February 2021 Individual Due Dates February 1 – Tax Appointment If you don’t already have an appointment scheduled with this office, you should call to make an appointment that is convenient for you. February 1 – File 2020 Individual Return to Avoid Penalty for Not Making 4th Quarter Estimated Payment If you file your prior year’s…

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Congress passed, and President Trump signed, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. Included in its approximately 5,600 pages is a second draw of forgivable Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. The first round allowed loans to businesses with 500 or fewer employees and to certain businesses with multiple locations, for which each location could not have more…

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President Biden released his “American Rescue Plan” on January 14. It is a wish list of proposals he wants Congress to enact to address the COVID-19 pandemic and associated economic crisis. While some of the proposals are intended to be in effect for just one year, it isn’t too great a stretch of the imagination…

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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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The global coronavirus pandemic has changed every single facet of our world – from the way we work to how we live our day-to-day lives – and we have been forced to quickly adjust to a new normal. Unfortunately, there are those out there who seek to take advantage of this turbulent time. The Internal…

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Some Are Being Mistaken as Junk Mail and Thrown Out  Article Highlights: Junk Mail Stimulus Payment Debit Card If you are like most Americans, you receive tons of junk mail, which you tend to discard without ever reading. Well, if you haven’t already received your stimulus payment from the feds, maybe you shouldn’t be so…

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We are still waiting for the dust to settle on what President Trump’s executive orders mean for taxpayers and business owners. There is a lot of talk about legal challenges and how Congress may react. But here is a summary of what we know now. Temporary Payroll Tax Relief The President has directed the Treasury…

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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 economic uncertainty created in the outset of the Coronavirus pandemic was unprecedented, to say the least. This is a big part of the reason why, soon after the spread began, Congress took steps that were equally drastic – they passed the Paycheck Protection Program, otherwise known as the PPP, in an attempt to help…

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