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Nov/Dec 2020
How to Be Eligible for Substantial Tax Savings as a Trader
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How to Be Eligible for Substantial Tax Savings as a Trader

There are tax advantages for traders who are eligible for trader tax status (TTS). This article provides an overview of how to qualify for TTS (no election is required): Automated trading systems can qualify for TTS, providing the trader is significantly involved ... Robert A. Green, CPA

Relief Keeps Opportunity Zones an Attractive Option
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Relief Keeps Opportunity Zones an Attractive Option

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’s powerful new investment tool, the opportunity zone program, was intended to enable companies to make smart, potentially profitable, investments in troubled economic areas. The economic downturn brought about by COVID-19 may, at first glance, appear to ... Dustin Stamper and Michael Eickhoff

New IRS FAQs: 2020 Employment Tax Deposits/ Payments Deferral
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New IRS FAQs: 2020 Employment Tax Deposits/ Payments Deferral

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides employers with a deferral mechanism for the employer portion of any Social Security taxes and self-employed individuals with a deferral mechanism for the employer portion of any self-employment taxes... David E. Peritz, CPA

Notice 2020-51: The How-To Guide on Waiving and Rolling Over 2020 RMDs
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Notice 2020-51: The How-To Guide on Waiving and Rolling Over 2020 RMDs

The IRS released Notice 2020-51 on June 23, 2020, in an effort to answer outstanding questions surrounding the waiver of required minimum distributions (RMDs) from retirement plans for 2020 brought about by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The ... Jennifer Kiffmeyer, JD