Do you have all your employees files in the right place? The following information applies to Oregon, but it’s very good advice. Be sure to check your state regulations to see if there any differences.
It is very important that you classify workers properly. The mistake of classifying an employee as an independent contractor can be costly. What is the definition of an Independent Contractor per the IRS? 20FactorTestforIndependentContractors Here
You cannot deduct commuting costs so make sure you understand what is considered commuting – See the image furnished by the IRS below. Reimbursements are part of an Accountable Plan which requires: Business Connection: Proof
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