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The Learning Center was made as a resource for business owners and inquisitive individuals who want to learn more about the current world of taxes and accounting.  If that sounds like you, you're in the right place.

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When should I issue Form 1099?

By John Kirkland on Dec 14, 2020


The Form 1099 rules can get complicated - staying compliant doesn’t have to be.  For the 2020 tax year, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has made some changes that could impact the way you have to issue Form 1099s.  Read below to learn about the new rules and how your business may be affected.

Topics: Tax Payroll Tax - Business Contractors
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Self-Employed and Independent Contractors Now Qualify for Unemployment Benefits

By John Kirkland on Apr 07, 2020

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law on March 27th by President Trump, includes an unemployment assistance program for individuals who under normal circumstances would not qualify for unemployment benefits, which traditionally have only applied to employees. Under the CARES Act, unemployment benefits are now available for self-employed individuals, independent contractors and others – even some with limited work history – who are unable to work because of the coronavirus emergency.

Topics: Tax - Individual Coronavirus Contractors
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How can I file for unemployment in the United States?

By Sean DiMercurio CPA CGMA on Apr 02, 2020

In these times of uncertainty, governments all over the world are taking unprecedented action to support people who have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 12th, the U.S. Department of Labor released updated eligibility criteria for unemployment insurance (UI) programs to include people that have become unemployed as a direct result of the coronavirus outbreak.

Topics: Tax - Individual Coronavirus Contractors
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When should a Form 1099 be issued?

By John Kirkland on Dec 20, 2019

UPDATE:

As of tax year 2020, the Form 1099 rules have changed.  Click here to read the updated article. 

Original:

The Form 1099 rules can get complicated - staying compliant doesn’t have to be. Many business owners aren’t sure of the best practices when issuing a Form 1099. Get to know the rules and learn how to avoid common mistakes when issuing a Form 1099.

Topics: Tax Payroll Tax - Business Running Your Business Contractors