Locum Tenens Tax Guide 2022

Free Tax Guide for Locum Tenens Providers

2021–2022 Edition

As a leading locum tenens agency, one topic that our providers frequently asked about is how their taxes will be impacted when they choose the locum life.  In order to prepare our new locum providers, and keep our current locums informed, for the current tax season, Barton partners with Andrew Schwartz, CPA to bring all locums a free tax webinar covering the tax implications of being an independent contractor.

Here are a few basics to get you started:

  1. Locum tenens healthcare providers are considered independent contractors.
  2. An independent contractor’s earnings are reported on Form 1099, as opposed to the Form W2 that traditional employees are accustomed to seeing at the end of each year.
  3. Unlike W2 employees, taxes aren’t withheld from an independent contractor’s paycheck. 


There are many tax advantages to being compensated as a 1099 independent contractor. For example:

  1. Independent contractors can deduct travel expenses such as food, flights, hotels, rental cars, and in some circumstances their own personal vehicle. And, W2 employees usually can not.
  2. Since you do not have a traditional employer, 1099 contractors (locum tenens providers), are able to deduct healthcare costs as long as they do not have access to a health insurance plan from a spouse/partner. This was covered more in-depth in our 2022 locum tenens tax webinar recording. Be sure to download our tax guide slideshow to go along with the webinar!
  3. You have access to additional retirement options.


Did that peak your interest? For more information about your tax advantage options as a locum tenens providers:

Download your copy of our 2022 Locum Tenens Tax Guide!

Additional Resource

2022 Locum Tenens Tax Webinar

Play Summary

Andrew D. Schwartz, CPA from Schwartz & Schwartz, P.C. breaks down taxes for locum tenens providers.

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