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Back-up Withholding and Form 1099

Why Your 1099 Filing Could Trigger an IRS Notice Does your business solicit the services of independent contractors, freelancers, or other non-employee workers? If so, the IRS may have its sights on you. While much of the economy has been focused on the healthcare-related effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there were several supplemental […]

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IRS Issues Guidance on its Operations During the Government Shutdown

The IRS’s brief announcement concerning its operations while the government is shut down has been updated to address collection and enforcement issues. Since the shutdown, the IRS is not issuing new liens or levies or taking action on existing liens.  Any collection notices sent out are automatically generated by the IRS’ computers and continue to […]

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Worker Classification: Voluntary Classification Settlement Program vs. Section 530 Relief

The world of worker classification is still fraught with great uncertainty.  The distinguishing factors between an employee and an independent contractor are different between the federal and state agencies.  Thus, it is possible for a worker to be considered an independent contractor by one agency, but be deemed an employee by another.  Because companies that […]

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Same-Sex Couples: Protect Your Rights to Refund!

The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) has been repeatedly challenged in federal court, specifically pertaining to Section 3, which codifies that same-sex marriages are not recognized for any federal purpose. So far, eight courts, including the First and Second Circuit Courts of Appeal (these two cover New York and all states comprising New England) have […]

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Undisclosed Offshore Financial Account Discovery Broadens

The search for tax evaders is turning into a modern day witch hunt.  Earlier this week, the French authorities raided the homes of UBS employees, and the German authorities raided the homes of Credit Suisse clients. The German state of North Rhine-Westphalia paid €3.5 million for a CD containing details of approximately 1,000 German clients […]

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