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How to Form an LLC and Protect Your Assets

 

A Sole-Proprietorship

Many self-employed people will run their business as a sole-proprietorship. They are very easy to set up and cost very little to form.

First, decide on a name. For example, John Jones D/B/A (Doing Business As) Prime Time Painters.  Then register your name with Town Hall. Get some business cards, letterhead and stationary. You are now well on your way.


5 Easy Steps to File Your 1099’s….Guaranteed

It’s time for business owners to file their 1099’s.

Here are 5 Easy Steps to do this:

1) Determine who you will be Required to File a 1099 For

Form 1099 is due to any independent contractor who is unincorporated and you pay $600 or more to in a year.  Additionally all payments for legal services must be issued a 1099 regardless of whether the provider is incorporated or not. An unincorporated business includes sole proprietorships, general partnerships and limited … Continue reading »


Connecticut Joins Pact on Employee Misclassification Initiative

The misclassification of employees as independent contractors, presents a serious issue for affected employees, employers, and to the economy. Misclassified employees are often denied access to critical benefits and protections such as family and medical leave, overtime, minimum wage and unemployment insurance. Employee misclassification as independent contractors, also generates substantial losses to the Treasury and the Social Security and Medicare funds, as well as to state unemployment insurance and workers compensation funds.


1099 Reporting Guidelines

January 31, 2011 is the deadline to furnish Form 1099-MISC to recipients.  The 1099-MISC form is used to report more than two dozen types of payments that must be claimed as income by the recipient.  This category includes payments made by businesses as fees to attorneys, service providers, and freelancers.  Other types of payments covered by the 1099-MISC include reimbursement for auto expenses, awards and bonuses, commissions, prizes, and vacation allowances for nonemployees.  A payer of rents and royalties must also … Continue reading »


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