Independent Contractors

Independent contractor determination by IRS


Firms and workers file Form SS-8 to request a determination of the status of a worker for purposes of federal employment taxes and income tax withholding.
A Form SS-8 determination may be requested only in order to resolve federal tax matters. If Form SS-8 is submitted for a tax year for which the statute of limitations on the tax return has expired, a determination letter will not be issued.
The statute of limitations expires 3 years from the due date of the tax return or the date filed, whichever is later.
The IRS does not issue a determination letter for proposed transactions or on hypothetical situations.
The IRS may, however, issue an information letter when it is considered appropriate
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