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information and guidelines affecting your business or practice.

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What You Need to Know About 1099 State-Level Tax Reporting
November 19, 2016

For many businesses, filing 1099s with the federal government is only the first step. The next part of the process is to report the income with the appropriate state. But depending on your state, what you need to do varies.

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Important 2016 Updates from the IRS
August 15, 2016

It’s still a little early to think about filing 2016 taxes. But the IRS has announced some big changes that could affect your 1099-MISC and W-2 filings.

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3 Levels of Protection That Keep Your Data Secure from Start to Finish
3 Levels of Protection That Keep Your Data Secure from Start to Finish
July 11, 2016

The benefits you receive from eFile4Biz are significant. For instance, we automatically notify you when your forms are accepted by government agencies. Your data is stored for use year after year so you don’t have to reenter employee and contractor information.

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A Step-by-Step, Year-Long Approach for Easier ACA Reporting
A Step-by-Step, Year-Long Approach for Easier ACA Reporting
June 13, 2016

While the new Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting requirements presented quite a few challenges for employers and accountants this tax season, the good news is this: The first year of compliance is nearly over, and we’ve learned a lot along the way.

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Independent Contractor vs. Employee?
Independent Contractor vs. Employee?
May 17, 2016

The rules surrounding whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor are certainly complex. Yet when a company misclassifies an employee as an independent contractor, it doesn’t properly withhold and pay payroll taxes … a costly oversight the IRS is cracking down on.

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Fighting Cyber Fraud: 8 Ways to Keep Sensitive Tax Data Secure
Fighting Cyber Fraud: 8 Ways to Keep Sensitive Tax Data Secure
February 18, 2016

When it comes to the safe handling and storage of sensitive tax data, businesses and tax preparers can’t be too cautious. The risk of hacking and cyber fraud is always present, requiring airtight procedures, the latest technological advances and careful screening of vendors.

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Is Your ACA Reporting Service Legit? 4 Factors to Help You Decide
Is Your ACA Reporting Service Legit? 4 Factors to Help You Decide
February 10, 2016

With this year’s tax-filing deadlines looming large, many employers are feeling the pressure of the new reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In addition to annual 1099 and W-2 filing, applicable large employers (ALEs) with 50+ employees must report healthcare coverage information to employees and the IRS through the 1095-C (and transmittal form 1094-C).

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Transmittal Forms 1096, W-3 and 1094-B/C Aren’t Necessary When E-Filing!
Did You Know? Transmittal Forms 1096, W-3 and 1094-B Aren’t Necessary When E-Filing!
January 29, 2016

As a business owner or tax preparer, you know that e-filing your 1099s, W-2s and new 1095s with eFile4Biz.com is fast and efficient. Simply enter (or import) your recipient and form data online and we handle the rest – printing and mailing copies to your recipients, filing forms directly with the IRS or SSA, and sending notifications for confirmation.

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Affordable Care Act
Alert: IRS Extends 2016 ACA Reporting Deadlines
January 15, 2016

Businesses ramping up for this year’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting requirements now have more time to meet the upcoming deadlines. On December 28, 2015, the IRS issued Notice 2016-4, which extended the deadlines for reporting health care coverage to employees/recipients and the IRS through forms 1095-B and 1095-C.

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How E-Filing Puts More Money in Your Pocket (and Time on the Clock) Than Paper Filing
How E-Filing Puts More Money in Your Pocket (and Time on the Clock) Than Paper Filing
December 14, 2015

Before e-filing, your options for 1099 and W-2 information reporting were printing, mailing and manually submitting forms to the IRS – or installing cumbersome tax-filing software. Then came eFile4Biz.com – a simple, end-to-end, cloud-based service that lets you file online through a secure website.

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Why There’s Nothing to Fear (and Everything to Gain) with E-filing
Why There’s Nothing to Fear (and Everything to Gain) with E-filing
November 24, 2015

For years now, you’ve handled your annual 1099 and W-2 reporting the same, old way – manually via paper forms or with software. You’re aware of e-filing, but you have your reservations. E-filing isn’t for everyone, you say. Every business owner’s perspective is different, but the reasons for resistance tend to fall under a few key areas.

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E-filing vs. Paper or Software: Why E-filing is the Clear Choice for Quick and Convenient Filing of 1099s and W-2s
October 28, 2015

Filing 1099s and W-2s for your independent contractors and employees is an annual requirement. Giving up precious time, money and energy to get the job done is NOT. If you’re still relying on traditional paper filing or even software, now is the time to switch to e-filing.

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How to Manage Potential HIPAA Privacy and Security Issues with ACA Information Reporting
How to Manage Potential HIPAA Privacy and Security Issues with ACA Information Reporting
October 12, 2015

Beginning January 2016, new reporting rules under Code Sections 6055 and 6056 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) require employers to file annual information returns with the IRS, as well as deliver statements to employees summarizing health plan coverage information. As part of this reporting process, employers will need to gather sensitive information about employees.

