Right or wrong, it is common practice in the Tax Industry to classify “Tax Preparers” working for your business as Independent Contractors. But, are they really Independent Contractors?

Quick side note:

This is not intended as a legal opinion, nor are we claiming to be experts in employment law. The purpose of this article is to bring awareness to this topic and help the unaware and potentially non-compliant get it right before it’s too late.

How do you know if your “Independent Contractor” is actually an employee?

Having employees definitely presents more hoops for you to jump through but improper classification, intentional or not has its own set of painful consequences.

So, how do you know if you have hired an Independent Contractor or an employee?

The IRS looks at a number of things in determining employment classification.

Click HERE to read a short, to the point article on the topic.