4/19/17

SLP Independent Contract Payment Cycle

Based upon contract terms and years of long-standing practice, SLP Independent Contractors should anticipate payment receipt by mid-month or shortly thereafter.  Funds are always delivered no later than month end of the calendar month following the calendar month of services correctly posted without issue.  And although there is no guaranteed 15th of the month payment date, we always do our best to expedite the process.

4/9/17

SLP 1099-MISC Form Information

Why must SLP issue 1099 forms? 

By January 31st of each calendar year, the IRS requires that SLP provide a 1099 Miscellaneous Income Tax form (1099-MISC) to each independent contractor who receives payments totaling $600 or more during the preceding calendar year. 

How will SLP be issuing 1099 forms to its contractors?

For 2016 SLP has again utilized the IRS-approved provider, Track1099, https://track1099.com/, to efficiently/securely handle this electronic process.  Doing so ensures that forms are received more promptly and issues related to the mailing of paper documents is avoided.  The Track1099 service sends an email message to each valid SLP 1099-MISC recipient containing a secure link to their 2016 1099-MISC information and the ability to download that file to their computer as a viewable and printable form (Adobe .pdf document).  

When will SLP be sending 1099 forms? 

Mid-January 2017 the Track1099 service sent an email message to each valid SLP 1099-MISC recipient containing a secure link to their 2016 1099-MISC information.  In early February 2017 the Track1099 service then generated a follow-up email (same message as above) to those who have not yet retrieved their electronic 1099-MISC form. 

What if I’ve never received my 1099 form email?

If you’ve not yet received either of the above notifications and feel you are due a 1099-MISC from SLP (i.e., you have 2016 payments totaling $600 or more), please contact us at AP@SignLanguageProfessionals.com.  Doing so will ensure we have your proper contact information and allow your 1099-MISC email to be re-generated.


9/8/16

As SLP utilizes Wells Fargo for its payment processing services we thought it important to share the recent Wells Fargo Media Statement concerning their services commitment.


09/01/16 8:30am-3:30pm

VDOE Regions 1, 3 & 8 Educational Interpreter Grant in conjunction with Richmond City Schools

Present:  2016-2017 Back to School Training

Topic:   “What Did I Just Sign???? Analyzing Your Own ASL Product”

Sabrina Smith, Ph.D. CI/CT, NIC: Master, Ed: K-12

Date:  September 1, 2016

Time: 8:30 am-3:30 pm

0.6 RID CEUs Sponsored by VRID (Pending)

Location: Huguenot High School, Community Center #26

Address: 7945 Forest Hill Ave. Richmond, VA 23225

Directions:  Arriving at Huguenot HS you will see a Falcon emblem; at the right side of the building turn on Coleman Road. You can park in the lots at the first or third driveway.  The community center #26 is next to the lot at the third driveway. 

Workshop Description: This workshop deals with understanding your own ASL product and how to identify areas that need improvement. The workshop will allow interpreters to understand expressive interpreting with a focus on affect and accuracy in the interpretation process. The goal is to increase the participant’s expressive skills by allowing them to understand what to look for when analyzing their products. It will also help participants to understand the meaning behind some of the terminology used when raters send diagnostic feedback on interpreting tests.

Presenter Bio: Sabrina Smith started interpreting after receiving certificates of completion from an ITP at Thomas Nelson Community College as well as an ITP from the WEIT program at Danville Community College. She holds an AAS in American Sign Language Interpreting; a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a Master’s of Science in Counseling Studies and a PhD in Counseling Studies. She is Nationally certified through RID: CI and CT, as well as NIC Master and Ed:K-12, she has been an educational interpreter for 14 years in elementary, middle and high school settings. She works as a video relay interpreter, freelance interpreter, mentor, and as a performing arts interpreter for Broadway shows in her area. She has presented workshops of various natures in VA, local school districts, and abroad while in Peru helping to empower the Deaf community to seek interpreters for their children in mainstreamed schools.

This workshop is presented at no cost to K-12 interpreters.  To register, please contact Sandra Blue, sandrablue2@gmail.com.

VRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 0.6 CEUs at the Little/None Content Knowledge Level.

If you require a reasonable accommodation for this event, please contact Sandra Blue by August 20, 2016.


