The WOTC (Work Opportunity Tax Credit) can be used to reduce your taxes.
It is a Federal credit calculated off your payroll and is based on you hiring certain hard to employ target groups.
If you hire a person who belongs to one of the groups, you can obtain the credit
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Contractor versus employee status is a grey area with plenty of definitions and interpretations. In some industries, it is common practice to employ contractors. Contractors give employers the flexibility to get certain jobs done without hiring a full-time employee.
In prior years the home office deduction was somewhat risky. The IRS seemed to audit that deduction frequently and there were complications due to apportionment of expenses between personal and business and depreciation on your home.