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I am writing a financial letter for the following case. I need to use references from cch.com to answer the questions at the end of the case to include in my financial letter.
Gilbert Lopez, one of your clients, is a local attorney who recently hired a part-time paralegal for
assistance with his growing law practice. Sheila Gonzalez, the paralegal, is a full-time college student
who hopes to attend law school and become an attorney like her grandfather.She works twenty hours
per week for Mr. Lopez, and she does not receive any benefits besides her hourly compensation
($12/hour). When she first started, Mr. Lopez trained her on the work she would be doing. Although
Mr. Lopez allows Sheila to work independently, he reviews all the documents she prepares. Mr. Lopez
provided Sheila with an office along with a computer and other supplies to do her job. Sheila does not
work for any other attorneys, and she does not advertise her services to the public.
Mr. Lopez has contacted you to see if he can classify Sheila as an independent contractor (instead of an
employee) so he can avoid paying federal and state employment taxes. Mr. Lopez?s current staff
consists of himself, his son who just passed the bar exam, and an office manager. Both his son and the
office manager are employees.The office manager is familiar with the payroll tax reporting
requirements for employees, but she does not understand when individuals should be treated as
Should Mr. Lopez classify Sheila as an independent contractor or an employee? Write a letter to Mr.
Lopez with your response. In your letter, you should explain the rules for determining whether a worker
should be treated as an employee or an independent contractor. Mr. Lopez?s address is 500
Washington Street, Brownsville, Texas 78520.
Address 500 Washington Street,
Brownsville, Texas 78520.
Dear Mr. Lopez?s
RE rules for determining whether a worker should be treated as an employee or an independent
In Rev. Rul....
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