Are you sure your Independent Contractors aren’t really employees? Having trouble sleeping at night as you read the latest court decision or avoiding reading them because you would rather not know? While the IRS will give you some leniency on penalties if you have been consistent, the other agencies don’t.
Worker classification will be one of the most trying topics for smaller businesses over the next decade. Using Independent Contractors is beneficial for many reasons but it must be done correctly to avoid having an asset quickly turn into a liability. This is where Elucidate fits into the picture. We believe that engaging an Independent Contractor shouldn’t mean subjecting your business to intense scrutiny and risk. We have the expertise to guide you and be your 3rd party verifier. And, never forget – we are MUCH more fun to work with than the IRS, US Department of Labor, state Tax & Labor Commissioners, Workers Compensation, Unemployment Insurance, or any other agency looking to reclassify your contractors as employees.
We offer the following options:
Help! We Need Help! – This package is for those businesses who don’t have any contractors or employees currently. Over the course of an hour we will discuss your business and what you want/need in a worker. Based on our conversation, we advise you on your options: hire an employee, engage a contractor, and we even have a couple of other options we can suggest – if it makes sense for you and your business. This package comes complete with a “Your Next Steps” guide to make sure you start audit ready from the beginning.
Help! I Need Help! package price – $199.00
Help! We Have Help! – This package is for those businesses that are currently using Independent Contractors (ICs). We spend an hour discussing your current contractors (what they do & how they do it) and your current practices & policies. Then, we’ll let you know where your biggest red flags are flying and leave you with a 5 point t0-do list to help bring you into compliance.
Help! We Have Help! package price – $349.00
Full Worker Classification Audit – This is a full audit of your Independent Contractors. We take every agency that has jurisdiction over your business and review your paperwork, practices, policies, conduct research, create a full report, create audit files for each contractor, advise you if workers need to be reclassified, and provide action lists for items that need tweaking to make current classification cleaner. Due to the nature of this service, pricing is determined on a case by case basis. Businesses that purchase either of the Help! packages listed above within 30 days of their packages being completed, will have the amount paid deducted from their audit price.