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The ABC Test: Employee or independent contractor?

With the rise of the 21st-century gig economy, the line between an independent contractor and an employee is more blurred than ever. A high-profile 2018 court decision involving app-based companies like Uber, Lyft and Postmates limited the scope of whom employers could classify as contractors. The California Supreme Court’s decision was further bolstered by a September 2019 bill signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom limiting companies’ use of contractors.

Reasons the IRS will audit you

To put it succinctly, The IRS audits people to double-check their numbers and make sure their returns don’t show any inconsistencies. An audit is not a sinister move by the IRS to blackball you, but some people do try to purposefully cheat the system and that is when real problems arise.

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