Guest speakers, guest lecturers and guest artists for a one time engagement are not required to be approved by the General Counsel as independent contractors.
Independent contractor status is determined by IRS guidelines. FOR IRS GUIDELINES TO INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR STATUS, please review IRS Publication 1779. The IRS will only allow independent contractor status when Tulane can show it lacks the necessary control over the worker that would indicate an employer-employee relationship (see Control Checklist below).
The Request for Information must be completed and signed by the contractor/consultant. The department wishing to contract with that individual can e-mail the completed form to: email@example.com for approval.
An individual must be approved as an independent contractor BEFORE providing services to the University.
A BUSINESS ENTITY USING A TAX IDENTIFICATION NUMBER IS NOT REQUIRED TO COMPLETE A REQUEST FOR INFORMATION FORM.
Common Law Factors of Worker Status
Request for Information *Please download this form first and then fill in the form fields