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Hiring Workers for Your Business — Are They Independent Contractors or Employees?

The State of Washington and Internal Revenue Service (federal) definitions of an independent contractor are different, so it is important to see how your worker fits both definitions. In some cases, a worker who meets IRS requirements for an independent contractor will not meet state requirements.

Read information from both the IRS and the Washington Department of Labor & Industries.
For the IRS (federal) definition:
Independent Contractors vs. Employees

For the Washington State definition:
“A Guide to Hiring Independent Contractors in Washington State”

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