Mike Kappel, Author at Patriot Software

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Become a Form I-9 Corrections and Mistakes Guru Using This Guide

When you hire an employee, things don’t always go as planned. You might forget to give a worker new hire paperwork. Or, your employee might make a mistake while filling out a new hire form, like Form I-9.

So, what happens when you or your employee make a mistake on Form I-9? How do you go about fixing it? To avoid penalties and legal problems, learn how to make Form I-9 corrections.

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Count the Ways an Electronic Funds Transfer Process Can Benefit Your Business

As a business owner, you’re likely always on the hunt for ways to save time and money. Maybe you use basic accounting software to track incoming and outgoing money. Or, maybe you automate your email marketing with a tool that sends emails to your customers or vendors for you.

If you love saving time and money, an electronic funds transfer process (EFT) may be a good fit for you. Read on to learn how EFTs can benefit your small business.

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What Are Payroll Liabilities?

A business owner without liabilities is like a house without a door—you just don’t see it. And if you’re an employer, one of your many liabilities revolves around payroll. You can’t neglect or delay paying your payroll liabilities, or you may face disgruntled employees, IRS penalties, and upset payroll service providers. So, what are payroll liabilities? Continue reading “What Are Payroll Liabilities?”

What Is Form 1099-MISC, and Are You Responsible for Distributing It?

Use Form 1099-MISC to report payments to independent contractors.

As a business owner, you have a lot on your plate. And sometimes, you need to hire outside workers with special skills to complete certain tasks at your business. To accomplish these tasks, you might consider hiring an independent contractor.

Does the above scenario sound all too familiar to you? If you hired a contractor during the year, you might need to file Form 1099-MISC. So, what is Form 1099-MISC?

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What Is an Independent Contractor?

An independent contractor is a non-employee status worker who may do work for you.

As a business owner, you might need to hire a worker at some point or another. And depending on your type of business, you might need to hire employees, independent contractors, or both to get the job done.

But, how much do you really know about independent contractors vs. employees? Can you get away with hiring just independent contractors? Read on to learn what is an independent contractor and how they differ from employees.

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