Employee or Contractor?

If you hire someone for a long-term, full-time project or a series of projects that are likely to last for an extended period, you must pay special attention to the difference between independent contractors and employees. WHY IT MATTERS The Internal Revenue Service and state regulators scrutinize the distinction between employees and independent contractors [...]

Employee or Contractor?2021-11-11T13:30:26+00:00

Tax-Free Employee Reimbursements for Covid-19 Costs

Here is a tax-planning opportunity for employers: offer your employees a reimbursement of Covid-related costs. The reimbursement will be fully deductible by you and tax-free to the employee. IRC Section 139 allows employers to  reimburse employees for necessary personal, family, living or funeral expenses incurred as a result of a qualified disaster.  Why is [...]

Tax-Free Employee Reimbursements for Covid-19 Costs2021-10-04T15:48:43+00:00

Continued IRS Refund Delays

Update 8/20/21: In addition to the refund processing delays described below, the IRS is also experiencing delays in processing payments that has led to clients receiving erroneous balance due statements. It seems that IRS is quickly cashing payment checks, but it can take several weeks before IRS credits the payment to the taxpayer's account. [...]

Continued IRS Refund Delays2021-08-20T12:07:15+00:00

Child Tax Credit Expansion Begins July 15

Congress expanded the child tax credit earlier this year, and the IRS will on July 15 make its first batch of monthly payments to about 39 million families with children. Tens of millions of households will receive up to $250 a month per child between age 6 and 17 and up to $300 per [...]

Child Tax Credit Expansion Begins July 152021-05-19T17:05:06+00:00

File Your Tax Returns on Time – Even If You Can’t Pay

Generally, taxpayers should file their tax returns by the deadline even if they cannot pay the full amount due, but if you can't, there are several options. Let's take a look at a few scenarios: 1. An individual taxpayer owes taxes, but can't pay in full by the deadline. If this is the case, file [...]

File Your Tax Returns on Time – Even If You Can’t Pay2021-05-05T17:12:58+00:00

Not All Tax Due Dates Are Extended to May 17

You may have read that the IRS this year has extended the traditional April 15 individual tax deadline to May 17. This extension applies to both the filing due date and the due date to pay any taxes due with the return. However, the IRS has NOT extended the due date for making first [...]

Not All Tax Due Dates Are Extended to May 172021-03-19T18:57:00+00:00

Summary of the COVID-Related Tax Relief Act of 2020

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, H.R. 133 included funding for the government, extensions for expiring tax extenders, tax relief under the COVID-related Tax Relief Act of 2020, and many more items. Passed by both the House and Senate, it was signed into law by President Trump on December 27, 2020. Here are a few [...]

Summary of the COVID-Related Tax Relief Act of 20202021-01-18T15:36:52+00:00
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