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We suggest that you reach out to your tax analyst regarding this. However most clients are simply doing it as an independent contractor. The staff will be the one to take care of their own taxes in the Philippines.
We generally do not require an Independent Contractor to sign a W-8 BEN form. However, this is optional. The Form W-8 BEN is not filed with the IRS. Instead, it is kept on file with the US payor in case they are audited. If audited, the Form W-8 BEN supports why no Form 1099 was issued and why no tax was withheld. We would still suggest talking with your accountant about this.
Same security measures you do with your internal staff. We suggest not to give them a very risky task on days 1- 30. To add, if you were to assign them to a task that involves extremely private information such has banking info, social security, etc. We suggest you get a monitoring software such as Insightful, Teramind or Time Doctor. From there you can see all the tools that they are using, get a screenshot of what they do and measure their productivity everyday. After 3 months or once you feel like you can trust the staff, you can have them do that for you.
Yes we do! We check their criminal history, call character references and previous employers. For added security, we get 2 valid ID’s and also an ID of their emergency contact person. Their mother’s ID for example.
We have 90 service guarantee that if things go south, we can replace the staff for you at no charge!
We’d like to say it depends on their experience. On average, it ranges from $800 to $1,200 a month. Also depends on what the “must have skills” you require in the Job Description. Although for General VA Tasks, it’s right around $800 to $1000 a month.
Staff from the Philippines has been working for US based companies for many years and are used to working during US office hours.
You and our team will create the Job Description, We’ll then Source, Run Ads and Post it on different job boards and Social Media, we’ll get about hundreds of applicants, sort each one out and get about 10%. Next step is for the candidates to do the exams like personality test, English proficiency test, video recorded interview, and more. If they pass, we’ll do the interview with them and get the top 3. We’ll send you a google drive with their profile and exam results and book a meeting with you to do the final interview.