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Proposed Tax Credits for Chip Manufacturers Bipartisan support in Congress for a (limited) tax bill? It’s true! The pared-down CHIPS Act, which would provide tax credits for companies to invest in semiconductor manufacturing, has support from lawmakers in both parties…. Read more »

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Oops … Do You Need to Amend Your Tax Return?

The COVID pandemic prompted numerous temporary changes to the tax laws for 2020 and 2021. From Economic Impact Payments, penalty-free IRA distributions and the expanded child tax credit to Employee Retention Credits and credits for paid leave, taxpayers had ample areas… Read more »

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The Lowdown on Spousal IRAs

Have you recently left the job market to raise your kids, care for an elderly parent or pursue personal interests? Regardless of why you left and whether it’s temporary or long-term, you might still want to save for retirement while your… Read more »

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Federal Tax News for Individuals

More EVs Eligible for a Tax Break but Automakers Would Like to Expand It The IRS has added more electric vehicles (EVs) to its list of those eligible for a federal tax credit. The tax code provides a credit (of… Read more »

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Consider Taxes Before Selling a Highly Appreciated Vacation Home

Real estate markets are still surging in many parts of the country, especially in some popular travel destinations. If you’re thinking about selling a vacation home that’s increased dramatically in value, you might be rightly concerned about the tax hit. While… Read more »

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Good News: IRS Boosts Standard Mileage Rates for Second Half of 2022

The IRS recently announced it will be increasing the standard mileage rate for qualified business drivers for the second half of 2022. The adjustment reflects rising costs at the gas pumps this year. It’s accompanied by a hike in the standard… Read more »

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Federal Tax News for Individuals

If You Make Estimated Tax Payments, a Deadline Is Coming Up If you pay quarterly estimated taxes, circle this date on your calendar: June 15. That’s the payment due date for your second-quarter estimated taxes. Individuals, including sole proprietors, partners… Read more »

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9 Ways to Bask in Summer Tax Savings

Remember the excitement of the last day of the school year? Many adults have fond childhood memories of being off from school for the summer. But summer break isn’t just for kids. Here are nine potential summertime tax breaks for grown-ups… Read more »

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New ACFE Study: Knowledge Is Power in the Fight Against Fraud

Every two years, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) publishes a study detailing the costs, schemes, perpetrators and victims of occupational fraud. “Occupational Fraud 2022: A Report to the Nations” was recently released. It covers more than 2,100 cases of… Read more »

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Recent Tax Court Cases of Interest to Businesses

Court Determines that an Activity Was Engaged in for Profit Taxpayers who are in business to make a profit can generally deduct related expenses on their tax returns. If the IRS doubts a profit motive exists, it may deem an activity to… Read more »

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