If your business sells products or services, and you’re accepting (or considering receiving) cryptocurrency as payment, you need to be aware of some tax implications that affect how you report your earnings. The Internal Revenue Service has started cracking down on businesses and individuals who don’t accurately report their virtual currency transactions and warning investors that they may owe capital gains taxes on cryptocurrency income.
As an accountant or bookkeeper, you rely on the information your clients provide to prepare 1099-MISC forms. If this information isn’t complete or accurate, there may be complications or IRS penalties. Send an engagement letter to your clients so they know what to expect from your firm, including the details needed for the prompt filing of their forms.
On July 1, 2019, President Trump signed the Taxpayer First Act of 2019. Among the wide-sweeping changes proposed by the law, the Taxpayer First Act aims to modernize the IRS, expand and strengthen taxpayer rights and services, and reduce identity theft through enhanced cybersecurity.
It’s called a TIN – and it’s an essential number when filing W-2s, 1099s and ACA forms. A TIN, or Taxpayer Identification Number, is simply an individual’s Social Security number (SSN), or the Employer Identification Number (EIN), or EIN, for a business entity.