19 Jun '15, 2pm

@Ed_Realist Here’s the relevant IRS stuff on taxi drivers:

In the Los Angeles project, the facts indicated that the examined taxicab drivers should generally be regarded as employees. In order for a taxicab company to meet its many franchise requirements, all of its drivers (lease drivers as well as owner/operators) must follow the appropriate rules and regulations. Although all drivers can theoretically refuse to take a given dispatch order, their ability to refuse without suffering adverse consequences is directly related to the length of time that the driver has been with the company. Their ability to refuse such orders is not tied to the ownership of the vehicle. Furthermore, no distinction by the company is made between the owner/operators and the lease drivers in terms of assignments, the hours to be worked, or the fares to be charged. The company can discharge owner/operators as easily as lease drivers because the only way ...

Full article: http://www.taxi-library.org/irsaudit.htm

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