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September 2011 IRS Implements Voluntary Program for Reclassifying Workers. [11K] Printed (pdf) version. [206K]
May 2011 Worker Misclassification Penalties Likely to Increase as IRS Audits More Employers [18K] and Ten Steps to Reduce Future Exposure on Employee Misclassification and Similar Issues. [6K] Printed (pdf) version. [227K]
September 2010 IRS Employment Tax Audits: Spotlight on Worker Classification and Deferred Compensation Arrangements [13K] Printed (pdf) version. [171K]
August 2010 Changes Likely for Section 530 Relief in Employee vs. Independent Contractor Classifications [10K] and IRS Will Scrutinize Fringe Benefits During Employment Tax Audits. [8K] Printed (pdf) version. [200K]
July 2010 Increased IRS Scrutiny of Worker Classifications. [9K] Printed (pdf) version. [140K]
November 2009 IRS Announces Employment Tax National Research Program. [9K] Printed (pdf) version. [142K]


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