For a business in Iowa, the basic sales tax rate is 6%. Some locations in Iowa also assess an additional 1% “local option sales tax,” which makes the sales tax in that location 7%. Sales tax is not an expense of your business. Instead, it’s a tax you collect from your customers and pass on to the state.
So why does the IRS care so much about employee vs. contractor? Two reasons. One is the penalties they can collect. The other reason is they usually collect more taxes when someone is treated as an employee, because a contractor can take business deductions which directly reduce taxable income.
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com New federal guidelines have been implemented for 501(c)(4) not-for-profits. The new guidelines require new 501(c)(4) organizations to file a “Form 8976” with the IRS to notify the IRS that the organization is operating as a 501(c)(4). Some existing organizations may also need to file the form. A Google search of Form [...]
When I say “bookkeeping system,” I mean the manner in which you record the transactions that take place in your business.