Pandemic-Related Payroll Deferrals Become Due This Year
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Pandemic-Related Payroll Deferrals Become Due This Year

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) allowed all employers, regardless of whether they were impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, to defer the deposit of their 6.2 percent share of Social Security taxes thro...

Your Questions Answered
Your Questions Answered

Your Questions Answered

QUESTION #1: My client, Camille, has been spending significant amounts of time reorganizing her home amid the pandemic. She spent time going through dressers, closets, the attic, the basement, and even the garage. She identified many items that sh... Catherine Martin, JD

CARES Act and Retirement Plan Distributions
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CARES Act and Retirement Plan Distributions

As with so many things in 2020, the tax laws changed in regard to distributions from various types of retirement plans. Just as we were getting comfortable with the changes made at the end of 2019 under the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECUR... Kathryn M. Morgan, EA, USTCP

Helping Clients in the Face of COVID-19
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Helping Clients in the Face of COVID-19

With hundreds of millions of Americans financially impacted by COVID-19, our role as tax professionals as trusted advisors will be of utmost importance this year as we help them navigate both their tax responsibilities and COVID-19 tax benefits. The articles this month will empowe... Thomas Gorczynski, EA, USTCP

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

Recent Developments in Employment Tax Controversies
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Recent Developments in Employment Tax Controversies

THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE (IRC OR THE CODE) IS CHOCK-FULL of laws employers must follow. They are required to collect and remit taxes withheld from employee wages, including federal income tax and taxes under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA), which ... Marcus E. Dyer, CPA

Impact of COVID-19 on Accounting for Income Taxes
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Impact of COVID-19 on Accounting for Income Taxes

The spread of COVID-19 is impacting businesses around the world. As entities consider the effects of COVID-19 on their global operations, careful consideration is needed in understanding the accounting implications of these developments. The many ramifications of the curr... April D. Little, Ciro Buttacavoli, and Adam Lehmann

Keep an Eye on Special Payroll Tax Credits for the Rest of the Year
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Keep an Eye on Special Payroll Tax Credits for the Rest of the Year

Congress enacted two laws — the Families First Coronavirus Response Acti (FFCRA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Actii (CARES Act) — in response to the coronavirus pandemic, which devastated the country late last winter. Both law... Alice Gilman, Esq.