The IRS consistently warns taxpayers to not get caught paying ‘employees’ as ‘sub-contractors’. But believe it or not, the IRS, may be the least of your worries. There are 7 deadly results that could occur by trying to call an ‘employee’ a sub-contractor when it’s truly not the case.

Before you start clearing your calendar, think about this – redeeming those points or claiming your rewards may be a taxable event. Maybe it’s time to redeem those credit card points or miles you’ve been saving up and jump on a plane headed someplace warm. How about Miami, or maybe Maui?

The general rule is that business owners must issue a Form 1099-MISC to each person they have paid at least $600, but from there it gets tricky. Entrepreneurs need to know the rules for 1099s and here is what you need to know!!

There are facts and circumstances most commonly used to determine the difference between an employee and sub-contractor. It’s a 3 part subjective analysis and some facts may indicate that a ‘worker’ is an employee, while other factors indicate that the worker is actually a sub-contractor.

With the rise in short sales and foreclosures, homeowners or real estate investors are encountering numerous questions about the tax consequences of these situations. That’s why it’s more important than ever for real estate owners to understand the basics of how the IRS views tax forgiveness. Let’s hit the basics!