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The IRS audited the state's Department of Public Instruction and found $110,000 in travel expenses deemed unnecessary. State Auditor Beth Wood noted problems throughout the department but several employees as the main culprits, like one who received an extra $3,270 in unearned travel reimbursements. Penalties for these employees are yet to be determined.
North Carolina’s recent changes in tax laws countered large companies such as Uber and Lyft attempting to avoid work-related taxes by classifying workers as independent contractors. As for how employees may help in the avoidance of this issue, the author advised those who may be vulnerable to misclassification to keep track of their status. Those particularly vulnerable to misclassification are workers hired through staffing agencies.