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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.
NOTE: this webinar specifically focuses mostly on the IRS but we also talk briefly about other agencies that could audit this issue, such as the DOL or state agencies.
Why you should 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.
Areas Covered in the Session
- 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)
- 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
- IRS relief programs: Section 530; Section 3509; the voluntary compliance program
Who Will Benefit
- Payroll Professionals
- Office Managers
Jason T. Dinesen , LPA, EA 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 educational seminars. Dinesen majored in corporate communications with a minor in management from Simpson College. He started his practice in 2009 and became a public accounting firm in 2013. Jason has been presenting on various tax topics since 2012, and now gives webinars almost daily.