Author: Karin Hernandez


Thoughts on growing a business, raising money, getting the word out,
and increasing profits. Plus, ZipBooks news!

  • Even More Variables for your Email Templates

    Posted 9 months ago in Product update
    by Karin Hernandez

    When we started getting requests to make our email templates smarter, we jumped at the chance. That’s why we’re adding over 40 more shortcuts to make your business emails more personalized. We hope that these additional email template variables help your business life run smoother than ever. Below is a list of variables you can […]

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  • Uber tax tips (also Lyft and other ridesharing drivers)

    Posted 10 months ago in Small Business Tips
    by Karin Hernandez

    If you’re a driver for Uber, Lyft, or some other ridesharing service, you may not be aware that you’re considered an independent contractor, or in other words, self-employed. Lawsuits are pending in some states that contend that you should be treated like an employee but until that is all sorted out, for tax purposes, you’ll […]

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  • When to Use Tax Form 1099-C for Cancellation of Debt

    Posted 10 months ago in Small Business Tips
    by Karin Hernandez

    Sometimes, despite your best efforts to manage your debt responsibly, the situation gets out of your control and you find yourself owing more than you can reasonably pay back. In that case, there are ways for you to negotiate with your creditors so that they accept less than the total of what you owe. Unfortunately, […]

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  • What Is IRS Form 1099-Q?

    Posted 10 months ago in Taxes
    by Karin Hernandez

    If you’re paying for education expenses out of a tax-free education account for yourself or a dependent, then you’ll receive a 1099-Q form from your plan administrator at the end of the year. The 1099-Q details the distributions that you received from your qualified tuition program. As long as the distributions are spent on “qualified […]

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  • What Is IRS Form 1099-SA: Distributions from an HSA, Archer MSA, or Medicare Advantage MSA?

    Posted 11 months ago in Small Business Tips
    by Karin Hernandez

    While most health insurance plans offer the ability to pay for your premiums with pre-tax dollars, there are now some plans that offer additional tax-free or tax-deferred benefits. If you participate in a high-deductible plan that is paired with a Health Savings Account (HSA) or Medical Savings Account (MSA) for your out-of-pocket expenditures, then your […]

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  • How to Fill Out a Schedule C Tax Form

    Posted 11 months ago in Taxes
    by Karin Hernandez

    If this is your first year in business, you are about to experience filing taxes as a business owner. This can either be a complete pain or a piece of cake, depending on how savvy you are when it comes to taxes and deductions. When you’re a regular employee, you receive a W-2 form that […]

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  • 1099-MISC tax form DIY guide

    Posted 11 months ago in Small business guide
    by Karin Hernandez

    What is a 1099-MISC form? What kind of income is reported on a 1099-MISC form? Who Files the 1099-MISC Form? Who Gets a 1099-MISC? Is There a Minimum Threshold Dollar Figure? How Do You File the 1099-MISC? How and When Do You Issue the 1099-MISC?   What is a 1099-MISC form? You may have heard […]

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  • Limited Liability Company (LLC): A Complete Guide

    Posted 2 years ago in Small business guideSmall Business Tips
    by Karin Hernandez

    There are certain legal terms—like LLC—that get thrown around so often that you might feel like you already know it all. Or maybe you are embarrassed to admit that you don’t know it all already. Whatever the case may be, ZipBooks has got you covered with a comprehensive review of what an LLC is and […]

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