Leaving employer - asked to become IC
I'm leaving my current employer to move out of state. The place has really enjoyed my time there and have asked if I would be interested in providing remote support (being considered an independent contractor), but only during the transition period until they fill my position, maybe 60 days? I don't see it going into next year. I have never been approached with this sort of situation and was wondering if others have and what things to keep in mind if I accept. Obviously, I need to consider taxes where I will be living and ensuring those are paid. We had a short meeting today and it was agreed that a contract defining duties, compensation, availability, etc., would be needed. A 30% wage increase was offered to make up for the loss of benefits and covering taxes. I would be using my own computer equipment except a company cell phone. They really just want some help during the process since it is only a 2-man IT dept. They've been a great place to work and it's only for a very short time. I've done some reading but most of it was for long term gigs and this just seems more like a smaller request, I just don't want to get into something I regret later. Any insight? Thanks.