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    • 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.
    • How Does a Single-Member LLC Pay Employment Taxes? Created: Monday, March 15, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      How a single-member LLC pays employment taxes. Since a single-member LLC is disregarded as an entity for tax purposes, there is a lot of confusion about how the single-member LLC pays employment taxes - through the owner's Social Security Number, or through the entity's EIN. The IRS has clarified this issue.
    • What Is Tax Court? How Does Tax Court Work? Created: Monday, April 05, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      A former IRS agent and attorney, Scott Estill, describes tax court processes and procedures.
    • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) - What is it and How Does It Affect Your Busines Created: Tuesday, December 23, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Here is a description of the main provisions of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and how it affects your business." itemprop="description">> Wednesday, October 20, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      How self-employed business owners pay social security and Medicare taxes.
    • When Must I Pay Employees for Travel Time? Created: Tuesday, December 08, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      When employee travel is paid and when it is not.
    • How Does the Additional Medicare Tax Affect Payroll Accounting? Created: Saturday, January 12, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The Tax Relief for Americans Act of 2013 included an increase in Medicare tax for higher income individuals, both employees and self-employed business owners. This article includes details of how this additional Medicare tax affects payroll accounting and payroll tax reporting.
    • Frequently Asked Questions About Forming a Limtied Liability Company (LLC) Created: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      If you are ready to start a business, you may be considering starting a limited liability company (LLC). Here are some common questions you may be asking.
    • Does a Single-Member LLC Need an Operating Agreement? Created: Monday, March 15, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      An operating agreement is a document which describes the operations of the LLC and sets forth the agreements between the members of the business.
    • Forms You Must Have New Employees Complete at Hire Created: Wednesday, January 26, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      This article lists the forms you must have a new employee complete, including the W-4 form, state income tax withholding form, I-9 form, and a job application form.
    • Budget Created: Friday, July 18, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Creating a budget for your business works the same way as a personal budget.
    • What are the Different Types of Partnerships? Created: Monday, June 01, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Partnership Types: Limited Partnership, Limited Liability Partnership, General Partnership
    • How to Fire Your Accountant or CPA Created: Thursday, June 21, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      As a business owner, you can fire your accountant, your Certified Public Accountant (CPA), or any other business advisor at any time, without notice.
    • Notary Public Created: Wednesday, July 01, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Notaries public receive an appointment, called a "commission," from a state; duties vary from state to state and notaries usually are not permitted to work outside their state.
    • Corporate Charter Created: Monday, June 01, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      The definition of a corporate charter, also known as articles of incorporation, along with some links for further reading.
    • Piercing the Corporate Veil Created: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      This phrase is used to describe the action of a court to hold corporate shareholders personally liable for the debts and liabilities of a corporation.
    • Litigation/Litigate Created: Saturday, September 27, 2008 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Litigation definition. US Business Law / Taxes.

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