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The IRS extends the Tax Day deadline.¬†Individual taxpayers get extra time to file their 2020 tax returns and pay their taxes because of the pandemic. The IRS announced that the federal income tax filing and payment due date has been… Read more »

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Self-Employed May Be Eligible for COVID-Related Tax Breaks for 2020

If you’re self-employed¬†as a sole proprietor, partner or limited liability company (LLC) member, COVID-relief legislation passed in 2020 included tax breaks that may affect your 2020 personal federal income tax return. In some cases, the tax savings may be significant…. Read more »

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COVID-19 Relief: Overview of the New American Rescue Plan Act

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was signed into law on March 11, 2021. The new law will provide roughly $1.9 trillion in much-needed financial relief to individuals, businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and state and local governments during the pandemic. Here are… Read more »

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Federal Tax News

It’s full speed ahead for tax season now that the IRS is accepting returns. Here are some quick tips to help speed the process and avoid common errors that could delay a refund, if you’re due one. Bring all required Social… Read more »

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Bad Debts: What Losses Can You Deduct and When?

Attempts to claim write-offs for bad debt losses have fueled controversies with the IRS for many years. Unfortunately, bad debt losses are increasingly common during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s an overview of the federal income tax treatment of these losses. The… Read more »

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Federal Tax News

PPP loans are expanded and extended. Under the new Consolidated Appropriations Act, eligible small businesses can take out first or “second draw” Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. This provision targets smaller and harder-hit businesses with 300 or fewer employees that have… Read more »

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Appropriations Law Adds Some Business Tax Breaks and Extends Others

President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) into law on December 27, 2020. The legislation adds a few new tax breaks for businesses and extends a bevy of other business breaks that were set to expire at the end of… Read more »

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New Law Includes Favorable Changes for Individuals

The massive COVID-19 relief bill signed by President Trump on December 27, 2020, contains a variety of tax breaks and authorizes direct payments to eligible individuals (see right-hand box). The law is titled the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA) but… Read more »

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Federal Tax News

Court case looks at where an individual’s tax home was located. Taxpayers who live and work outside the U.S. may be able to exclude foreign-earned income. Generally, to qualify, a taxpayer must have a tax home (his or her regular place… Read more »

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