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If you are earning money by ride sharing, renting rooms, and other "Sharing Economy" ways, the IRS is paying attention. From IRS.gov:  If you use one of the many online platforms available to rent a spare bedroom, provide car rides, or to connect and provide a number of other goods or services, you’re involved in what is sometimes called the sharing economy. An emerging area of activity in the past few years, the sharing economy has changed how people commute, travel, rent vacation accommodations and perform many other activities. Also referred to as the on-demand, gig or access economy, the sharing...

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I hope you like the new Accountant Beside You logo and website design. We wanted to streamline the products to make it easier to select by use (self-employed, nonprofits, or churches) and to choose your choice of format (e-books vs paperback; online products vs desktop). If you had set up an account on the old site or need to access your purchased downloads, you can go to our archived site, www.AccountantBesideYou.mybigcommerce.com and log in using the email you purchased the items with. The archived site will be available until April 18,2017.  After that date, please email us at questions@accountantbesideyou.com and...

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accountant beside you, churches, nonprofits, Preventing Fraud, Radio Interviews -

Enjoyed my radio interview with the Philadelphia Agenda's Brad Segall earlier this month. We discussed the risks of fraud for nonprofits and churches and what can be done to stop it. Listen in and see what you think! http://wogl.cbslocal.com/2017/01/18/philadelphia-a...

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churches, Discounts, how to buy QuickBooks, nonprofits, Techsoup.org -

Don't forget. Qualifying nonprofits and religious organizations can receive QuickBook Premier Nonprofit edition or one year of QuickBooks Online for a small handling fee.  To see if you qualify, go to Techsoup.org for more details. And if you decide to use QuickBooks, learn how to set it up efficiently for your nonprofit or church with: Using QuickBooks Online for Small Nonprofits & Churches QuickBooks for Churches & Other Religious Organizations or Using QuickBooks for Nonprofit Organizations, Associations, & Clubs.

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1099, accountant beside you, independant business, IRS -

IRS Form 1099 is required to be sent to independent contractors your business or organization paid more than $600 to for the year. For details on who is and who is not considered an independent contractor, check out my book,  Church Accounting-The How-To Guide to Small & Growing Churches or go to www.IRS.gov. If you only a few to send out and don't want to pay for a package of 50 at the office supply store, go to www.irs.gov/businesses/online-ordering-for-information-returns-and-employer-returns to order the forms for free directly from the IRS.  You will have to fill them out manually, so if you have more than...

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