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When is an independent contractor actually an employee?

I have a person I know, we’ll call him Dan. Dan runs a small business that has two or three independent contractors who handle certain aspects of the business. At an inspection, the tax officer asserted that two of his “independent contractors” were actually “employees”. Oh, snap! What went wrong?

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Who gets to run the family business?

It seems impossible, I know – a father and son fighting over the family business. If only they had hired an attorney long before they started fighting. Oh, wait. They did. They hired me to do all the paperwork for their new venture. We crossed all the ‘t’s and dotted all the ‘i’s. What went wrong? Continue reading “Who gets to run the family business?”