Our Pro-tips for a Smooth 1099 Filling

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With the IRS’s 1099 deadline behind us, here is what you should be doing to ensure filling goes smoothly next year. As many designers learned in the closing of 2018, it is challenging to track down contractors from previous work and request a W9. Our advice is to keep up throughout the year! In fact, hold your contractors’ final paycheck hostage until they submit their W9. I know this sounds tedious but you will thank us when fourth quarter rolls around and you can enjoy the holidays with your family instead of worrying about spending your break hunting down all

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CA Minimum Wages & Employment Law Changes for 2019

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Provided by Gusto As usual, the California legislature and various city councils had a busy year regulating the world’s fifth largest economy. Included below are both state and city minimum wage increases as well as summaries of the laws that impact the human resources function.  Beginning January 1, 2019, the following minimum hourly wages will be in effect: State—Employers with 26 or more employees: $12.00  State—Employers with 25 or fewer employees: $11.00  Belmont: $13.50  Cupertino: $15.00  El Cerrito: $15.00  Los Altos: $15.00 Mountain View: $15.65  Oakland: $13.80  Palo Alto: $15.00  Richmond: $15.00  San Diego: $12.00  San Jose: $15.00  San Mateo:

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Highlights of New Workplace Laws For CA Business Owners

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New Workplace Laws for California (Effective January 1st, 2019) Anti-Harassment Requirements Employers may need to expand their sexual-harassment-prevention training to comply with new standards. Brown signed SB 1343, which requires businesses with five or more employees to provide sexual-harassment-prevention training to all workers by Jan. 1, 2020, and every two years thereafter. Lactation Accommodations Brown also approved AB 1976. Among other things, this bill will make California’s lactation-accommodation law consistent with federal law on the requirement that a lactation space can’t be a bathroom. Women on Boards Brown signed SB 826, which will require publicly traded California companies to appoint

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Designers: Need Tax Planning Advice?

Interior Design

Look no further, Peter Lang of Designer CPA specializes in tax filing and planning for interior designers Watch Peter Lang’s Webinar thru Ivy or watch his recent video clip on Instagram discussing the Top Three Things Designers Should do in November to save money on taxes and grow your business before the year’s end.  Top Three Things Designers Should do in November to Save Money The Steps Designers Should Take to Avoid Accounting Nightmares

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Sales Tax Changes Companies Must Know

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https://www.accountingtoday.com/list/12-red-flags-that-can-trigger-an-irs-audit?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWVRVd1pEazBZV1V3TnpObCIsInQiOiJtWk44V29kYXZQUG1yckdZYkt1T1o1d2RrcDcyZ2FpN1pOVVlZVnFZYVAxNE1VazR2TW9yRkJoa21EV3V1TFRWeWhtSktXaVFTdUxBaHRFT1Q3QzVpWGptUXREVlpNMkppUXJTcDFqOVk0eVwvT3RRMDJHY0FnazdPRFdFbkFhK1gifQ%3D%3D   “Online retailers need to be ready no matter how the Supreme Court decides South Dakota v. Wayfair. Sales tax collection is almost certainly in their future, whether this year or next, and they should begin immediately working with the appropriate resources to identify the states already collecting sales and use taxes and whether they have any retroactive liability.” http://www.cpapracticeadvisor.com/article/12403885/the-top-3-sales-tax-changes-companies-must-know  

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12 red flags that can trigger an IRS audit

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https://www.accountingtoday.com/list/12-red-flags-that-can-trigger-an-irs-audit?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWVRVd1pEazBZV1V3TnpObCIsInQiOiJtWk44V29kYXZQUG1yckdZYkt1T1o1d2RrcDcyZ2FpN1pOVVlZVnFZYVAxNE1VazR2TW9yRkJoa21EV3V1TFRWeWhtSktXaVFTdUxBaHRFT1Q3QzVpWGptUXREVlpNMkppUXJTcDFqOVk0eVwvT3RRMDJHY0FnazdPRFdFbkFhK1gifQ%3D%3D

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Gifts to Charity: Six Facts About Written Acknowledgements

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“Taxpayers who make single donations of $250 or more to a charity must have one of the following: A separate acknowledgment from the organization for each donation of $250 or more. One acknowledgment from the organization listing the amount and date of each contribution of $250 or more.” https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/gifts-to-charity-six-facts-about-written-acknowledgements

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