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with Tanya Baber

Independent Contractor vs. Employee - Part 2

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the IRS 20-Factor Test
  • Discover the court 8-factor test and how it differs from the IRS test
  • Review four court cases and outcomes to see these tests applied to real life examples
  • Learn safe harbor rules and when to implement them
  • Understand Form SS-8 and how it is used in determination of worker

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Course Overview

Course Details
  • Level: Beginner
  • Cost: Free
  • Field of Study: Taxes
  • Advanced Prep: None
  • Credit Type: CE & CPE
  • Credit Hours: 1
Course Description

Independent contractors can potentially save your clients money, but with increased IRS scrutiny, they could be at risk for penalties and liability. Can you be sure you understand the difference between an employee and independent contractor? 


This course is Part 2 of a comprehensive 2-part series that will help you understand the differences between an employee and independent contractor and how the IRS and the courts determine the worker status of an individual. Plus, you'll learn about a few safe harbors that can be used. We will cover the IRS 20-Factor Test, the court 8-factor test, and then apply those tests to real court case examples. You will also gain insight into how Form SS-8 is used for making a determination of status and §530 rules.


Attend this informative session to increase your understanding of employee classification. Develop your skills to keep your clients audit-ready and in compliance, and determine a worker's status correctly every time, without concern, to help your clients to avoid penalties.

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