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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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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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Tax Year 2019 Payment Options

By |2020-07-09T15:56:47-04:00July 9th, 2020|Employees, Employees & Independent Contractors, Individual Income Tax, State Taxes, Tax Payments|

Source: Issue Number:    FS-2020-10   IRS payment options Taxpayers have a variety of options to consider when paying federal taxes. This year, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the filing deadline and tax payment due date was postponed from April 15 to July 15, 2020. A list of forms due July [...]

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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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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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Financial Resources for Everyone during Coronavirus Pandemic

By |2020-03-31T08:01:07-04:00March 26th, 2020|Coronavirus, Corporate Income Tax, Employees, Employees & Independent Contractors, Employers, Individual Income Tax, Payroll, Penalties and Interest, Retirement, Tax Payments|

At AFSG, we know that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has not spared anyone. Individuals, families, small businesses, gig-workers, sole-proprietors, employers... Everyone has been impacted by this pandemic. Finding the most current information has been tough. We will try to keep this webpage as up to date as possible with FACTS, [...]

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Are you paying in enough taxes for 2019?

By |2019-06-10T12:25:02-04:00June 10th, 2019|Employees, Employees & Independent Contractors, Individual Income Tax, Tax Payments|

Source: IRS.gov All taxpayers should check their withholding ASAP All taxpayers should check their withholding – also known as doing a Paycheck Checkup – as soon as possible. They should do a checkup even if they did one last year. By checking their withholding, taxpayers can make sure enough is [...]

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Are you withholding the correct amount on your W-2 for 2018?

By |2018-04-13T12:11:20-04:00April 13th, 2018|Employees, Employees & Independent Contractors, Employers, Individual Income Tax, Payroll, Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, Tax Payments|

source: IRS.govNewly-revised estimated tax form and publication can help people pay the right amount IR-2018-93, April 13, 2018 WASHINGTON – With tax reform bringing major changes for the year ahead, the Internal Revenue Service today reminded the many self-employed individuals, retirees, investors and others who need to pay their taxes [...]

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