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Introduction and Review of Worker Classification Issues: Independent Contractors vs. Employee

Course Price: N/A
CPE Credits
Advanced Preparation
Course Level
Knowledge of Federal Income Tax
Paul La Monaca CPA, MST
Course Description

IRS: Federal Tax Law Topics 2 CPE

CTEC: Tax Law 2 CPE

NASBA: Taxes 2 CPE

This course will provide both the beginning and seasoned Tax Professional with a broad background of the various issues surrounding the determination of worker classification status and the Tax Professional’s Role. It will include the issues concerning the responsibilities of tax withholding at the source and a review of the regulations on these issues. The course will introduce the 20 factor tests of the 1984 Revenue Ruling and the issues involved in filing IRS Form SS-8. It will discuss the 3 categories of evidence as defined by the IRS and the course will review court cases and the results of those rulings needed for planning with your clients. This is a "get down in the weeds" workshop in determining who might need to be issued IRS Form 1099 Misc. vs IRS Form W-2. In addition, the §530 Safe Harbor Rules of the 1978 Tax Reform Act will be reviewed in discussing the defense against the possible assessment of penalties.

Learning Objectives

After completing this program, participants will have a better idea of how to advise their clients who need to determine the status of a worker based on the specific facts and circumstances.


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  • materials and presentations are intended to stimulate thought and discussion and to provide attendees useful ideas and guidance in the areas of federal taxation and administration. These materials as well as the comments of the instructors do not constitute and should not be treated as tax advice regarding the use of any tax procedure, tax planning technique, device or suggestion, or any of the tax consequences associated with them.
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Testing Policy
  • require a test for CPE. 3 attempts are allowed.
  • You have 1 (one) year from date of purchase to complete the course by taking the test.
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