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When it comes to the gig economy, it is hard to pinpoint the amount of activity that flies under the radar and outside the seeing eyes of the IRS. Because tax operates on the honor system, tax authorities believe there is low compliance with tax obligations among gig workers, creating an environment ripe for enforcement. On the employer side of the coin, corporate strategies to avoid tax obligations by “misclassifying” employees have been leading to litigation. State and local taxes further complicate compliance, especially when gig workers operate across jurisdictions.

Join TaxOps’ business advisers Stacey Roberts and Meredith Smith as they explore the gig economy through the lens of taxation. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding the Gig Economy
  • Capturing Revenue from the Gig Economy
  • Worker classifications and taxation
  • Legal issues and common tax problems
  • Tax filing Best Practices  


Stacey Roberts, CPA, has over 25 years of experience in public and private sector accounting, both in practice and management, gaining the essential business acumen necessary to be a key tax adviser to business clients. With former stints at KPMG, Deloitte and Andersen, Stacey focuses on managing complex tax issues related to all aspects of state and local tax as well as remediating tax controversy issues. She is currently a member of Colorado’s Task Force for Tax Policy, making recommendations to improve tax policy across the state, and is a frequent speaker and author on all aspects of state and local tax for industry and professional organizations. 

Meredith Smith, CPA, has over 15 years of experience combining technical knowledge and understanding of state and local tax issues and attendant business strategy. She works closely with businesses, helping them navigate the complex web of tax laws in over 11,000 taxing jurisdictions in the U.S. alone. Formerly with KPMG, Meredith specializes in nexus studies, identifying areas of risk and planning opportunities. Her experience covers state income tax, property tax, sales and use tax and business incentives and credits.  

Applied for 1 CLE General Credit

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