Posts Tagged ‘Tax Gap’


Why You Should Not Discard Your Form 1099-K

 

If you get a Form 1099-K in 2013, don’t ignore it. The new form records payments received in 2012 by credit card companies or through third-party networks such as Amazon, PayPal, and Google. This added income reporting mechanism was created as part of the Housing Assistance Tax Act of 2008 and is finally taking effect for the 2012 tax year. This form was issued in 2012 for income received in 2011; but taxpayers were not required to report the … Continue reading »


4 Reasons to Get IRS Form W-9

 

1) Two Simple Questions That Taxpayers Will Need to Answer Carefully This Year

Two simple questions were added to the income tax returns last year.  These were:

“Did you make any payments in 2011 that would require you to file Form(s) 1099?”

“If “Yes,” did you or will you file all required Forms 1099?”


4 Reasons to File Form 1099

1) Payments made to independent contractors. Payments to independent contractors over $600 need to be issued a Form 1099-Miscellaneous.  This form needs to be issued to all unincorporated vendors.  An unincorporated business is one that is a sole proprietorship, partnership or limited liability company (“LLC”).


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.


2 Simple Questions That Taxpayers Will Need to Answer Carefully This Year

Do you file a Schedule C, Profit or Loss From Business or Schedule E, Supplemental Income or Loss (From Real Estate or Partnerships)? If so, you will notice there are 2 simple questions that have been added to these forms. They are:

“Did you make any payments that would require you to file Form(s) 1099?”

“If “Yes,” did you or will you file … Continue reading »


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