Steven Mercatante
Principal and Founder, TIR Consulting LLC
Steven Mercatante Esq. is the principal and founder of TIR Consulting, LLC. TIR is a nationally recognized leader in tax reporting education and consulting on specialized 1099/1042-S compliance issues and with a clientele ranging from the world's largest multinational corporations, banks, universities, and insurance companies down to medium sized businesses, community colleges, local hospitals, and other such organizations. Steven is the author of an annual series of Federal and State Level Tax Compliance and Reporting Guides, has conducted on-site consultation for corporate clients from across the world, and led countless webinars and seminars for a variety of organizations.
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Due Diligence Steps for Form 1099 Compliance
Want to avoid IRS penalties for mistakes on Form 1099? YES, make sure staff has exercised due diligence. Due Diligence involves a written Plan, training staff, and monitoring staff to determine if they have followed the Plan. The Plan for accurate Forms 1099 is the development of procedures for an accurate Form W-9. Most mistakes that the IRS identifies on the Form 1099, originates in failure to follow W-9 procedures. IRS penalties not only cost money but also take up valuable time which translates to money.
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1031 And 1035 Like-Kind Exchanges
With constant revisions to information reporting rules and regulations, it is crucial to remain up-to- date with the current laws to avoid those dreaded penalties. This is particularly true when it comes to the intricacies of Internal Revenue Code Section 1031 and 1035 "like-kind" exchanges.
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Due Diligence Steps for Form 1099 Compliance
Want to avoid IRS penalties for mistakes on Form 1099? YES, make sure staff has exercised due diligence. Due Diligence involves a written Plan, training staff, and monitoring staff to determine if they have followed the Plan. The Plan for accurate Forms 1099 is the development of procedures for an accurate Form W-9. Most mistakes that the IRS identifies on the Form 1099, originates in failure to follow W-9 procedures. IRS penalties not only cost money but also take up valuable time which translates to money.
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1099 Compliance Tips
Want to avoid IRS penalties for mistakes on Form 1099? YES, make sure staff has exercised due diligence. Due Diligence involves a written Plan, training staff, and monitoring staff to determine if they have followed the Plan. The Plan for accurate Forms 1099 is the development of procedures for an accurate Form W-9. Most mistakes that the IRS identifies on the Form 1099, originates in failure to follow W-9 procedures. IRS penalties not only cost money but also take up valuable time which translates to money.
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Contractor vs. Employee
IRS and State Agencies have increased their audits of workers classified as Independent Contractors. Why, because both Agencies are looking for more revenue without raising taxes.
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