How to Identify Independent Contractors

Learn the IRS and Wage and Hour Division rules on independent contractors
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  • Lectures 6
  • Length 38 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 12/2013 English

Course Description

The IRS and Wage and Hour Division have made it a priority to audit businesses to make sure that the individuals they are paying as independent contractors qualify. Businesses have been required to pay MILLIONS of dollars in wages, taxes and penalties for being out of compliance.

This Essential Payroll Series e-training provides guidance on how to determine if a worker qualifies to be treated as an independent contractor. In 35 minutes you will know where the rules can be found, how they are applied during an audit, know the 4 targeted industries, and the 6 steps you can take to protect your company from contractor classification mistakes.

You can download a PDF of the presentation to take notes. In addition our contact information is available at the end of the presentation if you have additional questions you would like to submit.

What are the requirements?

  • Download the attached PDF and basic payroll knowledge

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Identify who can be treated as an Independent Contractor according to the IRS and Wage and Hour Division
  • Know where to find the IRS rules and regulations

Who is the target audience?

  • Business Owners
  • Payroll Professionals
  • Human Resource Professionals

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Section 1: Identifying Independent Contractors

This session covers the reasons the IRS and state revenue office focus on independent contractor violations


Here is a simple way to identify which contractors the auditor will target


Knowing the rules - important, Knowing how the rules are enforced - priceless


4 Primary Factors, 4 Reason Your Company Will Be Audited, 4 Targeted Industries


Where the rubber meets the road - what does a violation cost? Save the money implement these 6 steps and protect your company


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Instructor Biography

Gary Garner, Enrolled Agent

For the past three years I have lead over 400 public workshops on Payroll Law and Human Resource Law. I have been an accountant for over 15 years and worked in many different areas related to accounting and employee benefits. I have my Enrolled Agent designation with the IRS giving me the authority to represent any taxpayer before the IRS for audit or collection issues. I specialize in helping companies avoid and correct payroll and employee benefit issues.

I currently am President of the Illuminare Group Inc. which provides consulting and training to all types and sizes of companies on issues related to payroll compliance and employee benefit compliance. My corporate web site is www.illuminaregroupinc,com.

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