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New Reporting Requirements for Credit and Debit Card Payments

The Housing Assistance Tax Act of 2008 enacted Internal Revenue Code section 6050W requiring organizations (banks, credit card companies, others) who settle credit/debit card transactions to report on a new 1099-K form the amounts settled with “payees”. This new rule is effective January 1, 2011. As an example, if your business collects and deposits credit card payments from customers totaling $30,000 during 2011 your credit card company is required to issue you a 1099-K reporting the amount they “settled” with you, or $30,000.

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Non Tax Related Points of Interest

Happy holidays and (almost) New Year. If your holiday break is anything like mine you don’t mind getting back to the office. Don’t misinterpret the meaning of that comment however as I said “don’t mind”. This is different than “can’t wait” or “look forward to”. Hopefully everyone looks forward to the holidays like I do. Festivities, family, friends, food and drink (I don’t know a word for drink starting with “F”).

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Welcome clients, friends, and other curious people who happen upon this page wondering what in the world can a CPA firm put in a blog! I'm not sure there is a clear answer to that question yet but time will tell! We started down this path of developing a website initially to "keep up with the Jones'". It has gotten to be pretty common to find CPA firms of all sizes with websites.

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