The IRS has decided not to assess extra employment taxes for 2004 to 2006 on FedEx for the delivery drivers that the company considers to be independent contractors.

The company said recently that the IRS had decided not to impose the extra taxes for 2002. In an SEC filing on Tuesday, the company disclosed that the IRS’s audit team confirmed Monday that it would not assess federal employment taxes for any of the independent contractors at FedEx Ground Package System Inc. for not only 2002, but also for the next three calendar years that had been under audit: 2004 through 2006.

FedEx noted that similar issues may be audited for calendar years 2007 and 2008, but the company believes the IRS audit team would reach the same conclusion for each of those years as well.

The IRS had told the delivery giant in December 2007 that it considered the employees to be misclassified as independent contractors and ordered the company to pay back taxes and penalties (see FedEx Employees Misclassified, Says IRS).

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