Misclassification: Were You Paid in Cash, or Given a 1099 Instead of a W-2?

Misclassification is when an employer wrongly calls their worker an "independent contractor" and gives them a Form 1099 (with no taxes withheld) instead of a Form W-2 (with taxes withheld) even though the worker is really  an employee. When workers are misclassified as independent contractors, they owe more in Social Security and Medicare taxes than they should and they lose out on key benefits employees enjoy (such as minimum wage and overtime pay).

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PLA's Low Income Taxpayer Clinic can help taxpayers challenge their misclassification before the IRS so they only pay their correct share of taxes.