Do you know the difference between an employee and an independent contractor? Control!
Some businesses try to reduce expenses by treating an employee as an independent contractor
This is a very expensive mistake.
The IRS has a multi-part test to determine whether an individual is an independent contractor or an employee in disguise.
The more control the company has over the individual, the more like it is the individual is actually an employee.
Fines and penalties are stiff for cheating the IRS. Just don’t do it. Make sure your contractor is really independent.