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IRS Crackdown, Crowdfunding 'Veronica Mars,' Paul Graham's Handshake Deal: March 15

IRS Crackdown, Crowdfunding 'Veronica Mars,' Paul Graham's Handshake Deal: March 15

Illustration by André da Loba

Angus Loten and Emily Maltby examine an IRS crackdown on employers who misclassify workers as independent contractors to save on payroll taxes. Small businesses say the rules are unclear. [The Wall Street Journal]

Paul Graham describes Y Combinator’s attempt to create a protocol for handshake deals that protects entrepreneurs from being misled by investors. [Y Combinator]

The creators of long-canceled television series Veronica Mars used Kickstarter to raise $2 million for a movie version of the show—in about nine hours, reports Claire Suddath. [Bloomberg Businessweek]

Chinwe Onyeagoro, chief executive officer of FundWell, which connects entrepreneurs with potential funding sources, gives a TEDxTalk about being an “inefficient market entrepreneur.” [YouTube]

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Clark is a reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek.

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