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Independent Contractor Versus Employee

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Many smaller companies use independent contractors to keep employee expenses lower. Independent contractors are engaged for specific projects, so there are only costs to the company hiring them when there is specific work to be performed. In addition, independent contractors do not have to be covered under workers’ compensation insurance or other employee benefits, and the company does not have to pay the employer portion of Social Security and Medicare taxes. However, the Internal Revenue Service and the courts have established strict guidelines on who can be considered a true independent contractor in recent years. This has ...
touring a club circuit making appearances. Entertainers (dancers) are often not actual employees of the club itself but allowed to perform as independent contractors. Most clubs have a dancer rotation where each dancer in turn will perform for one or more songs in a fixed sequence which repeats during a shift. During each set of one or more songs, the current performer will dance on stage in exchange for tips. Where legal (or legal restrictions are ignored), dancers may offer additional services such as lap dances or a trip to the champagne room for a set fee rather than a tip. Strippers can be contracted for performances ...
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Employee or Independent Contractor? IRS Spotlights Worker ...
A recent hot topic has been the independent contractor versus employee discussion, not only because the IRS is looking to prop up declining tax revenues in this bad economy, but also because the IRS recently kicked off their National Research Program (NRP) study (the first one in 25 years) that is focused on Employment Tax Compliance. This project will randomly examine or audit 2,000 businesses each year for the next 3 years with a focus on worker classification, fringe benefits, executive compensation, expense reimbursement, and other payroll related issues. This "study" will help the IRS find the ... market research, surveys and trends


Independent contractor versus employee: the risks of ...
Evaluating and classifying workers' employment status properly can save time, money, and resources spent in fines or litigation. Growing domestic and international competition has forced U.S. firms to find ways to prune operating costs while still remaining productive and efficient. Downsizing and reengineering are becoming standard operating practices. Many firms have achieved their objective of reducing labor costs (direct wages and employee benefits) by terminating "employees" and rehiring them as "consultants" or "independent contractors." However, there can be major legal and tax risks ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Ten Things GAO Has to Say About Employee/Contractor ...
Oct 13, 2009 ... Yet the GAO has produced a fascinating report about independent contractor versus employee problems. ... that from 10 percent to 30 percent of firms audited in .... might turn into $1 million. Sometimes to win the entire ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Industry Focus
    When trying to conserve funds, many businesses look to their CPA’s for help.  Whether through tax breaks or better financial organization, having an accountant that is trustworthy and knows their way around the many changing tax laws is important for all businesses.  Recently, executives representing the accounting industry met at the law offices of Holland & Hart in Las Vegas to discuss some of the issues they face as well as some of the important things businesses need to remember about their own accounting practices.     Connie Brennan, publisher of Nevada Business Magazine, ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
HUGH SIEGEL, CRNA; TERESA CATSOS, CRNA; GLENN SYPERDA, D.O.; NORTH PINELLAS ANESTHESIA ASSOCIATES, P.A., a Florida corporation, and TARPON SPRINGS HOSPITAL FOUNDATION, INC., a Florida corporation, d/b/a HELEN ELLIS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, Appellants, v. SHIRLEY RETH, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Sean Reth, Deceased, Appellee. Case Nos. 2D09-2364, 2D09-2474, Consolidated District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District. Opinion filed July 9, 2010. Thomas L. Schieffelin and Cara D. Henri of Hill, Adams, Hall & Schieffelin, P.A., Winter Park, for Appellant Tarpon Springs Hospital Foundation, Inc., d/b/a Helen Ellis ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Independent Contractor Versus Employee
Independent Contractor Versus Employee. Bernard L. Erven – Professor and Extension Specialist. Eric E. Barrett – Extension Associate ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Independent Contractor (Self-Employed) or Employee?
It is critical that you, the business owner, correctly determine whether the individuals providing services are employees or independent contractors. Generally, you must withhold income taxes, withhold and pay Social Security and Medicare taxes, and pay unemployment tax on wages paid to an employee. You do not generally have to withhold or pay any taxes on payments to independent contractors. If you are an independent contractor and hire or subcontract work to others, you will want to review the information in this section to determine whether individuals you hire are independent contractors (subcontractors) or employees. Before ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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Google Answers: Compensating Independent Sales People
Hello, I am responding to your question regarding the compensation of sales people at trade shows. This article is from the Journal of Business Research "Measuring Performance at Trade Shows" with a section on sales related activities. On this site: Tech Republic Compensating a Sales Force "So consider, your margins 1.43 or 1.5, then consider the sales reps monthly living expenses and requiremets due to age and experience. If you can replace any of your sales staff in less than a week and plan on turnover, you would generally pay far less and offer little base. If these sales ...
Google Answers: W2 versus 1099
Hello, I am a contractor (1099) in the computer programming field. As you probably already know it is getting harder and harder to find contracting jobs today. I have been offered a job as a contractor but only as a W2. An agancy I guess will hire me and sub-contract me out to this job. I am not familiar with the W2 stuff. Can someone please explain the advantages and disadvantages of going from 1099 to W2? Hi softballkid, I guess the main advantage is that you'll have a job! 8-) With W-2 status, you will be an employee of the agency rather than being self employed as you are with 1099 status. The difference ...