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Worker Classification — It’s Not a Choice You Make

Author: Spidell Publishing, Inc.

This product is available as a complete book without CPE credit. Customers may purchase 2 hours of federal tax credit by also adding the CPE option to their shopping cart before checkout. See description below for more information.

This course provides a comprehensive analysis of worker classification for individuals, businesses, payroll preparers, and any paid consultant who may inappropriately advise their clients as to classifying workers. Topics addressed include: federal and state costs of misclassification, statutory employees and nonemployees, reporting requirements, common law factors for classification, recent court cases pertaining to Uber and Lyft, corporate officers and shareholders, IRC §3509, Section 530 safe harbor, Voluntary Classification Settlement Program (VCSP), IRS 20-factor test, and much more.

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With this two-hour course you will:

  • Get a 44-page PDF manual
  • Identify which agencies apply the common law test when determining if a worker is actually an employee
  • Choose where a statutory nonemployee reports wages and expenses
  • Determine how a corporate officer who is not an employee should be treated
  • Identify when a taxpayer is eligible for relief under Section 530 of the Revenue Act of 1978
  • Recall the requirements of participating in the VCSP
  • Recall the “suffer or permit to work” standard under the U.S. Fair Labor Standards Act


Designation CPE Hours
CPA 2 Tax
EA 2 Federal Tax
CRTP (CTEC) 2 Federal Tax
Attorney 1.5 General MCLE

Course level: Basic
No advanced preparation is required.

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This course has been designed to meet the requirements for the specified number of hours of continuing education. This course was designed to meet the requirements of the California State Board of Accountancy; the California Bar Association; and the California Tax Education Council. This does not constitute an endorsement by these groups. The state boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaints or refunds, contact Spidell Publishing at 714-776-7850. Spidell Publishing, Inc. has been approved by the California Tax Education Council to offer continuing education courses that count as credit towards the annual "continuing education" requirement imposed by the State of California for CTEC Registered Tax Preparers. A listing of additional requirements to renew tax preparer registration may be obtained by contacting CTEC at P.O. Box 2890, Sacramento, CA 95812-2890, or by phone at 877-850-2832, or on the internet at

Spidell Publishing, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State Boards of Accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual course for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: This self-study is designed to meet the requirements for 2 hours of continuing education for the California Board of Accountancy. Level: Basic. Field of Study: Taxes. Delivery Method: Self-Study. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints or refunds, contact Spidell Publishing at (714) 776-7850. There are no prerequisites or advanced preparation required.

Spidell Hours
CPA-Tax 2
EA-Fed Tax 2
CRTP-Fed Tax 2
Attorney-MCLE 1.5

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