Depending on the scope or scale of your business, independent contractors can play a significant role in your success. Independent contractors are not employees of your company. They are not eligible for salary, benefits, or healthcare. Independent contractors are just that, independent. They likely have many other contracted jobs for companies in the same industry in which you operate. Independent contractors are easy to replace since their contracted terms are reduced compared to a salaried employee. Industries that typically use independent contractors include delivery services, construction, farming, journalism, childcare, residential and commercial cleaning, bookkeeping, accounting, and many others. When your company hires an independent contractor to handle a one-off project or multiple projects, they will be required to complete a 1099 in order to have their taxes filed correctly.