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Why hiring an independent contractor could be the best decision you ever make – or the worst!

With the IRS claiming 80% of freelancers are misclassified … you can't afford to make one single mistake in classifying your employees. Now one handy resource lets you hire contractors with confidence, save money and avoid costly audits.

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Dear Business Friend:

When super-giant Microsoft realized they needed more computer programmers, they decided to hire independent contractors or freelancers to save money on payroll taxes and benefits. Smart plan. Businesses do it all the time. Perhaps you have, too, or are considering it.

To protect their interests, Microsoft even had the programmers sign a contract stating, “Yes, I am an independent contractor.”  With this contract in hand, Microsoft didn’t pay payroll taxes or benefits. Contractors couldn’t participate in Microsoft’s Employee Stock Purchase Plan or their 401(k).  Microsoft was saving tons of money!

But Microsoft made a few unwitting mistakes with their freelancers. For example, the contractors worked at the Microsoft office … beside full-time workers … for 18 months … doing the same work. As a result, this set-up was a red flag for the Labor Department and the IRS. A contractor sued and a class-action lawsuit was brought against Microsoft.

And despite what Microsoft thought was an iron-clad contract, they lost. During the appeals process, Microsoft settled for a whopping $97 million with the contractors. And if that multi-million-dollar payout wasn’t bad enough, Microsoft was also forced to pay out millions to the IRS in back payroll taxes.

Now if a big dog like Microsoft with its army of lawyers and HR personnel can’t escape the pitfalls of hiring an independent contractor, is your business safe?

I would say … YES! If you have at your fingertips one of the best resources that explains in plain English – no confusing legalese – the intricacies of working with independent contractors. Now you have it!
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How You Can Tell the IRS to “Back Off!”

With the IRS anxious to audit businesses for any classification infraction in order to sock you with back taxes and stiff penalties, you need to be up to speed on all the latest legal requirements.

Using Independent Contractors can help. You’ll find the answers you need to stay out of trouble and be in full compliance so the IRS can’t touch you.

Here’s what you will discover:
  • Why the IRS’s notorious 20-Factor Test for classifying workers is losing credibility – with the IRS! If you’re still using this dinosaur, you could be walking through an IRS landmine. Find out what the IRS insists you do NOW!
  • Wary of hiring independent contractors? Six reasons why you may want to consider them – and one reason NOT to.
  • Take our easy Worker Status Quiz! Discover what you may be doing wrong – or right – in your company regarding worker classification. Plus, common-sense recommendations to stay OFF the IRS radar!
  • The secret section of the tax code the IRS hopes you never discover. Agents “forget” to mention it, but it could save you thousands in back taxes for a misclassification mistake. Simply ask for IRS publication.
  • The IRS’s Top Ten Questions for worker classification. You must know the answers to stay out of hot water.
  • Does your business operate in one of these 22 states? Watch out. They’re even stricter than the IRS in determining worker classification.  What you need to do to protect yourself.
  • The first question you MUST ask if the IRS contacts you about worker classification. It could save you time, money and hassle. And the 3 steps to take if an IRS agent oversteps his investigation.  Practical advice to withstand potential IRS abuse.
  • You’ve followed all federal laws in hiring your contractor, so you’re safe, right? Wrong! Most employers forget to check with this group and get into trouble. But you won’t.
  • When hiring a contractor won’t exempt you from federal law. You MUST know this or be subject to brutal fines.
  • When confession is good for the soul … and your bottom line. The one time the IRS will give you a pass on misclassifying a contractor.
  • The hidden clause in the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 that can significantly lower your legal fees in a dispute with the IRS. Your lawyer many not know it, but now you will. Plus, it allows you to suspend any tax or penalty payments due to reclassification. It’s your right as a taxpayer!
  • How to avoid the 4 common 1099 mistakes most employers make. These are red-hot buttons for an IRS investigation.  Save yourself time and money with a few simple corrections.
  • And so much more!
Don’t let one simple mistake open you up to an IRS classification audit. It’s costly, burdensome and time-consuming. But by following the vital information you’ll find in Using Independent Contractors, you can tell the IRS to “back OFF!” the next time they come knocking.
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How to Keep Your Contractors and Employees Happy … and Avoid a Messy Lawsuit!

While the IRS may come after you demanding burdensome back taxes and penalties if you misclassify an employee … your contractors can come after you, too.

