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    Has anyone had any a Contract in the US, I have been offered a contract for six months in Los Angeles.
    The rate is OK, but are there things to look out for, ie pitfalls to avoid.

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    Try a Google search. USA contracts discussed many times.

    Go to Google. Type in..

    (keywords) site:forums.contractoruk.com

    Plenty of info there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ContractorMike View Post
    Has anyone had any a Contract in the US, I have been offered a contract for six months in Los Angeles.
    The rate is OK, but are there things to look out for, ie pitfalls to avoid.
    Do you have the legal right to work in the US?

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    I did several contracts in the NYC. Had a green card and the right to work there.

    Much the same as working in the UK. You'll probably need to set up a company - usually done by an accountant for a small / zero fee. Opening a business bank account was probably easier than here, but this was pre-9/11 so may well have changed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ContractorMike View Post
    Has anyone had any a Contract in the US, I have been offered a contract for six months in Los Angeles.
    The rate is OK, but are there things to look out for, ie pitfalls to avoid.
    It probably isn't a "contract" as you think of it. It's probably a temp role that requires your right to work their (e.g., H-1B employment visa, GC, citizenship), which you probably don't have if you're asking the question...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ContractorMike View Post
    Has anyone had any a Contract in the US, I have been offered a contract for six months in Los Angeles.
    The rate is OK, but are there things to look out for, ie pitfalls to avoid.
    IT contracting in the USA: an overview

    https://www.contractoruk.com/forums/...g-america.html

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    FWIW, the first article may be couched in the language of “contracting”, but an H-1B visa is straightforwardly an employment visa for specialist occupations. The sponsor is the employer.

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