Webinar Details
Course Description

IRS and State Agencies have increased their audits of workers classified as Independent Contractors as both agencies are looking for more revenue without raising taxes. Misclassification of workers by payees are an easy IRS target. As a result, companies need to be especially careful to ensure that their employee vs contractor classifications are in compliance with the law. 
In this webinar, industry expert and corporate tax attorney Steven D. Mercatante Esq. will discuss some of the more common problems experienced by CPA’s and accounts payable and tax departments related to documenting and validating payee information using the IRS Form W-9. In this webinar Steven will identify the issues and offer solutions and best-practices for addressing them. 

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize processes for dealing with recent Department of Labor, IRS, and State Level regulations as well as court cases impacting how workers are classified.
  • Learn to identify policies for handling reporting and compliance requirements.
  • Identify strategies for dealing with classification pitfalls – and how to avoid them while minimizing the impact of misclassifying workers.
  • Learn to create practices to capture key data points for use in subsequent worker classification policies.
  • Identify steps that should be taken to handle IRS Form SS-8 and worker lawsuits.
  • None.
Who Should Attend

CPAs, accounting/finance professionals working in accounts payable and tax departments. 

Advanced Preparation


Presenter Details
  • Steven Mercatante

    Steven Mercatante is the principal and founder of TIR Consulting, LLC. He is a nationally recognized leader in tax reporting education and consulting on specialized compliance issues. He has conducted on-site consultation for corporate clients from across the world and led countless seminars and webinars for Aurora Training Advantage, IAPP, Balance Consulting, The Accounts Payable Network, Accounts Payable Now and Tomorrow, Progressive Business Conferences, The Center For Competitive Management, and more.

NASBA Sponsor
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IRS Approved
  • National Registry of CPE Sponsors for the QAS self-study delivery method
    Encoursa LLC is an IRS-approved continuing education provider. Provider #: KKRBE
Date & Time
Friday, March 5, 2021

1:00 PM EST (see additional timezones)

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