Complaints to the Labor Department from disenchanted independent contractors are on the rise … and the Labor Department is only too happy to pursue you, too. If caught, you could be on the hook for millions in benefits you thought only employees were entitled to.

But Using Independent Contractors gives you the tools you need to legally spell out an independent contractor’s responsibilities, work schedule and fees … so there’s no misunderstanding which can lead to a nasty lawsuit.

In this section, you’ll discover what requirements you need to look for in a freelancer and how to lock down an airtight contract. Plus, you’ll learn so much more …
  • Why taking these 3 simple steps can avoid a messy lawsuit with a contractor. The Labor Department is aggressively suing on behalf of independent contractors who want to classify as employees.  But you can fight back before the suit is even filed. Here’s how.
  • The ONE thing you must NEVER give an independent contractor. You may think you’re being helpful and saving the company money, but the IRS hates it. They’ll hit you hard. Plus, MORE do’s and don’ts to avoid government scrutiny.
  • 5 things you MUST review before converting employees to independent contractors. FedEx ignored them and was forced to pay $5.3 million to employees. This simple review can save you time, money and headaches.
  • Insist your independent contractor has this one document. It’s a money-saver for you and clear proof of contractor status the Labor Department can’t ignore.
  • The 4 clauses you MUST include in every contract with a freelancer. Miss just one and you could be out-of-pocket for hundreds, even thousands, of dollars.
  • A neat negotiation trick that gives you more leverage and control in setting freelancing prices. Plus, the Labor Department will stay off your back, too.
  • Hourly rate or project fee? The secret to negotiating a fair price with your contractor. Plus a simple calculation to determine an acceptable price range so you’re not overpaying your freelancers.
  • The 3 documents you need to judge a contractor’s skill level. It’s so important to do all 3 before you hire and avoid a hiring nightmare.  With these papers on file, you can preempt any future lawsuit.
  • How to protect your work product and your company secrets after the job is over. Simply add this language to a freelancer’s contract. But it could cost you. We’ll explain.
  • Is hiring a contractor right for your company? Four questions you must ask yourself. If yes, what you may want to tell your staff. Plus what not to say to avoid this common legal trap.
  • Who pays when a contractor fails? What you need to know when even the best intentions go wrong. Simple steps so everyone’s happy to part ways without a nasty legal challenge.
  • And much, much more!
Now I can hire the best independent contractors for my company – without worrying about a classification audit from the IRS or a lawsuit from the Labor Department.
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Finally, Save Money from the Painful Lessons Learned by Top Companies

You’ll really appreciate the final chapter of this hard-hitting, no-nonsense book. It’s filled with recent court rulings – written in brief laymen’s English. You’ll learn from past mistakes of big companies, so you make NONE of your own.

This quick chapter gets you up to speed on the latest trends in worker classification. For example…
  • Can you terminate a contractor who criticizes your business?
  • Can you terminate if a contractor wants to unionize?
  • Can you offer insurance to a contractor?
  • Are you forced to accommodate disabled contractors?
  • Are you legally responsible for inappropriate actions of a contractor?
  • And more!
The answers may surprise you. To stay out of hot water with your employees … and your contractors … and the IRS … and the Labor Department … you’ll want to have this handy resource working for you.

If you can avoid just one mistake in hiring a freelancer, or filling out a 1099 or classifying an employee, then you can save your company thousands, perhaps millions, of dollars. With such potential money and time savings, you can easily pay for the low price of Using Independent Contractors.

Hiring independent contractors can really save your business in payroll taxes and costly benefits … IF you do it right. Now you can, with your risk-FREE copy of Using Independent Contractors. It’s easy to beat back the long arm of the IRS and Labor Department when your hiring practices are in full compliance.

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Sincerely,



Phillip A. Ash
Publisher
Now I can hire the best independent contractors for my company – without worrying about a classification audit from the IRS or a lawsuit from the Labor Department.
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P.S. Download your copy NOW! Don’t wait another moment to be without this valuable, money-saving information. You can download a copy of Using Independent Contractors instantly. Or we’ll be happy to send you a hard copy in the mail. Whatever works best for you.
P.P.S. And remember, your order is completely risk-FREE! If, after 30 days, you’re not hiring smarter and protecting your business from IRS scrutiny or Labor Department intrusion, then simply call us. We’ll refund every penny of your purchase price. No questions asked. For your peace of mind, order your copy today!


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