Questions and answers

What do you need to become a subcontractor?

What do you need to become a subcontractor?

Steps to becoming a subcontractor:

  1. Ensure you have the right trade qualification.
  2. Decide on and setup your business structure.
  3. Obtain any applicable licenses.
  4. Setup your business insurance.

What is a subcontractor certification?

Certificate. The document that you send to the subcontractor, usually with the payments, as an acknowledgement of the payment.

How hard is the NC General Contractors exam?

It is a common misconception that since the builder exam is open book, it is not difficult to pass. In actuality the North Carolina construction license exam is more difficult to pass than similar closed book exams due to the fact that you have books available as a resource during the contractor exam.

How hard is it to become a contractor?

Some general contractors lean on their work experience to gather the necessary skills and know-how to become licensed, or they will work through a trade school or association to complete an apprenticeship. In these cases, becoming a general contractor takes anywhere from three to five years.

Do subcontractors pay tax?

All subcontractors must file and pay taxes including state, local and federal income and self-employment taxes on their own. The general contractor must file IRS Form 1099-MISC if the subcontractor earns over $600.

Does a subcontractor need a business license?

Business Licenses and Registration Prime contractors require subcontracting companies to be properly licensed as business entities. Further, if the subcontracting company operates in a regulated industry, such as construction, it must have a specialty business license granted by the state.

What type of insurance do subcontractors need?

General liability insurance is a type of subcontractor liability insurance that protects against lawsuits over third-party bodily injuries and client property damage. Many small companies won’t work with subcontractors unless they carry their own general liability insurance.

How do I use procore as a subcontractor?

Subcontractors use Procore to perform the following key tasks:

  1. Submit a Bid.
  2. Approve Commitments.
  3. Monitor Project Activity.
  4. Track RFIs.
  5. Respond to Submittals.
  6. Respond to Punch Items.