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Outsource your accounting to us and free yourself up to get on with the smooth running of your business.


Your transactions, recorded in your books by a professional bookkeeper. We can even help you go paperless!


You got into business to do what you do best, not process payroll. We have the tools and expertise to simplify or remove the payroll burden from your Orlando business


The best CPA ever! Jay helped me make my business paperless two years ago so I save lots of time to do things I enjoy more. In addition he helps people get back as much money as possible at tax time. Thank you!

Dani Thacker. Dani Thacker LMT

Jay does my taxes, built the infrastructure of my back office and now maintains all my accounting transactions. This allows me to be in the field doing what I do best!

Eric Heussi. Heussi Mechanical Consulting

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Jay to anyone needing a committed business partner for computer and software expertise.

Kathleen W. Roat. Kathleen Roat & Company, Inc

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Aug 27

Are your Contractors really Employees?

Posted by Jay Kimelman at Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Are you at risk?

Employers often think that employees and independent contractors are interchangeable.  That is a common misconception that can be costly to a business.

The distinction between a contractor and an employee is extremely important for a small business owner to understand. How you classify workers is critical. A misclassified worker may cause you penalties plus interest from the IRS or state department of revenue.

How can you tell if your worker is a contractor or an employee?    Here are three simple questions that can help you differentiate the two.

1. Do you tell the worker how, when, or where to do the work? Yes – then the worker is an employee.

2. Do you tell the worker where to purchase supplies? Yes – then the worker is an employee.

3. Do you tell the worker what time to arrive and leave? Yes – then the worker is an employee.

There is no one simple rule, but the IRS has an unofficial 20 point guideline checklist to help employers determine the workers status..

Misclassifying a worker can result in penalties plus interest for the employer.

When the IRS is looking at the relationship between a worker and employer they will use the 20 guidelines as well as any contract that would demonstrate an independent contractor classification. A contract would generally outline the terms of the relationship between the employer and the individual.

Consulting with your accountant or attorney is advisable when classifying a worker as en employee or contractor.

Correctly classifying an employee prior to them performing services can save the business from a lot of emotional and financial heartache down the line.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your workers classification status feel free to call The Digital CPA and we will be happy to answer any questions or concerns that you may have.

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