Form 1099-K frequently asked questions (FAQs) revised

The Internal Revenue Service recently revised its frequently asked questions (FAQs) with almost 50 new or updated ones regarding Forms 1099-K, Payment Card and Third Party Network Transactions, published in fact sheet FS-2024-03. These updates supersede the FAQs published in a March 2023 fact sheet. The revised FAQs include substantial changes for both individual taxpayers and companies […]

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Summertime Tax Scams Surging. IRS Urges Extra Caution.

Another day, another scam to be on the lookout for. The IRS recently issued warning notice IR-2023-131 that addresses what to do if any tax-related correspondence is received promising tax refunds or to “fix” tax problems, to be extremely wary and don’t open them. The IRS will never initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text […]

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Key Provisions in SECURE 2.0

In late December while most practitioners and their clients were busy with other things, Congress was passing a giant omnibus budget bill. Buried within it was the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement 2.0 Act of 2022 (SECURE 2.0), which contains many retirement (and some other) changes that practitioners and their clients need to […]

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IRS Clarifies Federal Taxes and State Payments

The IRS has recently announced that “in the interest of sound tax administration and other factors,” taxpayers in many states will not need to report various payments on their 2022 tax returns. In short, the IRS has determined it will not challenge the taxability of payments related to general welfare and disaster relief. So what […]

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New Law Ushers in Major Retirement Changes

There’s been buzz about new retirement plan provisions for weeks, and now they’re final, bringing about changes to various federal rules and adding flexibility for current and future retirees. The Secure 2.0 Act of 2022, part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023, includes the following modifications, some of which are immediate, and others that […]

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9 Considerations for Claiming PPP Loan Forgiveness and the ERC Tax Credit

Business owners need to make choices on their 2021 taxes regarding the Paycheck Protection Program and the Employee Retention Credit. Both were enacted to help businesses stay in operation during the lockdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The PPP provided forgivable loans to businesses, and the ERC was intended to prevent layoffs. When these programs […]

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Tax Reminders

Tax Filing Deadline Date Changed for 2022   In 2022, it will be a federal holiday changing the traditional tax filing deadline, not the COVID-19 pandemic. Emancipation Day falls on Saturday, April 16th, but the holiday is observed in Washington D.C. on Friday, April 15th.  Because April 15th is a federal holiday, the tax filing deadline […]

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IRS Presents Filing Tips for 2022

The IRS is encouraging taxpayers to make sure they’re well-informed about their tax situation as the filing deadline approaches. The key topics include special steps related to charitable contributions, economic impact payments and advance child tax credit payments. Here are some key items for taxpayers to know before they file next year. Changes to the […]

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EEOC Provides Updated Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccine Policies

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has updated its guidance on workplace COVID-19 vaccine policies. The agency’s original guidance, issued in December 2020, addressed COVID-19 vaccine mandates, discussing COVID-19 diagnosis or vaccination status with employees, and handling reasonable accommodation requests from employees. The EEOC’s updated guidance clarifies whether employers can mandate COVID-19 vaccinations and offer incentives […]

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