Jason Dinesen is the President of Dinesen Tax & Accounting, P.C., a public accounting firm in Indianola, Iowa. His practice focuses on tax and accounting services for small businesses and individuals. Dinesen has extensive experience working with a third-party administrator of retirement plans and is a prior presenter of multiple 1099 seminars. Dinesen majored in corporate communications with a minor in management from Simpson College. He started his practice in 2009.
This webinar starts with a discussion of Form W-4. This form seems simple, but that’s a deceptive simpleness — it can get quite complex. We discuss the form from both the employee and employer sides. Then we move on to other payroll topics, including the latest version of Form 941, W-2 updates, the employee retention credit, 1099 changes, and any other topics that are “breaking” as of the date of the webina..
This webinar will cover the basics of Form 1099-MISC and will help a business stay in compliance with the law. We will discuss what payments are reportable, who needs to be sent a 1099-MISC, and how to send a 1099-MISC. We will discuss penalties and how to get out of penalties, and how to tell the difference between a contractor (who gets a Form 1099-MISC) and an employee (who gets a Form W-2). We will also..
Form 1099-MISC compliance is a surprisingly complicated compliance requirement for businesses and accountants. The requirements are always changing, and answers are seldom clear-cut. This course will de-mystify some of the tricky areas relating to Form 1099-MISC, such as when 1099 should be issued and whether a worker is a contractor or an employee. The main focus of this presentation is on “box 7” (indepen..
This webinar will cover all aspects of employee vs. contractor, including how to tell the difference, and what to do in an IRS audit. We will discuss the IRS’s 3-factor test for determining if someone is a contractor or an employee, and the older 20-factor “common law” test that IRS auditors can still reference. We will cover the Form SS-8, where a worker can file a Form SS-8 with the IRS to determine if th..
The IRS has introduced a new “old” form for 2020 — the Form 1099-NEC. This form was used years ago to report contract labor, but was retired after the 1982 tax season. It is now being brought back for 2020 and is where contract labor payments will now go. No longer will those payments be reported in box 7 of the 1099-MISC. This webinar will cover: who needs to file a 1099-MISC or 1099-NEC; what payments are..
At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to explain the difference between a contractor and an employee, and why it is important to know the difference. We will discuss what happens if the IRS re-classifies a contractor as an employee, and the possible relief available (called “Section 530” relief). We will also discuss the new Form 1099-NEC for reporting contract-labor pay. We will cover..
The IRS has released a new version of the Form W-4 for determining employee tax withholdings. This new form is required for use by any new hire after January 1, 2020, and for any current employee with an old W-4 on file but who wants to update their withholding in 2020 or beyond. Unless existing employees want to change their withholding, they can continue to keep their old-version Form W-4 on file. This me..