Coronavirus and Taxes: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The COVID-19 outbreak is affecting every facet of our lives – including our taxes. Check here for all your FAQ to see how you may be impacted. Q: Has the government extended the filing deadline? A: Yes, the federal government has extended the April 15 filing deadline for 2019 tax returns to July 15, 2020.…

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A New Bankruptcy Reorganization Option for Small Businesses (5)

The rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus has begun to initiate an economic downturn and spurred a series of rapid responses on the part of the government. There have been so many proposals and versions floated regarding employee policies during the public health emergency that employers are understandably confused. Though there was an initial belief…

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A New Bankruptcy Reorganization Option for Small Businesses (3)

As part of the efforts to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, the elderly, especially those over the age of 80 who are most susceptible the dangers of the virus, have been asked to self-isolate themselves. At the same time, the public has been asked to assist family, friends and neighbors who can’t do their own their…

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A New Bankruptcy Reorganization Option for Small Businesses (4)

After already extending the due date for tax payments earlier this week to account for the COVID-19 emergency, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced in a Tweet on Friday that the deadline for filing tax returns is also being delayed from April 15 to July 15. “At @realDonaldTrump’s direction, we are moving Tax Day from April…

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March 2020 Individual Due Dates March 10 – Report Tips to Employer If you are an employee who works for tips and received more than $20 in tips during February, you are required to report them to your employer on IRS Form 4070 no later than March 10. Your employer is required to withhold FICA…

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Article Highlights: Hobby Losses Not-for-Profit Rules Determining Factors Trade or Business Presumption Hobby Tax Reporting Self-Employment Tax Generally, when individuals have a hobby, they have it because they enjoy it and are not involved in their hobby with the goal of making money. In fact, most hobbies never make money or don’t even create any…

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Article Highlights: ABLE Accounts Disabled Spouse or Dependent Care Credit Medical Deductions Home Modifications Special Schooling Nursing Services Individuals with disabilities as well as parents of disabled children are eligible for a number of income tax benefits. This article explains some of these tax breaks. ABLE Accounts – A federal law allows states to offer…

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Article Highlights: Daycare Providers Simplified Food Deduction Special Rules for Business Use of the Provider’s Home Home Sale Consequences Other Expenses Other Daycare Provider Issues Daycare User Credit Employer Dependent Care Benefits Other Credit Criteria When discussing daycare for children so their parents can work, there are two primary areas of discussion: one from the…

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Article Highlights: American Opportunity Tax Credit Lifetime Learning Credit Who Gets the Credit? Qualified Tuition and Related Expenses Eligible Educational Institutions Form 1098-T Scholarships Tax Fraud As with everything taxes, the devil is in the details, and that includes the education tax credits, which come in two types with some different rules for each. Many…

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