Tax Warrior Chronicles

Independent Contractor or Employee?: Tax Implications for Employers

Posted on Wed, Mar 20, 2013

Taxpayers and businesses alike frequently find themselves in tax court over the question of whether a worker is an independent contractor or employee for federal income and employment tax purposes.  Jane Scaccetti, a D&S partner, in fact, recently tweeted about just such a case, in which a taxpayer lost his case. The question can be quite complex and the stakes can be very high. Let’s try to shed some light, in this brief blog, on some of the more obvious ways to determine on which side a worker may fall and what employers should do to comply with the law.

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Hurricane Sandy and the NJ Sales and Use Tax

Posted on Tue, Dec 18, 2012


With Hurricane Sandy clean-up and rebuilding in full force down at the shore, we here in the City of Brotherly Love want to help our NJ neighbors as best we can.  We tried putting on a star-studded benefit concert, but the acts we contacted were all booked up. So, we’re going with the nominally less-exciting plan B—a brief, yet informative, pontification on NJ Sales and Use Tax examined in the context of Hurricane Sandy rebuilding efforts as described in NJ TAM 2012-3.  Now, please give us a moment to straighten our pocket protectors before we begin.

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