Several people have recommended that the Singularity Institute avoid
having any employees if at all possible. The two alternate
relationships are "contractor" and "fellowship". The "fellowship"
description fits what I'll be doing, at least until SingInst is ready to
start a coding project with multiple programmers (which won't be for a
while yet), so that's the current plan.
Does anyone here know the exact details of what paperwork is legally
required to create a fellowship? For example, do I need to file a W-4
with SingInst so that SingInst can withhold tax from fellowship
payments? Do I need to calculate and send taxes myself on a quarterly
basis? Or do I just calculate and pay my taxes at the end of the year?
If I'm not going to be an employee, are things like health insurance
deductible from my taxable income? And so on.
If there are any Research Fellows on this list, or anyone who's done the
paperwork for fellowships at some point in their lives, please contact
-- firstname.lastname@example.org Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://singinst.org/singinst.html
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