Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: I started a business as a partnership but never really took off. Do I still need to file an IRS return?
A: If you filed for a a partnership but never started a business, you need to file a tax return anyway and just fill out the gross business income as zero. Otherwise the IRS will charge you with a penalty for non filing the return.
Q: What if the independent contractor is an LLC or corporation, do I still need to send them a 1099 form?
A: To be safe, yes, send everyone that does any work for you for more than $600 a 1099 form.
Q: I hired someone for business consultation last year and it turned out my business was her only client. Do I treat her as an employee or as an independent contractor?
All businesses must file an income tax return each year
Q: What is an EIN?
A: An EIN is an IRS employer as well as business tax ID number.