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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COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on all aspects of American businesses, but perhaps none have been as severely affected as small business owners. Surviving this disaster will require more than just time: you will need to take a pragmatic view of what has happened and what steps you are willing and able to take…

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Form W-2 is an annual payroll report that shows the amount of taxes withheld from the employees’ paycheck for the year and is used to file federal and state taxes. As 2019 draws to a close, it is important for all the employers to issue Form W-2 to their employees without any delay so they…

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A Control Number (box D) is used by many payroll departments to uniquely identify a W-2 in their system. If your W-2 doesn’t have one, it’s no big deal. You can simply leave it blank. If you get errors when attempting to e-file with an empty box D, just enter any number in this format:…

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