Contractor vs. Employee: How to Tell the Difference and What to Do if the IRS Audits You

Duration 60 Mins
Level Basic
Webinar ID IQW21B0219

  • The IRS’s current 3-factor test
  • The older — but still referenced — 20-factor test
  • Dealing with borderline situations — are they a contractor or are they an employee?
  • Form SS-8 — what to do if an employee files one
  • Why it’s important to know the difference between contractors and employees
  • All the different ways you can get audited: IRS, DOL, and states (we focus on the IRS mostly in this webinar)

IRS relief programs: Section 530; Section 3509; the voluntary compliance program

Overview of the webinar

This webinar will cover what the IRS looks at when auditing whether a worker is an employee or a contractor. We will cover the current “3-factor” standard the IRS uses, as well as the older “20-factor” standards. We will also discuss the relief options available if you get audited and the IRS reclassifies contractors as employees.

Who should attend?

  • Business owners
  • Managers
  • Office managers
  • Bookkeepers
  • CFOs
  • Accountants
  • Payroll
  • contractors 
  • Controllers

Why should you attend?

IRS audits on the subject of whether a worker is a contractor or an employee are on the rise. States are also increasing enforcement in this area. This webinar will help you tell the difference between a contractor and an employee and what to do if the IRS audits your business.

Faculty - Mr.Jason Dinesen

Jason Dinesen is the President of Dinesen Tax & Accounting, P.C., a public accounting firm in Indianola, Iowa. His practice focuses on tax and accounting services for small businesses and individuals. Dinesen has extensive experience working with a third-party administrator of retirement plans and is a prior presenter of multiple 1099 seminars. Dinesen majored in corporate communications with a minor in management from Simpson College. He started his practice in 2009.

02-16-2021 -Independent Contractor vs. Employee.pdf
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