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December 2018

New Ruling on Independent Contractors Impacts Many Employers

Richard Warner

Richard Warner, Senior Tax Manager, recently wrote an article for the Orange County Business Journal in the "General Counsel Awards" special supplement. Excerpt from the article "New Ruling on Independent Contractors Impacts Many Employers":

Determining whether a California worker is an independent contractor or an employee has always been difficult. However, for many years the laws have been interpreted to mean that the key to distinguishing between employees and independent contractors was whether the company had the rightto control the manner and means by which the worker accomplished the desired result. Recently, a ruling by the California Supreme Court changed that understanding.


Tax Calendar

Smith Dickson is pleased to provide our year-round "Tax Calendar" available on our website. Reference it for key dates for individuals, businesses (of all types), employers, and estates/fiduciaries.

Some of the important upcoming due dates:

  • Dec. 15: Employers — Deposit withholding due for Social Security, Medicare, withheld income tax, and nonpayroll withholding
  • Dec. 15: Corporations — Tax installment due. Deposit the second installment of estimated tax for current year.

Be sure to contact us to discuss your tax questions and needs.


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