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The New Federal Rules on Independent Contractors

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M. Swratz

MS Payroll

Monday, March 30, 2020 | 03:30 PM EDT

  • CPA
  • EA

1.5 Credits


Subject Area


Upcoming Webinars

Course Description

Who doesn't want to save thousands of dollars in taxes? Sometimes employers try to avoid paying employment taxes, workers compensation premiums, and unemployment insurance premiums by designating their workers as Independent Contractors rather than as employees. Uber, Lyft and other “Gig Economy” businesses have experienced huge success in the new millennium. A big part of the reason why is that they classify a large majority of their workers as independent contractors. 

But that business model is in danger. Many states are attacking the worker classification model, asking courts to mandate that their workers, usual drivers, are classified as employees. 

In this free webinar, you will learn how to take a critical look at your independent contractors, helping you determine who you should put on your payroll instead. Also, you will learn what states are joining forces for mandatory employment vs those that grant more freedom to employers.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the new, simplified IRS rules for determining whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor.
  • Be able to determine if those workers you currently treat as independent contractors should be reclassified as employees.
  • Know where to go to determine State rules on the same.
  • Teach hiring managers how to know who to put on payroll.
  • Prevent one of the most expensive mistakes an organization can make in hiring decisions.

Who Should Attend?

  • CPA - Large Firm
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • CPA in Business
  • Enrolled Agent
  • HR Professionals
  • Tax Firm
  • Tax Practitioners
  • Tax Pros
  • Young CPA


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The instructor was knowledgeable and spoke in non-lawyer terms making the information easy to understand. Good examples provided in the materials as well during his discussion. The session covered a lot of gray areas.