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Thank you for taking the time to reply! I did act as an independent contractor until this August, when I negotiated a full time position with benefits. I receive medical, dental, optical, vacation days, the pension match, a still deductible home office, and employer contribution to social security and medicare. Also, it seems as though there are not many deductions that become available to me as an independent contractor. My employer is flexible, and I could certainly become an independent contractor again if it were to my benefit. However, I recently reviewed the State of Illinois criterion to be considered an independent contractor, and my employer and I would be hard pressed to present a case were the status to come under scrutiny, as my role in the company becomes increasingly more involved and I am now present during most business hours. I think it would be best if I could find a pension plan as a full time employee, but still don't understand my options.

So many factors to weigh! Any ideas? Thanks again for your reply!
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