IRS says improperly forgiven PPP loans are taxable

The Internal Revenue Service recently issued guidance addressing improper forgiveness of a Paycheck Protection Program loan (PPP loan), which states that improperly forgiven Paycheck Protection Program loans are taxable, as federal investigators uncover billions of dollars in fraud tied to pandemic relief programs. The PPP loan program was originally established by the CARES Act in […]

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Penalty Relief for Taxpayers Filing 2019, 2020 Returns

The IRS is providing penalty relief to certain taxpayers who filed their 2019 and/or 2020 tax returns late. The penalty relief also extends to certain domestic and international information return filers. Under  Notice 2022-36 released by the IRS, the Internal Revenue Service is providing penalty relief to most individual and business taxpayers who filed their […]

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IRS Statement on balance due notices

The IRS is aware that some payments made for 2021 tax returns have not been correctly applied to joint taxpayer accounts, and these taxpayers are receiving erroneous balance due notices (CP-14 notices) or notices showing the incorrect amount. Who is affected: Generally, these are payments made by the spouse (second taxpayer listed) on a married filing […]

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IRS Raises Standard Mileage Rate for Final Half of 2022

The optional business standard mileage rate is used to compute the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business use in lieu of tracking actual costs. This rate is also used as a benchmark by the federal government and many businesses to reimburse their employees for mileage. Beyond the individual tax deduction, employers often use the […]

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2022 Sales Tax Holidays and Exemption Periods

On Friday, Governor Ron DeSantis signed House Bill 7071 which provides more than $1.2 billion of tax relief for Floridians. The bill provides for ten sales tax holidays for a variety of items commonly purchased by Florida families, including fuel, diapers, disaster supplies and, tools. A one-pager on the bill can be found here. The […]

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HSA Amounts Increase Considerably for 2023

The IRS announced the updated amounts Friday in Rev. Proc. 2022-24, as it does each year under Sec. 223(g). The revenue procedure also includes the revised maximum amount that may be made newly available for excepted-benefit health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) under Regs. Sec. 54.9831-1(c)(3)(viii). The increases are in response to our country’s recent spike in inflation, […]

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80/20 Rule for Tipped Employees

On Oct. 29, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor published a final rule reviving and modifying the 80/20 rule for tipped employees. Note that the 80/20 rule governs the basis on which tipped employees must be paid under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Under the DOL’s final rule, hospitality employers who want to pay […]

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IRS Delays Continue

A processing backlog at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) continues to leave countless taxpayers in the dark about the state of their returns. As of March 4, 2022, the IRS had 7.2 million unprocessed individual returns. This includes 4.2 million unprocessed individual returns, which include tax year 2021 and prior returns with errors and those […]

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