Tax Compliance Series for Construction Contractors: Worker Classification

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Due to the nature of construction work, it is common for companies to face challenges related to understanding whether a worker is considered an “independent contractor” or “employee” in the eyes of the IRS. In the final post of Aronson’s Tax Compliance Series for Construction Contractors, we focus on an important issue for employers: worker classification.

Hiring a worker as an employee has costs beyond their wages. Such costs include:

  • Hard costs (e.g. payroll taxes, unemployment taxes, insurance)
  • Compliance with the regulatory requirements of having an employee
  • The added administrative burdens of payroll and the support of a human resources department

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