The Pulse of the Profession
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As we turn the calendar to the new year, the excitement of the holidays quickly moves to the stress and anxiety of tax filing season. It's a universally shared stress. Every working American—whether full-time, part-time, hourly, shift worker, self-employed, or gig worker—must pay taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and, in most cases, file a tax return.
Benjamin Franklin once said that nothing in this world is certain except death and taxes. From the teenager working a part-time job to the CEO of a multi-million dollar organization, every working American—whether full-time, part-time, hourly, salary, self-employed, or a gig worker—must pay taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and respective state tax agency.
App-based staffing agencies give nurses the power to choose when, where, and often they work—right from the palm of their hands. When a CNA, LPN, or RN claims a shift through a nursing jobs app, they work for a staffing company as a W-2 employee or a 1099 independent contractor.
When you work with ShiftMed, you're a W-2 employee—not a 1099 independent contractor. But what does that mean, exactly? You'll find these employment classifications are different in several ways, but in this post, we'll focus on payroll taxes.