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Deep Dive Into 1099 Vs. W2 – Make Sure You Are Properly Classifying Workers

Deep Dive Into 1099 Vs. W2 – Make Sure You Are Properly Classifying Workers

1 Credit


Subject Area


Webinar Qualifies For

1 CPE credit of Taxes for all CPAs

1 CE credit of Federal Tax for Enrolled Agents ( IRS Approved : GEHNZ ) (Approval No. GEHNZ-T-00271-20-O)

1 CE credit of Federal Tax Subjects for California Tax Professionals (CTEC Approved - 6273) (Approval No. 6273-CE-0281)

1 CE credit of Annual Filing Season program (AFSP)( IRS Approved : GEHNZ )

1 RCH credit for Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) (Approval No. 21CPE005)

1 RCH credit for Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) (Approval No. 21CPE005)

1 CE credit of Federal Tax for Oregon Tax Preparers (Approval No. GEHNZ-T-00271-20-O)

1 CE credit of Federal Tax for Maryland Tax Preparers (Approval No. GEHNZ-T-00271-20-O)

1 General Educational credit for Tax Professionals / Bookkeepers / Accountants

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  • What is a 1099 employee?
    2 mins
  • Virtual marketplace company (VMC) at 6 factor test
    9 mins
  • How does the DOL apply 6 factors?
    17 mins
  • National Labor Relations Board rules
    31 mins
  • Does the worked invoice company?
    37 mins
  • Employee vs. contractor
    45 mins

Course Description

Today's employers must be aware of the complex compliance issues relating to the proper classification of employees versus independent contractors. The IRS plans to flag employers for audit should they issue both a 1099 and W-2 to the same identification number in the same year.  The result is that worker classification audits are frequent and often costly for business clients, both in terms of time as well as money expended.

This CPE webinar prepares tax practitioners to assist their clients with worker classification audits, and to avoid them if possible, by discussing and explaining the circumstances under which workers will most likely be characterized as employees or as independent contractors. This session is designed to help practitioners understand the dangers of classifying a worker as an independent contractor, when they really are an employee.  You will also learn how to analyze each type of worker’s job duties to determine whether the DOL, IRS, etc. will likely determine that the worker is an employee.  

This session is a must for anyone who does not have extensive experience with Labor department audits or FLSA lawsuits. This is relevant both for your own accounting firm, but also to make sure your clients are properly classifying their workers.

Learning Objectives

  • Attendees will gain real-world insight about what the Labor Department looks at when they investigate a Florida employer who has independent contractors.
  • You will leave this session equipped to be comfortable in how your organization is classifying workers.
  • You will be able to hit the ground running, knowing how to make changes in your organization if you need to.

Who Should Attend?

  • Accounting Firm
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • CPA in Business
  • Senior Accountant
  • Staff of Accounting Firm
  • Tax Accountant (Industry)
  • Tax Attorney
  • Tax Director (Industry)
  • Tax Firm
  • Tax Managers
  • Tax Practitioners
  • Tax Preparer
  • Tax Pros
  • Young CPA