Classifying Workers: Independent Contractor or Employee?

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    Speaker: Deborah Wolfe

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    Duration: 60 Minutes
    Product Code: 50004
    Level: Beginner


As a business owner, you are responsible for classifying the people providing services to you and your clients, and to remit employment taxes to the IRS on behalf of all employees. Classifying workers as independent contractors simplifies your payroll process and can save business owners money.


Misclassification of workers is a serious problem that can have severe consequences for business owners. Workers that feel they have been misclassified are able to file a tax form to notify the IRS of the discrepancy and you can be held liable for the taxes and related penalties!


  • Determining Business Relationship – What Type of Workers Do I Have?
  • Control and Independence Factors – Who Controls the Work or Product?
  • Supporting Evidence – How Do I Document Classification?
  • Associated Forms – SS-8, 1099, 940, 941
  • Consequences and Penalties
  • Independent Contractor, Common Law Employee, Statutory Employee, Statutory Nonemployee
  • How Work Instruction Affects Work Relationship
  • Financial Factors Affecting Classification
  • Contracts
  • Industry Standards – Job Types Classified as Employees by the IRS
  • Employment Tax Obligations


Attend this webinar on Employment taxes in USA and learn how to classify workers appropriately, factors to consider when determining your business relationship, when to file IRS form SS-8, and forms/taxes associated with each type of worker.


  • HR and Accounting Professionals
  • Small Business Owners
  • Entreprenuers, Sole Proprietors, Self-Employed Professionals
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Business Management Professionals


Deborah Wolfe has been a successful government, non-profit, and private account for over 18 years.  She empowers individuals and builds confidence with education, originality, and authenticity.  Her approach combines professionality and originality to design and improve business and accounting solutions. For the past 4 years, Deborah has been a speaker and small business owner consultant, guiding business owners and entreprenuers from startup to success!  She is based in St Augustine Florida and is an active writer on LinkedIn.

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