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Backsliding on Information Returns Undermines Our Tax System
In the United States’ voluntary tax system, taxpayers are responsible for correctly reporting their incomes to the IRS, rather than having the government determine their...
August 4, 2023
Steven M. Rosenthal
Lower 1099-K Threshold Would Put Gig Workers on More-Equal Footing
As of 2021, about 16 percent of Americans had earned money through an online gig work platform . While contract labor is not new, the...
January 20, 2023
Uber, Taxes, and the Question of Who’s an Employee in the Gig Economy
Uber and Lyft are threating to shut down operations in California because the state considers their drivers employees rather than independent contractors. The distinction might...
August 20, 2020
Richard C. Auxier
Will California’s New Labor Law Change The Way Gig Workers Are Taxed?
A sprawling and controversial new labor law signed by California Governor Gavin Newsom this week could have major tax consequences for gig workers in the...
September 20, 2019
Making Sure Gig Workers Pay The Right Amount of Tax
For all the attention being lavished on the gig economy, we still have much to learn about those who are working in it. But we...
October 30, 2018
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