Employee or Contractor? Double-Tax Case Could Help Businesses Challenge IRS
May 10, 2017
A tiny Native American tribe in New Mexico defeated the Internal Revenue Service in a dispute over a system that sometimes lets the government collect the same taxes twice.
The case, decided in April by the U.S. Tax Court, gives employers a new way to challenge the IRS when the agency audits companies and labels their workers as employees for whom paycheck-withholding is required instead of independent contractors responsible for their own taxes.