Is your church properly classifying its workers as employees or independent contractors? With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act the IRS will examine independent contractor classifications more carefully and the penalties and fees for mis-classification can sky rocket. The determination of proper worker classification is based on who has control over that worker. The IRS has identified 20 factors that can help you with this determination (Revenue Ruling 87-41). However, many churches believe some of these common myths outlined in the link below. Make sure your worker classification is not based on these myths.