Contractor vs Employee: How to Tell the Difference and What to Do if the IRS Audits You

Event: Live Webinar
Event Date: April 22, 2024
Presenter: Jason Dinesen
Event Time: 1:00 PM EST
Duration:60 Minutes

Description:

IRS audits on the subject of whether a worker is a contractor or an employee are on the rise. States are also increasing enforcement in this area. This webinar will help you tell the difference between a contractor and an employee and what to do if the IRS audits your business.

Session Highlights:

  • Why it’s important to know the difference between contractors and employees
  • All the different ways you can get audited: IRS, DOL, and states (we focus on the IRS mostly in this webinar)
  • The IRS’s current 3-factor test
  • The older — but still referenced — 20-factor test
  • Dealing with borderline situations — are they a contractor or are they an employee?
  • Form SS-8 — what to do if an employee files one
  • IRS relief programs: Section 530; Section 3509; the voluntary compliance program

Learning Objectives

This webinar will cover what the IRS looks at when auditing whether a worker is an employee or a contractor. We will cover the current “3-factor” standard the IRS uses, as well as the older “20-factor” standards. We will also discuss the relief options available if you get audited and the IRS reclassifies contractors as employees.

NOTE: this webinar specifically focuses mostly on the IRS but we also talk briefly about other agencies that could audit this issue, such as the DOL or state agencies.

Who Should Attend

  • Payroll Professionals
  • Office Managers
  • Bookkeepers
  • Accountants

Speaker Profile:

Jason Dinesen (EA, LPA) is a tax nerd, entrepreneur, tax expert, and a well-known presenter of continuing education courses.

Known for his sharp tax interpretations, he is one of the quickest to bring the analysis of the latest tax updates and IRS guidance to the professional community. Jason has coached over 200,000 accounting, tax, and HR professionals on various topics of accounting, individual taxation, corporate taxation, professional ethics and much more.

He has presented over dozens of webinars on Form 1099 (for 10 years on this subject!); marriage in the tax code; tax updates; the new Form W-4, payroll updates, filing status, tax credit and other issues relating to the modern-day household setting.

He also teaches 2 classes at Simpson College, Individual Income Tax and Business Analytics. Jason always had a knack for radio shows and has and regularly features as an anchor for Radio Iowa. Jason was born and raised in Iowa and has a degree in corporate communications from Simpson College in Indianola. He has a big family that includes his wife, two sons, 4 cats and 2 dogs. His other hobbies include being a season ticket holder to University of Iowa football.