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Employee or Contractor?

One of my workers wants to be paid as a contractor, but I’m concerned that the IRS expects me to withhold taxes. How do I find out how to treat this worker?

There’s no hard and fast rule for determining whether someone is an employee or an independent contractor. The IRS expects you to consider the list of 20 questions presented earlier in this chapter. The more questions that you answer positively about your worker, the more likely the worker is an employee.


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