Accounting and Tax Services for Small Businesses and Individuals in the Des Moines, Iowa Area and Beyond

How to Fill Out Form W-9 (Most 1-Person LLCs Are Probably Doing it Wrong!)

This post is part of a larger presentation I give on the topic of Form 1099-MISC and related topics. Form W-9 is one of those "related topics." Form W-9 comes into play when a business pays a contractor. It helps the paying business: Know if it needs to issue a 1099-MISC to the contractor, andGathers the necessary information for the [...]

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How to Fill Out Form W-9 (Most 1-Person LLCs Are Probably Doing it Wrong!)

August 7th, 2019|Comments Off on How to Fill Out Form W-9 (Most 1-Person LLCs Are Probably Doing it Wrong!)

This post is part of a larger presentation I [...]

Things I Wish Clients Understood: Taxes Are Hard and Sometimes I Need to Just Get Away

August 5th, 2019|Comments Off on Things I Wish Clients Understood: Taxes Are Hard and Sometimes I Need to Just Get Away

This is a followup to the post I wrote [...]

Trends I Am Noticing in the Tax Field

July 22nd, 2019|Comments Off on Trends I Am Noticing in the Tax Field

I can't believe it's been 6 months since I [...]

Small Business

1807, 2018

When and How to Fill Out a Form W-9

Image courtesy of user "myrfa" on Pixabay.com Today I want to write about Form W-9 and when it's used. My discussion will focus on [...]

1403, 2018

If a Not-for-Profit Loses Its Corporate Status, Does It Lose Its Tax-Exempt Status As Well?

If a not-for-profit loses its corporate status at the state level, does this affect its tax-exempt status with the IRS?

State Taxes

3110, 2018

Who Claims the Iowa Tuition & Textbook Credit for Dependent Children?

Image courtesy of Pixabay.com Iowa allows a tax credit of up to $250 for K-12 school-related expenses such as tuition, textbook purchases, and other [...]

2410, 2018

What is the Iowa School District/EMS Surtax?

This is an optional additional tax, assessed by school districts and (some) county EMS agencies, and collected on Iowa tax returns.