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Posts tagged ‘independent contractor’

Employee or Independent Contractor – Know the Rules

The IRS encourages all businesses and business owners to know the rules when it comes to classifying a worker as an employee or an independent contractor. (more…)

Employer had reasonable basis classifying workers as independent contractors

A federal district court has concluded that an employer who classified its workers as independent contractors was entitled to relief under Section 530 of the Revenue Act of 1978 (Nelly Home Care, DC-Pa., May 10, 2016). As a result, the employer did not owe employment taxes for the period at issue. (Of course, in that case, the IRS will now likely go after the workers for self-employment taxes if they have not already treated themselves as independent workers and the limitations period for assessment has not expired.) (more…)