Independent Contractors

Employee Vs. Independent Contractor Status is Focus of New IRS Template

Should you be classified as an employee or independent contractor? This is an issue that has drawn a lot of attention from the IRS lately, as more employers have been trying to cut costs and classify employees as independent contractors thereby avoiding thepayroll taxes. To clarify how one determines his or her status the IRS has released Publication 1779, which looks at three areas: behavioral control, financial control, and the relationship of the parties to determine worker classification. 05/17/12 IRS publication 1779

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