8/31/16 8am-3pm

VDOE Regions 1, 3 & 8 Educational Interpreter Grant in conjunction with Spotsylvania County Public Schools

Present “Back to School” with Dr. Miako Rankin, PhD, RID CI/CT

Date:  August 31, 2016

Time: 8:00am -3:00 pm

Location: Spotsylvania County School Board

Address:  8020 River Stone Drive, Fredericksburg, VA

Workshop Description:  TBA

Presenter Bio:  Miako Rankin, has been interpreting professionally for 12 years, working primarily as an independent contractor and specializing in advanced educational, performing arts, government, religious, and business settings. She received her interpreter training from Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs, where she also worked as a residential coordinator at the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind. Miako moved to the DC area in 2002 to attend graduate school at Gallaudet, where she now works as an assistant professor in the Department of Linguistics, teaching undergraduate and graduate level linguistics and interpretation courses.

This workshop is presented at no cost to K-12 interpreters.  To register, please contact Sandra Blue, sandrablue2@gmail.com.  VRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 0.6 CEUs at the Little/None Content Knowledge Level. To request a reasonable accommodation, please contact Sandra Blue before August 20, 2016.


4/15/16

SLP is providing interpreting services on April 21, 2016 (2-4:30 PM) for the VCU "Silent" Ice Cream Social sponsored by the VCU Disability Support Services department.  In addition, SLP is introducing concepts about Deaf Culture and beginner ASL, as well as demonstrating real-time captioning.  See below for more info!

 

3/28/16

SLP is happy to announce the addition of a new direct deposit service provider, Wells Fargo.  We strongly urge all contractors even if enrolled with SLP's previous provider (Intuit Payment Network, no longer available after May 31, 2016) to use this service for faster and more secure payment.  Please note that the new Wells Fargo direct deposit service may only used for deposits to Personal/Individual accounts (not Business/Corporate accounts).

If you would like to sign up for this service, please complete the following information on the SLP Direct Deposit Enrollment Form:

  • Name on your account
  • Bank Account Number (including Bank Routing Number)
  • Personal Account Type (checking, savings, etc.)
  • Routing Number

Then print/sign and scan/email (AP@SignLanguageProfessionals.com) or fax (800/660-8018) the form along with a voided check or deposit slip.  That’s all that is required; it takes about 3 business days to verify your information, and then you are ready to receive payments! 

Remember, we cannot guarantee payments sent through the US Mail.  Lost, misdirected and delayed checks take 90 days to research and resend.

We encourage you to sign up today!


03/12/16

SLP is providing interpreting services on April 30, 2016 (2PM Matinee) for Disney's "The Lion King" - April 19 - May 8.  Call (804) 592-3384 For Tickets!


2/19/16

SLP 1099-MISC Form Information

Why must SLP issue 1099 forms? 

By January 31st of each calendar year, the IRS requires that SLP provide a 1099 Miscellaneous Income Tax form (1099-MISC) to each independent contractor who receives payments totaling $600 or more during the preceding calendar year. 

How will SLP be issuing 1099 forms to its contractors?

For 2015 SLP has again utilized the IRS-approved provider, Track1099, https://track1099.com/, to efficiently/securely handle this electronic process.  Doing so ensures that forms are received more promptly and issues related to the mailing of paper documents is avoided.  The Track1099 service sends an email message to each valid SLP 1099-MISC recipient containing a secure link to their 2015 1099-MISC information and the ability to download that file to their computer as a viewable and printable form (Adobe .pdf document).  

When will SLP be sending 1099 forms? 

On January 16, 2016 the Track1099 service sent an email message to each valid SLP 1099-MISC recipient containing a secure link to their 2015 1099-MISC information.  On February 3, 2016 the Track1099 service then generated a follow-up email (same message as above) to those who have not yet retrieved their electronic 1099-MISC form. 

What if I’ve never received my 1099 form email?

If you’ve not yet received either of the above notifications and feel you are due a 1099-MISC from SLP (i.e., you have 2015 payments totaling $600 or more), please contact us at AP@SignLanguageProfessionals.com.  Doing so will ensure we have your proper contact information and allow your 1099-MISC email to be re-generated.


1/6/16

Sarah Wheeler is conducting a workshop for Interpreters involved with the education system on January 9th. Find out what your role is in the classroom. You can see her in person in Roanoke or via stream at one of the other workshop locations including Reynolds Community College and Tidewater Community College. Register at vrid.org/event-2104494.