S.700 - NEW GIG Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Thune, John [R-SD] (Introduced 03/07/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 03/07/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.700 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/07/2019)
New Economy Works to Guarantee Independence and Growth Act of 2019 or the NEW GIG Act of 2019
This bill establishes a test for determining if a service provider should be classified as an independent contractor rather than as an employee for tax purposes.
If the requirements of the test are met, the provider may not be treated as an employee, the recipient or any payor may not be treated as an employer, and compensation for the service may not be treated as paid or received with respect to employment.
The factors of the test include
- the relationship between the parties (i.e., the provider incurs expenses; does not work exclusively for a single recipient; performs the service for a particular amount of time, to achieve a specific result, or to complete a specific task; or is a sales person compensated primarily on a commission basis);
- the place of business or ownership of the equipment (i.e., the provider has a principal place of business, does not work primarily at the recipient's place of business, and provides tools or supplies); and
- the performance of the services under a written contract that meets certain requirements (i.e., specifies that the provider is not an employee, the recipient will satisfy withholding and reporting requirements, and that the provider is responsible for taxes on the compensation).
The bill also (1) sets forth withholding and reporting requirements for service recipients who meet the requirements of the test, and (2) allows service providers to petition the U.S. Tax Court for a determination of employment status.