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Employee or Independent Contractor?

I hope you aren’t sick of me talking about 1099s yet, because we still have more to talk about!  Let’s talk about the difference between a 1099 contractor and a W2 employee.  Many small businesses hire additional help as contractors because they either don’t want to...

CashApp/Venmo 1099-K Rules Postponed

It’s 1099 season for us, so we’ve been closely monitoring any changes and making sure our clients are reporting to the best of their ability.  In recent years, business owners have no longer needed to send 1099s to those individuals/small businesses that they paid via...

LastPass Security Breach

We’ve just been notified of further details of the recent security incident involving LastPass, a password management software.  Details Matter Bookkeeping uses this software to securely keep all of our client logins.  LastPass has a zero knowledge architecture, which...

2023 Deduction Changes

As the end of 2022 continues to fly by, I’m getting updates on some of the changes that will be happening in 2023.  I will keep you updated as I come across new rules, but here are the ones I’ve heard about so far.  We keep up with these rules and make sure that we...

3 Reasons to Separate Business & Personal Finances

Why is it important to keep business and personal finances separate?  Many business owners struggle with this distinction.  Using business money to pay for personal expenses or paying for business expenses on personal accounts can really hurt your business.  Here are...

For the love of tax deductions…

For the love of tax-deductions, please keep your receipts!  Write notes on them if you need to.  The IRS will NOT accept bank or credit card statements as substantiation for expenses if you are audited.  You have to show the business purpose of the expense.  If you...

How are we different?

I’m so glad you asked!  I do like to think we do things a little differently here at Details Matter Bookkeeping.  To start, we do not do hourly rates.  This was just a mess for both me and the clients back when I was first starting out.  They never knew what their...

Why choose QuickBooks Online?

Should I switch to QuickBooks Online?  Is it really that great?  My CPA hates it.  Well first, that’s why we have a job.  But second, it’s not for everyone.  There are certainly industries and situations where it’s not the best fit.  And if you’ve been using desktop...

1099 Rules and what they mean to you

If you are one of our clients, you’ve probably gotten some questions in our portal about needing W-9 forms from vendors.  I wanted to clarify on some of the rules, so whether you are a client or not, you’ll be prepared for January 31st when 1099s are due. What is a...

MarylandSaves Program

To all my fellow small business owners - I’m sure you’ve been hearing chatter recently about the new MarylandSaves retirement program that the state is rolling out and requiring participation.  So, I went ahead and did my research and I’m bringing you the quick and...

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