Is Your Household Worker an Employee?

In short, yes. According to the IRS, a worker is an employee if you tell them what they will do and how they will do it. It doesn’t matter if the employee works full time or part time. With an independent contractor, you tell them only what results you’re looking for. Families that mis-classify their household employee as an independent contractor (by providing a Form 1099 for filing taxes) can be charged with tax evasion.

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