A Congressional research report titled “Tax Gap: Misclassification of Employees as Independent Contractors,” focused on the tax gap created by misclassifying workers as independent contractors rather than employees and the problems associated with enforcing proper classifications.
Businesses must withhold tax and pay Social Security, Medicare and unemployment tax on wages paid to employees. On the other hand, they don’t withhold or pay taxes on payments to independent contractors. An IRS study found that workers misclassified as independent…
- 27 Aug, 2010
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