Posts Tagged ‘Tax Identification Number’


4 Easy Steps to Hiring a Domestic Employee in Connecticut

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Are you considering hiring a domestic employee in Connecticut?  If so, take these 4 easy steps:

 

 

1) Apply for Tax Identification Numbers

To hire an employee you will need to obtain a federal tax identification number.  This is done by completing Form SS-4, Application For Employer Identification Number (EIN). This form … Continue reading »


4 Easy Steps to Respond to an IRS Notice with a 1099 Mismatch

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It appears that there are more notices being issued to taxpayers regarding a potential mismatch with a 1099 that was filed.

This increase in correspondence might be the result of taxpayers responding to Two Simple Questions Taxpayers Must Carefully Answer This Year. The two questions are:

“Did you make any payments that would require you to file … Continue reading »


5 Easy Steps to Opening a Business in Connecticut

 

1) Meet With Your CPA and Attorney

The first step is to meet with your CPA and Attorney. Your CPA should be able to review your business plan and provide feedback. Additionally, your CPA should be able to advise you with regards to what entity you should have. Your attorney will get your business registered with the Secretary of State and provide all of the legal documents for your business.


Why You Need Form W-9 Now to Complete Form 1099 Later

1099 Filing Requirements

Businesses have a responsibility to file Form 1099-MISC to all unincorporated businesses that they pay more than $600 to annually.  An unincorporated business is a sole-proprietorship, partnership or a Limited Liability Company (“LLC”).  In addition to having to file Form 1099 to all unincorporated businesses they must also issue a 1099 for all legal services and medical payments. It does not matter what type of entity these companies are.  All payments made to … Continue reading »


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.


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