Article Highlights: Stimulus Payments to Deceased Individuals Stop Payments Being Made on Checks Already Issued IRS Authority to Deny Stimulus Payments to Deceased Individuals History of Stimulus Payments IRS Q&A Dealing with Deceased Individuals and the Return of the Payments According to the recently updated IRS FAQ page, the Treasury Dept. has cancelled outstanding Economic…

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Article Highlights: Donating unused vacation time, sick leave and personal time Employer’s Function Great Donation Opportunity On March 13, 2020 the President issued an emergency disaster declaration under the Stafford Act as a result of the coronavirus disease pandemic. The disaster area covers all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. Territories. As…

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Article Highlights: Away-from-home travel Lodging and meals Entertaining for charity Automobile travel Uniforms Substantiation requirements If you volunteered your time for a charity or governmental entity during the COVID-19 pandemic, you probably qualify for some tax breaks. These rules actually apply to all charity volunteers not just COVID-19 volunteers. Although no tax deduction is allowed…

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The global COVID-19 pandemic has presented significant challenges for American citizens from both the health and financial perspectives. Many individuals are looking for ways to reduce the financial impact of layoffs or furloughs they have experienced as a result of the shutdown in the economy. In an effort to relieve some of this burden, the Internal…

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Article Highlights: Notice 1444 You May Qualify for Additional Credit on the 2020 Return Tax Records The IRS is mailing all recipients of Economic Impact Payments a Notice 1444 that provides information about the amount of their payment, how the payment was made and how to report any payment that wasn’t received. If you’ve already…

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June 2020 Individual Due Dates June 1 – Final Due Date for IRA Trustees to Issue Form 5498 Final due date for IRA trustees to issue Form 5498, providing IRA owners with the fair market value (FMV) of their IRA accounts as of December 31, 2019. The FMV of an IRA on the last day of…

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While it’s absolutely true that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has created significant challenges for small and large businesses alike, there are also some changes happening that can be viewed as less negative. Behaviors have changed during the Coronavirus outbreak, and some of these could end up being positive for small businesses in particular moving forward.…

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As Americans and global citizens, we are living in unprecedented times with the onset of coronavirus (COVID-19) around the world. As we work together to move through these difficult times together, the IRS has provided some tax relief provisions for affected taxpayers. Let’s take a look at what’s being offered. Extended Due Date to File…

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On April 30th, the IRS released guidance announcing that expenses related to Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) forgivable loans will not be tax-deductible. The PPP was originally created as part of the CARES Act, a $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief bill. The program provides low-interest loans to small businesses that will be forgivable as long as the…

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Article Highlights: Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Benefit Extensions Self-employed Coverage Taxability Withholding – Estimated Payments The CARES Act includes Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) provisions that extend and supplement state-provided unemployment insurance and are intended to lessen the financial burdens on individuals who have lost their jobs because of the COVID-19 emergency by allowing states to extend…

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