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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Expedited Review Of New Charity Applications Due To Hurricane Sandy

Posted on Mon, Nov 12, 2012


In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, millions of people are in need of assistance and charitable organizations are a major source of aid during this time.  The Internal Revenue Service has announced two policies that will both facilitate and promote organizations and individuals to provide relief to the affected people in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern region of the country.

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