Everybody does it. Hire a construction worker but pay him as a sub instead of putting him on payroll. The worker gets the cash, the contractor saves on taxes, and the work gets done. What could go wrong?
Plenty, it turns out. And if and when you get caught, you pay not just back taxes, but civil fines. So why worry about this now? Because worker misclassification is suddenly in the spotlight due to a couple of high-profile cases involving government contracts. But even if you have nothing to do with public work, all it takes is one disgruntled employee to put the IRS on your trail.
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