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Halting Outgoing Mail

2020 – 08/31 The IRS has temporarily halted certain outgoing mail. Due to a backlog of unopened mail created by the COVID-19 lockdown, payments from taxpayers that have a balance due may not have been posted to their accounts. As a result, the IRS will suspend automatic mailing of follow-up notices that remind taxpayers to…

5 key points about bonus depreciation

2020 – 08/31 Under current law, 100% bonus depreciation will be phased out in steps for property placed in service in calendar years 2023 through 2027. Thus, an 80% rate will apply to property placed in service in 2023, 60% in 2024, 40% in 2025, and 20% in 2026, and a 0% rate will apply…

PPP Loan Forgiveness

2020 – 08/27 by Lori Eads, CPA We know many of you who received Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) are anxious to apply for forgiveness! However, as we learned during the application process, it can be helpful to be patient and wait for final guidance before…

Ordinary Business Expense Deduction

2020 – 08/27 by Lori Eads, CPA When the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was adopted as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES), Congress made clear that any loan forgiveness under the program would be excluded from the borrower’s taxable income as long as the proceeds were used for amounts equal…

Helping employees understand their health care accounts

2020 – 08/26 Many businesses now offer, as part of their health care benefits, various types of accounts that reimburse employees for medical expenses on a tax-advantaged basis. These include health Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRAs) and Health Savings Account (HSAs, which are usually offered in conjunction with a high-deductible health plan)….

August 31st Deadline Approaching

2020 – 08/25 The deadline to return distributions to certain retirement accounts is coming up. IRA owners, beneficiaries or workplace retirement plan participants who received a required minimum distribution (RMD) this year have until Aug. 31 to roll over or repay the distributions to avoid paying taxes. The CARES Act waived RMDs during 2020 for…

Payroll Associations Express Concerns

2020 – 08/25 In a letter to the U.S. Treasury and the IRS, two payroll associations weigh in on the payroll tax deferral. The groups expressed concern that employers don’t have enough time to implement it. On Aug. 8, President Trump issued an executive memorandum to defer the employee’s portion of Social Security tax from…

CARES Act made changes to excess business losses

2020 – 08/24 The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act made changes to excess business losses. This includes some changes that are retroactive and there may be opportunities for some businesses to file amended tax returns. If you hold an interest in a business, or may do so in the future, here is…

Bad Checks and the IRS

2020 – 08/24 Due to delays in processing, the IRS is providing relief from bad check penalties for dishonored checks it received between March 1, 2020, and July 15, 2020. The IRS says that if a taxpayer mailed a check (either with or without a tax return), it may still be unopened in the backlog…

Last Day to File

2020 – 08/21 Did you ask for an extension for your 2019 tax return this year? If so, keep in mind that Oct. 15, 2020 is the last day to file for most people who requested an extension. You can file your return any time before that date if you have all your required tax…

Take a fresh look at your company’s brand

2020 – 08/19 A strong, discernible brand is important for every business. Even a company that never undertakes a formal branding effort will, over time, establish a brand through its communications with customers and interactions with the public. For this reason, it’s a good idea to regularly take a fresh look at your brand and…

Payroll Tax Holiday

2020 – 08/19 September starts in two weeks and there’s still no guidance from U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on how to implement the payroll tax holiday announced on Aug. 8. In an executive memorandum, President Trump directed that Social Security taxes be deferred from some employees’ paychecks from Sept. 1 through Dec. 31, 2020….

Economic Impact Payments

2020 – 08/17 The IRS has reopened the registration period for those who didn’t receive $500-per-child Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) earlier this year. Certain federal benefit recipients are urged to use the IRS’s “Non-Filers tool” from 8/15/20 through 9/30/20 to enter information on their qualifying children to receive the catch-up supplemental payments. Parents eligible to…

IRS Resumes Enforcement Activities

2020 – 08/14 The IRS is partially resuming its enforcement activities. In March, the tax agency’s Small Business/Self-Employed (SB/SE) Division announced that it was suspending some enforcement activities due to the COVID-19 crisis. In cases where a taxpayer may have been affected by a disaster, the IRS could use “soft contact” procedures to contact the…

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