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New Tax Season, New Features: What's Changing with eFile4Biz.com
New Tax Season, New Features: What's Changing with eFile4Biz.com
August 13, 2015

The next tax-filing season may seem a long way off, but our team is in full planning and development mode. Halfway through the year and we’re already reviewing the newest IRS tax forms, as well as refining the website to streamline your 1099 and W-2 tax filing even further. Here’s a sneak peek at a few of the updates in progress for next season.

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Independent Contractor OR Employee
The High Cost of Misclassifying Workers
July 10, 2015

Ironically, the very reason employers misclassify workers as independent contractors – to save money – could cost them in the end. As a business owner, you need to understand the differences between an employee and an independent contractor, or risk paying back taxes and penalties for improper classification. Find out how the IRS is cracking down on this all-too-common problem and what it takes to get it right.

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Seven Practical Ways to Prevent Business Identity Theft
Seven Practical Ways to Prevent Business Identity Theft
June 24, 2015

We’ve all heard of personal identity theft, but did you know that small businesses are just as vulnerable? As cyber criminals get more aggressive with their tactics, you need an equally strong line of defense. Find out more about the emerging risks and what you can do to protect your business from top to bottom.

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3 Important Considerations When You’ve Filed a Tax Extension
3 Important Considerations When You’ve Filed a Tax Extension
May 27. 2015

It happens. You thought you could file your annual income tax return by the deadline (March 15 for corporations and s-corporations, April 15 for partnerships, LLCs and sole proprietorships), but other matters got in the way. So you submitted IRS Form 7004 or 4868 to request an extension. What comes next?

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Top 7 Advantages to E-filing Your 1099s and W-2sfor Ease and Efficiency
Top 7 Advantages to E-filing Your 1099s and W-2s
April 29, 2015

We live in an increasingly digital world. As we replace old, manual processes with faster, more efficient electronic options, it's not surprising that tax filing is experiencing the same shift. Businesses are no longer restricted to time-consuming and cumbersome paper filing of their taxes. Why should your business make the switch and e-file mandatory 1099s and W-2s?

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7 Ways Accounting Software Surpasses Spreadsheets 
for Ease and Efficiency
7 Ways Accounting Software Surpasses Spreadsheets
for Ease and Efficiency
December 17, 2014

Excel spreadsheets are unquestionably popular for basic accounting tasks, like tracking income and expenses, but are they the smartest choice for a growing, diverse business? Not anymore! Today, spreadsheets are being nudged out by accounting software – and for good reason.

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5 Important Ways to Save on Your 2014 Business Taxes
5 Important Ways to Save on Your 2014 Business Taxes
November 22, 2014

As a small-business owner, you’re keenly aware that every dollar counts. That’s why it’s worth the effort to explore every tax-saving opportunity Uncle Sam offers.

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5 Ways efile4biz Protects Your Data from Security Threats
5 Ways efile4biz Protects Your Data from
Security Threats
October 22, 2014

With news of data breaches and identity theft dominating the headlines, you may question the security of efiling. How can you be certain the sensitive information you capture from independent contractors and employees – including Social Security numbers and tax IDs -- doesn’t fall into the wrong hands?

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Understanding Your W-2 Health Care 
Reporting Requirements
Understanding Your W-2 Health Care
Reporting Requirements
September 24, 2014

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), employers must report the cost of employer-sponsored health care coverage on an employee’s W-2. This W-2 reporting is informational only, intended to provide useful details on the value of an employee’s health care benefits.

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Does Your Business Qualify for a SHOP 
Marketplace Tax Credit Under the ACA?
Does Your Business Qualify for a SHOP
Marketplace Tax Credit Under the ACA?
August 27, 2014

With news of data breaches and identity theft dominating the headlines, you may question the security of e-filing. How can you be certain the sensitive information you capture from independent contractors and employees – including Social Security numbers and tax IDs -- doesn’t fall into the wrong hands?

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5 Actions to Help Audit-Proof Your Tax Return
5 Actions to Help Audit-Proof Your Tax Return
July 16, 2014

As a growing business, you’re always looking for ways to put your company front and center. One area you don’t want to draw more attention to, however, is your tax return. Unlike with individual tax returns, business returns are more prone to IRS scrutiny.

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Independent Contractor vs. Employee?
5 Pointers to More Efficient Filing
May 17, 2014

With your 1099 filing for 2013 already behind you, you’ve most likely shifted your attention to other business matters. Not so fast! Now is the perfect time to review the fundamentals of 1099 filing – and consider some minor tweaks to streamline the process for 2014.

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