Sixth Circuit Upholds Section 530 Tax Relief for Trucking Company that Treated Drivers as Independent Contractors Based on the Common Law Factors Used in State Proceedings

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The Sixth Circuit upheld a trucking company?s right to Section 530 relief from employment taxes based on its misclassification of workers as independent contractors because it was reasonable for the company to rely upon state administrative rulings that the workers were independent contractors when those state agencies had applied a common law test that was virtually identical to the federal common law.

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