Taxes & Accounting
The following blog post was sent by the Internal Revenue Service with the request that it be circulated to all employers who furnish W-2 forms to employees or 1099-MISC forms to independent contractors. There is a change in the date when such forms must be filed with the Social Security Administration. All small businesses should… Read more »
Tax Forms Due by End of January – Don’t Wait to Order!
As we begin 2016, many small business owners start gathering the necessary documents for filing their 2015 taxes. Small businesses who have employees or independent contractors are required to distribute tax forms (W-2 for employees, 1099 for contractors) by the end of January. If in the past you have been getting your blank forms from… Read more »
Solopreneurs – Could You Really Be Considered an Employee?
This post is a continuation of last week’s topic and was written by Patricia Frame of Strategies for Human Resources, our guest author for our solopreneur blog series. Recently, the US Department of Labor (DOL) issued new guidance on when a person is an independent contractor and when they are an employee. Even if you… Read more »
Important Independent Contractor Rules Change
The US Department of Labor (DOL) has issued new guidance that redefines independent contractors (often called 1099 workers after the IRS form.) This is critical to your business if you use independent contractors since many now will be considered employees instead. Under the new guidelines issued July 15, 2015 for classifying such workers, the DOL… Read more »
Health Care Rules Under the Affordable Care Act
This post was written by Patricia Frame of Strategies for Human Resources after encountering many small business owners who were not aware of changes in health care rules under the Affordable Care Act. Many small organizations provide pre-tax or post-tax payments to employees instead of offering a group health-care plan. The IRS has now reminded small… Read more »