IRS Subcontractor Laws

By Robert Robillard on Contractor Advice


IRS To Step Up Enforcing Subcontractor Laws

Over the years many small contractors misclassified their employees as subcontractors and in doing so avoid having to pay workers compensation , SSI Medicare, Unemployment, withhold taxes and pay other insurances.

Recently the IRS has announced that it will start to randomly audit 2,000 small businesses and an additional 2,000 in each of the following two years in an attempt to enforce it’s newly formed Employment Tax National Research Program.

The IRS has estimated to gain $7 billion over the next 10 years. IRS plans to spend $25 million to hire an additional 100 agents.

My next post will deal with how to determine if someone is an employee or a subcontractor…….

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Robert Robillard

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Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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