2018 Form 1099 Process and Reporting Requirements

2019 is just around the corner!  Let’s work together to make it a good start as we prepare for the 1099 filing deadline of January 31st. If we are preparing your 1099s, it is extremely important that we receive your information early.  We cannot begin processing your 1099’s until we...

1099 Penalties

The deadline for providing 1099’s to payees and filing with the IRS is quickly approaching.  The due date is January 31. Form 1099’s are required to be provided to all non-corporate payees to whom a business pays $600 or more during a calendar year for services, rent, awards or other...

Tax Reform Proposal – Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

On November 2, 2017, the House released a draft of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”.  If passed, this legislation will represent the most substantial tax reform since 1986.  As with most tax reform legislation, the general approach of the bill is broad-based tax rate reduction offset by elimination of...

Important NC Sales Tax Update

A major revision to the North Carolina Sales Tax rules in 2016 created major headaches for many small businesses and consumers.  In August, the NC Legislature passed legislation that is intended to alleviate one aspect of the headache.  No, it is not repeal of the “RMI” provisions (sales tax applicable...

Congress Delivers a Gift to Small Businesses

President Obama and Congress have delivered a gift to small businesses and nonprofit organizations just in time for Christmas . . . although we are still trying to determine exactly what’s inside the box.  On December 13th, President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act, which included a provision for...

New FLSA Overtime Rules Take Effect on Dec. 1st

UPDATE, NOVEMBER 22, 2016 On Tuesday, November 22, 2016, a federal judge blocked implementation of the Obama Administration rule increasing the salary threshold for avoiding overtime from pay of $455/week to pay of $913/week.  With the transition in administrations currently in process, the future of this rule is clearly in...

Is Your Company’s Retirement Plan Operating Properly?

Does your Company offer a retirement plan?  If so, there are multiple ways a plan can fail administratively.  Sometimes these errors can be self-corrected and other times the IRS/DOL imposes fines on the Plan Sponsor to correct the plan errors.  If the errors are significant enough, the plan could be...

New Sales Tax Rules

Major changes in North Carolina Sales and Use tax rules become effective March 1, 2016 as the North Carolina sales and use tax begins to apply to certain repair services and service contracts.  The North Carolina Department of Revenue (NCDOR) has been busy during February issuing Directives and Notices to...

Making Federal and NC Tax Payments Online

When making tax payments to the IRS or to the NC Department of Revenue (NCDOR), paying online is an available option.  Payments for Tax Due with Returns, for Estimated Taxes and for Extensions can be made online for both Federal and NC by bank draft at no charge. To Make...

Roth IRA Opportunities

Dear Friends, As I sit in the office on a rainy Saturday, it seems like an appropriate time to consider putting into practice the proverbial phrase, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”. Those who are watching noticed that the stock market took another tumble this week (although it did...