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    US citizen here, ex UK contractor .

    The other aspect to US contracting is the IRS (HMRC equivalent) has much clearer rules and enforcement about disguised employment. I feel like a majority of contractors in the UK would be caught out by that, and it would shrink the contract market a lot. The vagueness of IR35 always bothered me as a contractor here in the UK.

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    Thanks for that

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    U need H1-B visa, not so easy unless u have specialist skills

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    Quote Originally Posted by saurabh1 View Post
    U need H1-B visa, not so easy unless u have specialist skills
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    Quote Originally Posted by saurabh1 View Post
    U need H1-B visa, not so easy unless u have specialist skills
    That really depends on your definition of "specialist". Put it this way, the cap is around 65,000 per year IIRC, and it's always greatly exceeded by the number of petitions (maybe 100,000). Many organizations that really do require "specialists", as opposed to code monkeys, are outside the cap. So it isn't that "specialist". It's also pretty much universally regarded as a flawed system (Trump especially hates it, of course).

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    I'd somewhat agree with earlier comments, but also you will find contracts and contractors similar to here, especially in the prime markets of San Francisco, New York, Chicago. Rates can vary widely, from what you might find here a standard 500 a day to 5 times that in cases.

    Note - group health care is stupidly expensive. This is reason #1 why people opt for full time employment who might otherwise go contracting.

    W2 is like PAYE/umbrella here.

    Corp to Corp is like Limited Co. here. (and can be much more lucrative than here too if you structure it correctly)

    Try www.dice.com (the US site obviously)

    (FYI, I'm a US and UK citizen and have contracted in both countries.)

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    IPSE have launched a US Arm, might be useful for some...

    https://ipse-us.org/
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonMac View Post
    IPSE have launched a US Arm, might be useful for some...

    https://ipse-us.org/
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