So you are a property preservation mechanic and providing tasks as an independent contractor. The national field services firm tells you where you MUST purchase your business insurance and where you MUST purchase materials used to perform the task. They treat you like an “employee”. Do you think you are an independent contractor or an employee? Talk to a tax attorney or the IRS.
Filing a Form SS-8 requesting a “worker status” determination means you or the firm is asking the IRS to establish if the services you provide to the firm are those of an employee or an independent contractor.
Who are the most controlling firms who treat you like an employee and not as an independent contractor?