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Rachel Blakely-Gray

As Patriot's Content Manager, Rachel is responsible for planning and creating useful, actionable content for Patriot’s marketing department.

Tax Tips for NEW Small Business Owners (Must Read)

Accountants, business owners, and individuals aren’t safe from tax-time stress. One in four Americans say tax season is so stressful and complicated that they procrastinate filing. So whether it’s your first or 31st time filing taxes as a business owner, there are ways to simplify the process. You need a cheatsheet of small business tax […]

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ERC Voluntary Disclosure Program Gives Businesses a Discount on Questionable Claims

Aggressive promotion, scams, and ERC mills—that’s the drama surrounding the employee retention credit (ERC). The ERC was a lifeline for small businesses struggling to stay open during the pandemic. But bad actors quickly pounced on the opportunity. “ERC mills” began aggressive marketing campaigns advising employers to apply (even if they didn’t qualify) and collecting hefty […]

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“SOS! Do I Need to Prepare a 1099 for Credit Card Payments I Make to Contractors?”

Paying a contractor to perform work for your business comes with a little disclaimer: reporting said payments on Form 1099-NEC. But what if you pay your contractor using a credit card? Do you have to prepare a 1099 for credit card payments?

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