Affordable Care Act Reporting Tool – 4 Easy Steps!

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When the IRS made reporting Affordable Care Act (ACA) a requirement back in 2015, it made employer reporting an obligation. There are two form types that can be submitted: Form 1095-B Health Coverage & Form 1095-C Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage. Failure to fulfill the filing and furnishing obligations with the IRS results in … Read more

Why You Should Be Using TIN Verification to Avoid Setbacks

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Year-end tax reporting can come with a multitude of worries, such as incurring fines and penalties with your ACA, 1099, and W-2 filings. Many of these fines could be avoided with Tax Identification Number (TIN) Matching (TIN Verification). This can be a useful tool that filers don’t take advantage of. What is TIN Verification? TIN … Read more

15 Question Quiz to Conquer Employee Vs Contractor Dilemma

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During every tax year, the same question arises, “Is this person an employee or a contractor?” The Employee Vs Contractor classification is a critical part of filing and must be correct when it’s time to file and distribute forms to recipients. Incorrect forms can lead to the business being liable for employment taxes for that … Read more

Mastering Form 1099-MISC: The Essential Guide

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IRS Form 1099-MISC, introduced in 1918, is a type of 1099 used to report various types of miscellaneous income. Prior to Tax Year 2020, Form 1099-MISC reported non-employee compensation in box 7. Now, non-employee compensation has its own form: the 1099-NEC. This form is issued by the payer, or known as a business, and given … Read more

Mastering Form 1099-INT: The Essential Guide

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Form 1099-INT is an official IRS document to report interest payers or businesses made to eligible recipients. This form is sent to the IRS during the tax year, as well as any applicable states and individuals for their records. Form 1099-INT is completed by the business/entity whom paid out the interest, not by the recipients. … Read more

Mastering Form 1096: The Essential Guide

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IRS Form 1096, Annual Summary and Transmittal of U.S. Information Returns, is used as a summary or “cover sheet” to various types of other forms only when submitting a paper filing to the IRS. What is IRS Form 1096 and what is it used for? It provides the IRS with more information regarding the filing, … Read more

Mastering Form W-3: The Essential Guide


IRS Form W-3, Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements, serves as a summary or cover sheet for the accompanying Forms W-2. It is used annually by the IRS and the Social Security Administration (SSA) when an employer opts to paper file. What is Form W-3? I briefly mentioned above how IRS Form W-3, Transmittal of … Read more

California Pay Data Reporting: SB1162 Compliance & Examples

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California has introduced a new Senate Bill 1162, also known as California Pay Data Reporting which could affect businesses not located in the state of California. Those affected are: Important note: Employers should not report on employees who are working outside of CA and are assigned to an establishment outside of CA. Affected employers will … Read more

Preparing IRS Form W-2C: When & How to Use

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What is Form W-2C? The IRS introduced form W-2C, Corrected Wage and Tax Statements, as a way to amend inaccurate box information about a recipient that was previously submitted to the Social Security Administration (SSA). This inaccuracy may come in the form of incorrect names, Social Security Number (SSN), and reporting amounts. Which form types … Read more