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independent contractor

[‚in·də′pen·dənt ′kän‚trak·tər]
(engineering)
One who exercises independent control over the mode and method of operations to produce the results demanded by the contract.
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The training materials attempt to frame the issues in a real-world context and generally focus on the most relevant and practical factors affecting the business decision about whether to hire employees or independent contractors.
This signals to the IRS that your business relies substantially on independent contractors.
The purpose of this article is to review the relevant Internal Revenue Code (IRC) sections covering independent contractor status and employee status, and to examine a relevant court case in which criteria were given to help classify an appraiser as one or the other.
the firm was subjected to a prior audit (need not be an employment tax audit) that did not result in the assessment of employment taxes due to the firm's treatment of workers as independent contractors (The IRS appears to be using employment tax reviews in lieu of audits.
Tax and pension plan determinants Statutory definitions of employees and independent contractors are highly similar, irrespective of whether the area being regulated is income tax, social security taxes, pension plan coverage, or unemployment compensation.
We gave our full support legislatively and financially to this fight by the Massachusetts Delivery Association to protect the independent contractor business model for delivery and other trucking companies nationwide," says CLDA President, Kirk Godby.
Courts have also concluded that a production operator can be cited for independent contractor violations because the production operator could otherwise evade its compliance responsibilities by using independent contractors for most of its work.
These legislative changes were made in an effort to make it easier for an individual to qualify as an independent contractor under state employment laws.
Many of you are or will be hiring independent contractors to help complete the projects.
Many massage and other complementary therapists are employed as independent contractors rather than employees.

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