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    • What is a Tax Home? Why Do I Need a Tax Home? Created: Saturday, October 01, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Discusses the. US Business Law / Taxes.
    • How Can I Detect and Prevent Employee Theft and Embezzlement? Created: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Employee theft and embezzlement can cost your business a lot of money. Here are some tips to help you prevent employees from stealing or embezzling, and some ways to discourage employees from these...
    • How Do I Prepare Form 1099-MISC? Created: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      This article provides information for employers on how to submit Form 1099-MISC, including whether to use form Form 1099-MISC or Form W-2 to report contractor tax information, how to complete form 1099-MISC, how to file form 1099 with the IRS along with Form 1096, how to correct a 1099, what if you file late, and where to get 1099 forms.
    • Which IRS Tax Form Do I Use? How Do I File Returns and Make Payments? Created: Thursday, March 18, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Here is a list of IRS income tax forms, so you will know which tax form to use for what. The articles provide information on filing these tax forms and what information is needed to complete them.
    • How Do I Prepare Form 1099-MISC for 2013? Created: Thursday, June 13, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      This article provides information for employers on how to submit Form 1099-MISC for 2013, including whether to use the 2013 version of form Form 1099-MISC or Form W-2 to report contractor tax information, how to complete form 1099-MISC 2013, how to file form 1099-MISC for 2013 with the IRS along with Form 1096, how to correct a 1099, what if you file late, and where to get 1099 forms.
    • UCC-1 Financing Statement Created: Thursday, July 10, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      UCC-1 Statement. US Business Law / Taxes.
    • Absolute Privilege Created: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Absolute Privilege. US Business Law / Taxes.
    • What's the Difference Between Commuting Expenses and Travel Expenses? Created: Thursday, October 25, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      The IRS allows businesses to deduct expenses for business travel by owners and employees, but no deductions are allowed for commuting expenses.
    • What are Employer Responsibilities for Withholding and Paying State Income Tax? Created: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Describes employer responsibilities for withholding and paying state income tax.
    • Form 4797-Sale of Business Property Created: Wednesday, April 08, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Describes Form 4797 - Sales of Business Property
    • Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) Created: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Definition of a limited liability partnership
    • Selecting Your Board of Directors Created: Monday, October 20, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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    • What Do I Need to Know Before Signing a Commercial Real Estate Lease? Created: Monday, June 07, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Attorney Susan Dawson discusses 10 factors you need to consider before you sign a commercial real estate lease.
    • Joint Venture Created: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Learn the definition of a joint venture.
    • How To Calculate Cost of Goods Sold Created: Monday, January 05, 2009 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      This article takes you through the process of determining cost of goods sold for your business tax return.
    • What is the Difference Between Full Time and Part Time Employees? Created: Wednesday, February 02, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Discussion of the difference between a full time or part time employee.
    • How to Prepare and Distribute Form 1099-MISC to Contractors and Others Created: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Describes the information you need and the process of completing the 1099-MISC form for non-employee workers.
    • Vendors Created: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Vendors. US Business Law / Taxes.
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Created: Saturday, September 27, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Did you know there were processes of settling disputes by means other than taking a case to court? Learn about alternative dispute resolution (ADR).
    • Qualified Privilege Created: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      An example of qualified privilege is the immunity from defamation for statements made in the course of an employer's duties.
    • How to Complete Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification Created: Tuesday, June 07, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      How to complete Form I-9 to verify eligibility of all employees to work in the U.S. The form requires information from all employees on identity and work eligibility, which is provided to the emplo...
    • Financial Statements for Business Plans and Business Startup Created: Tuesday, June 22, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Descriptions of the financial statements and worksheets needed for a business plan, including budget, income statement, balance sheet, break-even analysis, and sources and uses of funds statement.
    • Pass-through Taxes Created: Monday, April 21, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
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    • How Can I Avoid Having My Business Considered a Hobby? Created: Monday, April 13, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Many legitimate businesses start out with a loss their first few years. But the IRS expects that a legitimate business will be set up to make a profit, not just have a hobby.
    • All the Taxes Your Business Must Pay Created: Friday, July 18, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Here is a list of all the taxes paid by a business.
    • Which Business Legal Type is a Disregarded Entity? Created: Monday, July 27, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Describes what business types are considered disregarded entities.
    • 2010 Business Tax Preparation Software Compared Created: Friday, February 04, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      This article shows a comparison of the three top business tax software providers - TurboTax, TaxAct, and H&R Block At Home, including e-filing and state business taxes."
    • Common Questions about Sales Taxes Created: Wednesday, September 09, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Answers to common questions about sales taxes, including the difference between sales tax and use tax, sales tax vs. excise tax, and out of state sales.
    • Booth in Farmers Market or Flea Market - Tax Issues Created: Thursday, June 09, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Owners of booths in farmers markets and flea markets must pay taxes too: sales taxes, income taxes, self-employment taxes, employment taxes, at a minimum.
    • How Does My Business Type Affect Self-Employment Tax? Created: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      This article describes how self-employment taxes are determined for owners of business types - sole proprietors, LLCs, partnerships, corporations.
    • Cash Accounting vs. Accrual Accounting - Which Should I Use? Created: Thursday, July 23, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Cash Accounting and Accrual Accounting - How to determine which to use.
    • How Do I Change My Business Name? Created: Sunday, August 02, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      How to change your business name.

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