IRS Guidance Favorably Modifies Voluntary Worker Classification Settlement Program

By on January 7, 2013
Posted In Employment

by Diane M. Morgenthaler, Ruth Wimer and David Diaz

One year ago the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published Announcement 2011-64, which provided a Voluntary Classification Settlement Program (VCSP) for employers to treat their workers as common law employees rather than independent contractors only on a prospective basis.  Now the IRS has issued two new announcements that favorably modify and expand the VCSP.  Because certain favorable tax relief is available only for applications filed before June 30, 2013, employers should review quickly their worker classification issues in light of this new guidance.

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