Experienced Washington State Tax Attorney in Tacoma Serving Washington State, Pierce County, King County, Kitsap County, Thurston County and surrounding areas.
Challenging Employee Classification Errors
As a business owner or operator, you are subject to strict regulations regarding the collection of premiums for industrial insurance coverage, also known as workers’ compensation. You also face precise rules pertaining to the collection of unemployment premiums. If you were to make an error, you would expect to be contacted by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) or the state’s Employment Security Department.
What if the situation is reversed? What are your options when you suspect the government has made an error regarding your tax amounts?
At The Law Office of Andrew J. Makar, P.S., in Fife, Washington, I represent employers who question the amount being collected for workers’ compensation or unemployment premiums. I also work with businesses that have fallen behind on payments and need assistance negotiating payment plans.
With more than 20 years of tax and regulatory experience, I have the knowledge and skill needed to analyze your tax situation and create a strategy for resolution. Contact me, attorney Andrew Makar, a tax attorney and former IRS auditor. Call 253-926-0202 to arrange a time convenient to your schedule.
Worker Classification Errors
In addition to overseeing the collection of workers’ compensation and unemployment premiums, the L&I and Employment Security Department can audit your business to make certain your payments are accurate. They can also check to see that you classify your workers correctly. If the L&I chooses to re-classify your independent contractors and consultants as employees, you could be subject to serious financial penalties.
Many workers’ compensation and unemployment tax issues arise from worker classification errors or government challenges. Classification challenges can prove to be extremely complex. A formal appeal may be the only way to change an incorrect government-sanctioned classification. My primary objective as your lawyer is to help you navigate the appeals process and protect your company’s best interests.
I am available to meet at your convenience. I offer day, evening or weekend appointment times. Contact