Posts by Keith Peters

MISCLASSIFIED WORKERS » IRS temporarily expands tax relief program for businesses with misclassified workers

Call it an early holiday gift. Call it an instance of the government being responsive to the concerns of businesses with misclassified workers who just want to make things right and avoid stiffer penalties down the road. Either way, the IRS announced this week that it is temporarily expanding its eligibility requirements for its Voluntary Classification Settlement Program.

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EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE Businesses with misclassified workers may find relief under new IRS settlement program

For the last two years, McAfee & Taft has been warning employers of the consequences of misclassifying workers as independent contractors instead of employees. To support its belief that worker misclassification is an area of widespread abuse by some employers to avoid paying income and employment taxes and other benefits, the Internal Revenue Service and…

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