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A Risky New Trend Replacing Employees with Independent Contractors

November 13, 2009
In the midst of a sour economy, some organizations have opted to rehire some laid-off employees as independent contractors. But this practice is fraught with risk, and it is becoming riskier now: The IRS is planning an audit crackdown early next year. Here is what you need to know before you hire independent contractors in lieu of employees.
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TOOL IRS Information on Using Independent Contractors

November 13, 2009
The IRS provides employers with a resource page containing information on properly determining whether workers are independent contractors or employees. Here are some highlights from it, including a 160-page IRS training manual on determining independent contractor status.
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