The House recently released a nearly 900-page proposed bill that would make major changes to current tax laws. The bill is intended in large part to help pay for both the Biden Administration’s budget and infrastructure stimulus bill. Read our article to learn more.
It’s not uncommon for adult children or siblings to act as caregivers for family members or give them financial assistance for medical or long-term care needs. The problem is that all too often those providing the help don’t take advantage of the tax benefits.
If you’re 40 or 50 and aren’t where you’d like to be in terms of saving for retirement, don’t despair. You can remedy this situation. And since people are living well into their 80s and 90s, it’s never too late to start. Here are a few things you can do.
Many of the changes and upheavals from last year have caused changes to your tax returns this year. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, there are plenty of new and revised provisions and important dates you will need to know about before filing your 2020 taxes this year. Here are some of the most important ones.
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The COVID-19 epidemic has created situations where employees are not able to work because they tested positive for the virus or have been quarantined after coming in contact with someone who has tested positive. It has also caused parents to miss work because their children’s school has closed due to the outbreak and…
The IRS has postponed the due date for filing Federal income tax returns and tax payments due on April 15, 2020 until July 15, 2020. Below are the specifics of those postponements….
After extending the due date for 2019 tax payments by 90 days, the Treasury has announced the tax filing deadline will also be delayed to July 15, 2020….
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has announced a 90-day reprieve for taxpayers to pay their income taxes owed. What does this mean for you?..
Taxpayers frequently ask what benefit is derived from a tax deduction. Unfortunately, there is no straightforward answer. The reason the benefit cannot be determined simply is because some deductions are above-the-line, others must be itemized, some must exceed a threshold amount before being deductible, and certain ones…
To encourage U.S. taxpayers to move away from gasoline-powered motor vehicles, over the years, Congress has provided various tax credits for purchasing electric or alternative fuel vehicles. These credits generally come with an expiration date or a sales limitation. For example, from 2006 through 2010, a credit was available…
Employers that hire disadvantaged individuals, such as unemployed veterans, SSI recipients, and ex-felons, among others, may benefit from a substantial federal tax credit. Hiring certain new employees can qualify the employer for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC), which Congress extended for one additional year, so…
Received a letter from the IRS? Stop, breathe, and contact your tax professional. Then follow these steps….
If you are looking for cash for a specific purpose, your retirement savings may be a tempting source. However, if you are under age 59½ and plan to withdraw money from a traditional IRA or qualified retirement account, then you will likely pay both income tax and a 10% early-distribution tax (also referred to as a penalty) on any previously untaxed money that you take out.
The Residential Energy (Efficient) Property Credit was initially introduced in 2006. The credit’s name is somewhat misleading, and the credit is best described as an energy-saving credit since it applies to improvements to the taxpayer’s existing primary home to make it more energy efficient. Over the years since it was first introduced, it has provided a tax credit in amounts varying from 10% to 30% of the cost of energy-saving devices installed as part of a taxpayer’s home, with the maximum credit ranging from $500 to $1,500.
This is a question many taxpayers ask during this time of year, and the question is far more complicated than people believe. To fully understand, we need to consider that there are times when individuals are REQUIRED to file a tax return, and then there are times when it is to the individuals’ BENEFIT to file a return even if they are not required to file.