Bapple and Bapple, Inc. is a Certified Public Accounting Firm located in Crown Point, Indiana. Our firm has been helping clients with their accounting needs and concerns since 1985.
Our office of trained professionals work hard to meet and exceed our clients' expectations.
Hello to all of our business clients,
The first wave of tax season, the preparing and filing of W-2 and 1099 forms, has come to a close. As you know W-2s are issued to employees and 1099s are issued to independent contractors. While everyone is aware that tax information Forms W-4, WH-4, and I-9 are required to be provided by employees, not everyone is aware that Form W-9 should be filled out by all independent contractors that perform a service for you and by anyone to whom you pay rent.
Examples of independent contractors include consultants, construction contractors, cleaning services, lawn maintenance companies, and attorneys.
Click on the resource tab to find a pdf of a blank W-9 form that you can copy and give to any independent contractor to fill out. Ideally the W-9 should be filled out by these individuals before the job begins or at least before you issue them a check for their services. Obtaining the information up front will make it much easier on you when 1099s are due to be issued. As some of you have experienced this past month, it’s not always easy to contact someone months after they have performed a service and get them to fill out and return the form.
Please call the office if you have any questions about 1099s or the W-9 form.
We would like to let you know that we are trying to limit our clients and staff from potential exposure to the current COVID-19 virus. In doing so we are trying to perform as many tasks electronically with our clients as possible. We have a secure online File share system that we will gladly set up for your convenience. Please let us know if you would like us to set this up for you. We do understand that not everything can be done electronically and are asking our clients to place their items in the mailbox located next to our door. We are checking the mail box daily.
We appreciate your understanding during this trying time.
SCAMS, FRAUD, & TROUBLE FOR ALL
Please be aware that there have been numerous viruses disguised as QuickBooks updates, notifications, etc. If in doubt, go to the following site, https://security.intuit.com/security-alerts.php which give you a list of fraudulent emails from using QuickBooks and Intuit products. The Bapple and Bapple staff wanted to alert you to these scams. As always, please call us with any questions you may have.
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