Coronavirus Office Protocols

March 24, 2020

As we are navigating our way through the upcoming days and weeks of Coronavirus, we are making strides at Berkman, Jorgensen, Masters & Stafman to keep our facility safe for our clients and staff; therefore, we have implemented the following procedures: Our office is open, but entrance doors are locked. Appointments will be by phone […]

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The President’s action to defer payroll taxes: What does it mean for your business?

September 18, 2020

On August 8, President Trump signed four executive actions, including a Presidential Memorandum to defer the employee’s portion of Social Security taxes for some people. These actions were taken in an effort to offer more relief due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The action only defers the taxes, which means they’ll have to be paid in the future. […]

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Even if no money changes hands, bartering is a taxable transaction

August 24, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many small businesses are strapped for cash. They may find it beneficial to barter for goods and services instead of paying cash for them. If your business gets involved in bartering, remember that the fair market value of goods that you receive in bartering is taxable income. And if you exchange […]

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Businesses: Get ready for the new Form 1099-NEC

August 20, 2020

There’s a new IRS form for business taxpayers that pay or receive nonemployee compensation. Beginning with tax year 2020, payers must complete Form 1099-NEC, Nonemployee Compensation, to report any payment of $600 or more to a payee. Why the new form? Prior to 2020, Form 1099-MISC was filed to report payments totaling at least $600 […]

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What does the executive action deferring payroll taxes mean for employers and employees?

August 17, 2020

On August 8, 2020, President Trump signed an executive memorandum that defers an employee’s portion of Social Security and Medicare taxes from September 1 through December 31, 2020. At this point, the taxes are just deferred, meaning they’ll still have to be paid at a later date. However, the action directs U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven […]

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