Tax Terms plays a key role in US job market / US IT Recruitment so in-order to have good understanding about US recruitment, every recruiter must have knowledge about the US Tax Terms
Basically, US IT Recruitment works on two key factors :
- Relationship between clients and Staffing Companies
- Relationship between US IT recruiters/Bench Recruiters and the management
There are three (3) Tax Terms which are generally used in US Job market.
W2, which stands for the wage and tax statement, is a tax form given by the Staffing companies to the Candidate in the month of January every year.
Tax : On W2 tax will be taken care by his/her employer as the employer withholds a part of pay.
What taxes need to be paid?
- Federal income Tax
- State Income Tax
- Social Security Tax (SSN) Tax
- Medicare Tax
For instance, the person who is seeking a job opportunity with a valid work authorization (US Citizen/Green card/H1B /OPT /TN visa etc.,) is termed as consultant /Candidate.
Like wise, there are some staffing agencies who take these Consultants on their bench according to the interest of the consultants.
If a H1B candidate is on one of the staffing companies (“X”) payroll (or made an agreement with an employer for a certain period) then this H1B Candidate is called as W2 of this (“X”) Staffing firm
- Only Green card /US citizen / EAD / TN Visa can work on W2 Tax Term
- H1B are not allowed to work on W2 if they are in agreement with other employer, but they are allowed to work on W2 when they are going to transfer their Visa.
- W2 Candidates will have basic benefits from the employer’s end like Medical, insurance, PTO,401K
C2C is one of the commonly used Tax Terms in the US, which is the most preferable Tax by most of the consultants
C2C is an agreement between two Corporations and under this Tax Term your company/corporation is responsible for your Taxes.
- You are an employee of company – X (So you are under payroll of company -X) but you are working for company – Y, so in that case, there will be a C2C agreement between company – X & company – Y
- Company – Y is not responsible for your taxes. Only your company (Company – X) will pay all the taxes.
- Any US Valid Visa can work on C2C basis.
1099 is one of the rarely used tax terms in US job market as no one prefers to work on 1099
1099 is and independent contractor or freelancer where they are liable to pay their own taxes and files their payroll.
Frequently Asked Questions on US Tax Terms
What are different US Tax Terms?
There are 3 types of tax terms i.e., W2, 1099, C2C
What is the difference between W2 and C2C or Corp-to-Corp?
C2C or Corp-to-Corp is an agreement between an individual (Valid US Visa Holder) to a corporation.
What is the 1099 Tax Term?
When a person is paid on 1099 tax terms, all the money earned by the candidate is paid on untaxed bias so, the candidate is responsible to pay the tax.
What taxes need to be paid on W2?
Federal income Tax
State Income Tax
Social Security Tax (SSN) Tax
34 thoughts on “US Tax Terms : C2C / W2 / 1099”
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Can you kindly help me to be on track in what basis the wages are fixed for hourly basis for these three categories fr all
can we recruit an L1 Transfer Visa holder on W2
No, L1 is called intra-company transferee visa which mean L1 should only work with the company who has sponsored the Visa.
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Hello arun sir, I’m a fresher in to this industry. I’m learning the the concept of this Recruitment process, types of Visas, Tax terms. Can you please give me some more details on visa and text terms that will help me to clear my interviews.
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Tax Terms – https://youtu.be/w0ZbPUvUnf0
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I have handled US recruitment 12 years before and took long break in my career. Recently I joined back and I almost got blanked with these terms. Your article really helped me to get it on track. Can you kindly help me to be on track in what basis the wages are fixed for hourly basis for these three categories pl
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