CPE Course Surgent's Employee vs. Independent Contractor: Achieving Success in a Worker Classification Audit (EMIC)

October 24, 2017

10:00AM — 12:00PM

Location Webinar

Member Price $89.00
Non-member Price $119.00

Curriculum Taxation

Field of Interest

Level Intermediate

Designed For

Any tax practitioner who wishes to understand how to help their clients avoid having independent contractors reclassified by the IRS as employees and any tax practitioner whose clients currently use independent contractors rather than employees to perform

2.00 credits

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Objective

  • Advise clients with respect to the risks associated with their treating workers as independent contractors rather than employees
  • Understand how to employ Section 530 for purposes of defending against an IRS allegation that one or more workers are employees and not independent contractors

Highlights

  • The 20 common law factors in a worker classification audit that are used to distinguish an employee from an independent contractor
  • How disgruntled independent contractors can use IRS Form 8919 against a former employer
  • When and how to use Section 530 as a defense in worker classification audits
  • What is "industry practice" for Section 530 purposes
  • Common sense steps that will avoid characterization of workers treated as independent contractors as employees
  • The  IRS’s Voluntary Classification Settlement Program—advantages and disadvantages

Instructors

Prerequisites

Knowledge of basic individual income tax principles

Developer

Surgent McCoy CPE, LLC

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