Employee Tool and Equipment Plans

Tool and Equipment Plans generally require employees to provide their own tools. Some plans purport to receive tax-favored treatment as “accountable plans” under the definition of adjusted gross income in Internal Revenue Code § 62(c). If you are expected to use your own tools and equipment on the job and get reimbursed be very careful in…

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IRS Voluntary Worker Classification Settlement Program: Apply using IRS Form 8952

The Internal Revenue Service launched a new program that will enable many employers to voluntarily reclassifying their workers in an effort to resolve past worker classification issues. It is called the Voluntary Classification Settlement Program (VCSP). This new program will allow employers the opportunity to make a minimal payment covering past payroll tax obligations rather than waiting…

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Employee Business Expenses – IRS Form 2106

If you itemize deductions and are an employee, you may be able to deduct certain work-related expenses. Generally, report expenses on IRS Form 2106 to figure the deduction for employee business expenses and attach it to Form 1040. Deductible expenses are then carried over onto Form 1040, Schedule A, as a miscellaneous itemized deduction subject to…

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