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Tax Filing Opens February 12th 2021

By |2021-01-27T16:50:47-05:00January 27th, 2021|Charitable Contributions, Coronavirus, Earned Income Tax Credit, Employees & Independent Contractors, Individual Income Tax|

The IRS announced they will begin accepting electronically filed tax returns on February 12th 2021. Here are some important reminders before you file. Source: IRS.gov Issue Number:    IR-2021-23 Important reminders before filing 2020 tax returns WASHINGTON — Following an unpredictable year with many changes and challenges, the Internal Revenue Service today [...]

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Key Tax Law Changes for Tax Year 2020

By |2021-01-17T09:53:36-05:00January 1st, 2021|Coronavirus, Corporate Income Tax, Employees & Independent Contractors, Employers, Individual Income Tax, News Articles, Retirement|

COVID-Related Tax Relief Acts On December 23, 2020, Congress passed the $900 Billion COVID-Related Tax Relief Act of 2020 (“COVIDTRA” or “the Act”) as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, on December 21, 2020. COVIDTRA extends and modifies several provisions first enacted in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security [...]

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Unemployment compensation is taxable; have tax withheld now and avoid a tax-time surprise

By |2020-08-25T14:40:18-04:00August 25th, 2020|Coronavirus, Employees, Employees & Independent Contractors, Individual Income Tax, Penalties and Interest, Tax Payments|

IRS.gov IR-2020-185, August 18, 2020 WASHINGTON — With millions of Americans now receiving taxable unemployment compensation, many of them for the first time, the Internal Revenue Service today reminded people receiving unemployment compensation that they can have tax withheld from their benefits now to help avoid owing taxes on this income [...]

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Did You Receive $500 per Child Stimulus Payment?

By |2020-08-14T14:27:29-04:00August 14th, 2020|Coronavirus, Individual Income Tax, Parents and Children|

Issue Number:    IR-2020-180                                                                          IRS.gov IRS takes new steps to ensure people with children receive $500 [...]

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Working from Home? Here’s what you should know about the home office deduction

By |2020-08-06T15:26:30-04:00August 6th, 2020|Business Start-Ups and Closures, Coronavirus, Corporate Income Tax, Employees & Independent Contractors, Home Owners|

Source: Tax Tip 2020-98: Here’s what taxpayers need to know about the home office deduction www.irs.gov Here’s what taxpayers need to know about the home office deduction The home office deduction allows qualifying taxpayers to deduct certain home expenses on their tax return. With more people working from home [...]

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New PPP Forgiveness App Released Today

By |2020-06-17T15:35:01-04:00June 17th, 2020|Coronavirus, Employees & Independent Contractors, Employers, News Articles|

The PPP Forgiveness Application With the latest changes to the program rules was released today. There is an EZ version and a standard version. Both are half of the length of the original application. Here is an article outlining some of the details. Explanations regarding forgiveness dates and some gray [...]

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Coronavirus Employer Tax Credits Flow Chart

By |2020-06-07T13:10:24-04:00June 7th, 2020|Coronavirus, Employees, Employees & Independent Contractors, Employers, Forms, Payroll|

The IRS created a flow chart to help employers navigate the new tax credits due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each situation with each of your employees may be unique. Always consult a tax advisor before filing with the IRS. Book a phone consultation with our staff today.

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PPP Final Rules on Loan Forgiveness – HR 7010, Passed

By |2020-06-04T09:52:14-04:00June 4th, 2020|Coronavirus, Employers, News Articles|

Every day it seems we are faced with changing rules from the SBA, US Treasury, Congress, etc., leaving small business owners (and thier accountants) to interpret these new laws. The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) "forgivable" loan has been an amazing program for many businesses facing a downturn in these troubling [...]

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Expenses Paid with Forgiven Paycheck Protection Program Loans are Not Deductible – For Now

By |2020-05-06T13:24:34-04:00May 2nd, 2020|Coronavirus, News Articles|

Original Article: https://www.barnesdennig.com/2020/05/forgiven-ppp-expense-proceeds-not-deductible/ According to new guidance issued by the IRS, (Notice 2020-32) expenses paid for with debt that is forgiven will not be tax-deductible. That means that if you received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan and spent the money on qualifying expenses, and the entire amount of the [...]

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Big Changes to $10,000 SBA Grant & PPP

By |2020-04-12T17:39:15-04:00April 12th, 2020|Coronavirus, Employees & Independent Contractors|

Although not officially announced, sources are reporting that the SBA's current $10,000 Advance program for sole proprietors and small businesses isn't what it seems. The $10,000 grant falls under the Economic Injuty Disaster Loan program. Originaly advertised as a no questions asked advance of $10,000 that doesn't have to be [...]

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