As discussed in an earlier article, I already explained the essence of a new Voluntary Classification Settlement Program (“VCSP”) announced by the IRS earlier this week. I then explored the application process. In this essay, I would like to explore the general eligibility requirements for the VCSP.
Generally, the VCSP is available for to many businesses, tax-exempt organizations and government entities that currently erroneously treat their workers or a class or group of workers as nonemployees or independent contractors, and now want to correctly treat these workers as employees.
In order to be eligible for the VCSP, a taxpayer must meet three requirements.
First, the applicant must have consistently treated its workers in the past as nonemployees.
Second, the applicant must have filed all required Forms 1099 for the workers for the previous three years.
Finally, the third requirement is that the applicant cannot currently be under audit by the IRS, the Department of Labor, or any other state agency concerning the classification of these workers. Note that a taxpayer who was previously audited by the IRS or the Department of Labor concerning the classification of the workers will only be eligible if the taxpayer has complied with the results of that audit.
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If you wish to participate in the VCSP, you should contact Sherayzen Law Office immediately. Our experienced tax firm will rigorously represent your interests during the entire process of the Voluntary Classification Settlement Program and strive to achieve the most satisfactory and efficient resolution of your case.