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QuickBooks Online

Top Accounting Software

QuickBooks Online is undoubtedly a fully-featured accounting software program, but its 750+ integrations, strong mobile apps, and tax support make it a standout among its competitors.

Square Payments

Top Mobile Processor

A leader in the point of sale and credit card processing markets, Square is known for offering a free card reader and a $0 monthly fee option. But it also offers more robust options for businesses of any size, including retail and foodservice.

Ramp

Top Corporate Card

The Ramp corporate card centers around one mission: saving customers money. Besides its lack of fees, Ramp also includes software designed to help cut costs.

Clover POS

Top Point Of Sale

Clover POS is good for newer businesses that want an attractive, easy-to-use, all-in-one system with simple flat-rate processing. It offers sleek hardware as well as a free option for small businesses.

PaymentCloud

Top Credit Card Processing

PaymentCloud provides payment processing solutions for all business types and specialize in eCommerce and hard-to-place accounts. Their competitive pricing and professional service make them a top pick.

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Doing taxes for Venmo as a small business owner.

Venmo Taxes: When To Expect Form 1099-K

If you are required to file a tax return, you must report all income. Even if you didn’t receive a Form 1099-K in the past, you should have reported the taxable income you received through Venmo, PayPal, and other cash app transactions on your tax return. The new rules under the American Rescue Plan simply make sure that this income is reported. For tax year 2024, if you receive over $600 in income through these sources, you will receive a Form 1099-K and a duplicate form will also be sent to the IRS.