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Employee vs. Independent Contractor: Achieving Success in a Worker Classification Audit Webinar

CPE

When
June 13
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

CPE Credits
2-Tax

Details

 Pricing

PICPA Member: $89 | Nonmember: $114


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Course No.
EMIC-2019-01-WEBNR-164-01
Level
Intermediate
Prerequisites
Knowledge of basic individual income tax principles
Note
This webinar is hosted by PICPA's partner, Surgent CPE. After registering, you will receive an email from Surgent CPE with the log-in information.

Description

The IRS believes, perhaps with some justification, that many independent contractors are actually employees and should be treated as such for tax purposes. The result is that worker classification audits are frequent and often costly for business clients, both in terms of time as well as money expended. This program prepares tax practitioners to assist their clients with worker classification audits, and to avoid them if possible, by discussing and explaining the circumstances under which workers will most likely be characterized as employees or as independent contractors. The program also deals with the first line of defense against the IRS in worker classification audits—Section 530, as well as the common law factors distinguishing an employee from an independent contractor. This program also explores the IRS Voluntary Classification Settlement Program, and discusses whether a practitioner should advise a client to request admission into this program.

Highlights

  • Advise clients with respect to the risks associated with their treating workers as independent contractors rather than employees
  • Understand how to employ Section 530 for purposes of defending against an IRS allegation that one or more workers are employees and not independent contractors


Speaker(s)

Michael J Tucker, Ph.D., LL.M., J.D., CPA

Michael J. Tucker is an employee of Surgent McCoy CPE, LLC and a consultant for the accounting firm of T.M. Byxbee Co. in Hamden, CT. He is the author of many professional articles and a veteran TV and live-seminar presenter. In addition, he heads up Surgent McCoy's webinar efforts, where he writes and hosts many of the webinars Surgent McCoy sponsors and presents. Mr. Tucker was a professor at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT and worked with KPMG Peat Marwick and Deloitte & Touche. Mr. Tucker received his J.D. from New York University, his LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center, and his Ph.D. from the University of Houston.

 

 


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