This year, you have a new informational form to submit to the IRS at the end of the year. It's called 1099-NEC. This new form is intended just for Nonemployee Compensation (NEC) vendors and is used by businesses to send to the IRS and to the vendors. This week, I am going to share the high-level details to help you add this task to your to-do list. Who should get this? A nonemployee compensation that made at least $600 in the entire year.Services performed by someone who is not your … [Read more...] about What is the 1099-NEC form?
Small Business Bookkeeping Tips Archive Page
Welcome to our Small Business Bookkeeping Tips archive page to help you and your business streamline processes. Read the archive posts for bookkeeping tips to use in your business.
As small business owners, we must control our spending and make sure we are spending and saving in the right areas of our business. This month I will be discussing different ways to do just that. I broke these posts down into 7 categories: I hope you find it useful. 1. Posts about Outsourcing Tips to Save Time and Money: Remember: you don't have to do it all. We all have the tasks we can get someone else to do. Determine how much you can afford someone else to do first, then decide on what you … [Read more...] about How to Save More Money in Your Small Business
To keep track of hours, I have used a rudimentary process for a long time now. I would write my start time on a sticky pad, and then, after I finished the project, I wrote the end time. Then, I would add the total time to QuickBooks so I could invoice the client. Easy, right? Wrong. There were issues with this system. I would sometimes forget to write the start time. Not good at all. To rectify this situation, I would go to the previous client email that lists the completed task summary and … [Read more...] about 4 Free Hours Tracking Apps for IPhone
When starting a small business, there are a lot of details that need to be done. Bookkeeping is an essential part of small business tasks during the day. I know it's not glamorous. It's not even fun to do. But, to save you money and stress during tax time, getting your small business bookkeeping in order will significantly reduce both of these things. Below we are sharing seven startup bookkeeping tips every owner should know right from the beginning. Follow along and take notes. Seven small … [Read more...] about 7 Startup Bookkeeping Tips You Need to Know
June 30th was the halfway point of the year! Why not take a proactive view of your tax forms and review your employee and subcontractor. It is a great time to do a small business mid-year review to look at your business goals, product line, your 1099-misc paperwork, subcontractors' documentation, bookkeeping files, Profit, and your Employee W-2 information to make sure everything is in order. What areas should I review in my small business when I do a mid-year review? Below are the areas … [Read more...] about Small Business Mid Year Review Tips
As a small business owner, you probably have lots of deductions for your business. But are you taking all the deductions? There are probably deductions you don't want to make because 1. you don't have the paperwork to support it or 2. You have paperwork, but it's so disorganized that you just don't have the time to sort them. To make your life a little easier this time of year, I created this post with business deductions tips to make this process simpler to manage. First, use a software like … [Read more...] about A Complete Guide to Home Office and Business Deductions
Have you ever lost or forgotten to pay a bill? When it happened, how did you feel going on a frantic search for the bill/e-bill wasting time and energy finally realizing you must have deleted it? Anxious? Then giving up and contacting the payee and requesting another bill feeling ashamed that you lost it in the first place. You are not alone. We all have that stressed anxiety when forgetting a task that needs to be done. Here are accounts payable tips that will help reduce stress while doing … [Read more...] about Accounts Payable Tips Every Owner Needs to Know
There are many different tasks a bookkeeper can do to help small business owners besides reconciling the bank account. Below are ten ways they can help your business. Ten Ways a bookkeeper can help You Reconcile your bank accounts: Reconciling your bank accounts each month will keep your books in order and reduce your stress at tax time. Reconcile your credit card account: many companies charge on the credit card for supplies and other things needed to run the business. So, … [Read more...] about 10 Ways a Bookkeeper Can Help a Business
I have offered bookkeeping services for about 10 years now and there are 3 important things you need to know about data entry when venturing into your new small business. You can get into real trouble if you don't have your bookkeeping in order. Here we go. ALWAYS start your business with a good bookkeeping application and process! Whether it is QuickBooks Pro, QuickBooks Online, Quicken, or any other software or online service, the application needs to be established. Spreadsheets are OK if … [Read more...] about 3 Important Things You Need To Know About Data Entry