Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
 
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (9) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next
Author: Jeanwa Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 120809  
Subject: Re: employee and contract labor Date: 10/16/2013 2:31 PM
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll . Report this Post | Recommend it!
Recommendations: 0
Thanks Bill.

The employee/independent contractor helped a lot. It's easier in WA than in most/some states because here all people paid as independent contractors have to have a business license. Our state charges a B & O tax to all businesses. One of the companies I worked for had a cleaning lady that came in for 3 hours per week. They had been paying her as a independent contractor. Since she didn't have a business license the state after an audit by State Industrial Insurance made them put her on payroll. They didn't contact her. I wonder if the audit had been done by the Department of Revenue or IRS if it would have triggered an audit of the cleaning lady.

It was a time consuming audit. They went through every check. The ones that were made out to people they had the company verify they either had a state license or were on payroll. They even questioned the payments to the paper boy. At the time it was $8.00 per month.

That depends on the terms of the company health plan and group policy, etc. It's not unusual for corporate board members to be on the health plan. (Even IRS agrees they're self-employed. That's a law.)

I wonder if being on the company plan wouldn't be a reason for the state or federal folks to say they really are an employee not an independent contractor.

Jean
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll . Report this Post | Recommend it!
Print the post  
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (9) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next

Announcements

Disclaimer:
In accordance with IRS Circular 230, you cannot use the contents of any post on The Motley Fool's message boards to avoid tax-related penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or applicable state or local tax law provisions.
2013 Feste Award Voting Begins!
Who will win the 2013 Feste Award? Vote now for the Fool that most exemplifies the Fool Community mission of Learning Together!
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Post of the Day:
Tax Strategies

TMFPMarti-Feeling Good
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
Community Home
Speak Your Mind, Start Your Blog, Rate Your Stocks

Community Team Fools - who are those TMF's?
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and "#1 Media Company to Work For" (BusinessInsider 2011)! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.
Advertisement