IRS Hosting Webinar on Worker Classification on February 15th

One of the trickiest business issues for soccer Clubs and Associations is the classification of workers for federal and state tax purposes: employee or independent contractor. Some of WA Youth Soccer’s member organizations have been audited by federal and state tax agencies in the past few years, specifically because of questions surrounding paid coaches, referees, and administrators that are classified as independent contractors.

In order to provide more information to small businesses on how to properly classify workers, the Internal Revenue Service will be hosting a free webinar on Worker Classification on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 11am PST.

Anita Bartels, Program Manager for Employment Tax Compliance Policy, will present information about worker classification issues and the Voluntary Classification Settlement Program including:

  • Defining workers as employees and independent contractors
  • What to consider in determining a worker’s status
  • Looking at important Forms SS-8 and 8919
  • How to treat corporate officers
  • Determining if you qualify for federal employment tax relief under Section 530

Viewers can register online anytime before the start of the webinar. The webinar will also be available on demand on the IRS Video Portal three weeks after the original program airs. If your organization is paying any workers, we highly recommend at least one of your board members registers for this webinar.

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About Hillary Beehler

I'm the Organization and Member Services Director for Washington Youth Soccer, the US Youth Soccer charter association for the State of Washington. WA Youth Soccer serves over 125,000 registered players across all levels of play, from Under 5 to Under 19.
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