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End tax time panic, update your bookkeeping all year

Want to end tax time panic? It’s simple, update your bookkeeping weekly all year long. Tax time comes but once a year. So many handmade business owner scramble to do months worth of bookkeeping tasks to “hurry up” and get ready for tax time, in a relatively short amount of time – hating every second …

Form 1099-NEC & your handmade business

Form 1099-NEC is used to report non-employee compensation of $600 or more during the tax year (2020). Handmade business owners, if you paid more than $600 to someone that is NOT an employee, you could likely have to file a Form 1099-NEC. Tax season is here, and it means more than just getting YOUR income …

Sales & Use Tax

How To fill out a Sales & Use Tax Return

Learning how to fill out a Sales & Use Tax Return can be a challenge for a handmade or creative business owner, well actually any sort of business owner. The second quarter just ended on June 30, so that means here in the U.S. many business owners need to complete and submit a Sales (& …

Sales Tax is totally overwhelming and often confusing for handmade and/or creative business owner.  And it's little wonder -   few understand (or even want to think about) the impact that the Supreme Court ruling that went into effect June 21, 2018 had on every business that sells on the internet. Here's the DIRTY lowdown on Sales Tax and it's impact on your creative biz.

Sales Tax-The DIRTY lowdown

Sales Tax-the DIRTY lowdown of how it impacts your handmade or creative business. Sales Tax is totally overwhelming and often confusing for handmade and/or creative business owners.  And it’s little wonder –   few understand (or even want to think about) the impact that the Supreme Court ruling that went into effect June 21, 2018 had …

Tax time. Review your bookkeeping records

Tax time, review your bookkeeping records

Tax time is almost here in the U.S. and that means it’s time to review your bookkeeping records and reports.  For some of us, it may actually mean several days of grueling data entry.  Either way, once the data is entered, you need to carefully review your reports for accuracy. For most of us here …

2 methods for tracking use tax in your handmade business

Use tax tracking tips for your handmade business

Two use tax tracking tips for your handmade business – one using QuickBooks and the other using spreadsheets. Last week we talked about the difference between Sales & Use tax and how it’s your responsibility to keep track of the amount of Use tax that you owe the tax department when you file your Sales & Use …