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  • What Is a Schedule K-1 Form?

    Posted 4 months ago in TaxesSmall Business Tips
    by Jenny Rollins

    Taxes can get all kinds of complicated. You have to fill out a series of forms that you don’t understand and then the IRS penalizes you when it’s not done properly. There’s no reason to make things harder than they need to be. So, let’s break down the Schedule K-1 form together. Very basically, a […]

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  • How to Fill Out a Schedule C Tax Form

    Posted 4 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 4 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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  • Top 10 1099 Tax Deductions

    Posted 4 months ago in Taxes
    by Jenny Rollins

    Figuring out your tax liability for income reported on your 1099 forms can get pretty complicated. We’ll make sure you reduce your tax liability to the lowest level allowed by the IRS by walking you through some of the most common 1099 tax deductions. The tax rate for 1099 income is twice the rate of […]

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  • Top 69 Blockchain Companies

    Posted 4 months ago in Small Business Tips
    by Jenny Rollins

    You may have heard the phrase blockchain before, but we’re going to try to explain what it means so that small business owners that aren’t cryptocurrency gurus can keep up. Blockchain is basically a digital ledger for bitcoin transactions. But what’s a bitcoin?  Bitcoin is a brand name (think Kleenex or Band-Aid) that has become […]

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  • Estimated Quarterly Taxes: How to Calculate and File

    Posted 4 months ago in Taxes
    by Brad Hanks

    Disclaimer: This post only applies to estimated quarterly taxes for Federal income tax filing. Depending on where you live, you may have to file quarterly state taxes as well.   When you’re an employee, it’s normal to have money withheld from your paycheck for taxes, retirement funds and insurance. When you’re self-employed, or if you […]

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  • A Big Guide to Little’s Law

    Posted 5 months ago in Small Business Tips
    by Taylor Larsen

    DISCLAIMER: This article uses basic math. If math makes you break out in a rash, proceed with caution. In 1961, John Little made a big splash in queueing theory with his self-titled Little’s Law. Queueing theory is the mathematical study of waiting lines, or queues. Consultants and researchers use queueing theory to predict queue lengths […]

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  • Product Update: New Transaction Popouts and List Detail

    Posted 5 months ago in Product update
    by Megan Jensen

    We’re popping up to let you know about a few new things that have hit your ZipBooks account! New Transaction Popouts

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  • Freelance Jobs Are Easier than Ever to Find Online 2017 (47 websites)

    Posted 5 months ago in Small Business Tips
    by Jenny Rollins

    So, you’ve decided to pick up some freelance jobs so you can work from home and be your own boss. Getting started freelancing can be pretty tricky, whether it’s a side hustle or full-time job. Where do you begin? Luckily, here at ZipBooks, we get it. We’ve been there, and we’re here to give you […]

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  • Top Time Tracking Software of 2017

    Posted 5 months ago in Small Business Tips
    by Megan Jensen

    Time can be hard to keep track of, even with time tracking software. It’s something that gets wasted, paid-for, kept, tracked, and ignored. Some say that time is money, and in a job where you get paid based on the time you spend on a specific project, that saying becomes fairly literal. If you’re like […]

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