This blog focuses on a variety of issues affecting individuals and small businesses. Topics for individuals include taxes, identity theft, security among other relevant issues. Small business owners can see topics about taxes, tax planning, marketing and other business issues/topics.
15 September 2020
The Internal Revenue Service has resurrected a form that has not been used since the early 1980s, Form 1099-NEC (the NEC stands for non-employee compensation). This form will be used to report non-employee compensation in place of the 1099-MISC, which has been used since 1983 to report payments to contract workers and freelancers. Form 1099-MISC has also been used to report rents, royalties, crop insurance proceeds and several other types of income unrelated to independent contractors.David M Robson
01 September 2020
President Trump issued a Presidential Memorandum on August 8, 2020, that directs the Treasury Secretary to use his authority to defer the withholding, deposit and payment of employees’ portions of Social Security taxes from September 1 through December 31, 2020. The goal is to put more money in the pockets of workers during the COVID-19 pandemic emergency. The deferral applies to the 6.2% tax on wages or compensation paid for a bi-weekly pay period of less than $4,000 or the equivalent threshold amount for other pay periods. In other words, employees with annual wages up to $104,000 are generally eligible for the deferral.David M Robson
18 August 2020
Business owners of all industries need to be aware of the implications of COVID-19 in regard to business valuations, wealth transition, and succession planning.David M Robson