IRS Suspends Sending Notices Due to Return Processing Delays – Did You Know?

As a result of pandemic-related issues, the IRS has a backlog of millions of original and amended 2020 and 2019 tax returns awaiting processing. This situation creates a risk that taxpayers who have met […]

Unemployment Insurance Fraud – Did You Know?

Millions of Americans received unemployment insurance (UI) benefits in 2021 due to pandemic-related business cutbacks and shutdowns. Unfortunately, scammers took advantage of this situation to fraudulently collect UI payments. In the most common version […]

Save Yearly Income Statements for a Smoother Tax Season

Many taxpayers will receive year-end income statements from employers, banks, stock issuers and other sources in January and early February. Make sure to save each document, so you can refer to it for your […]

Protecting Yourself from Tax Related Identity Theft – Did You Know?

Tax related ID theft is when someone uses your information (name, SSN, etc.) to file a false tax return and claim a fraudulent refund. The number one thing you can do to prevent this […]

New Tax Scams and Identity Theft Warnings – Did You Know?

The IRS recently posted warnings about new and ongoing tax scams, along with other fraudulent activity related to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The most prevalent and dangerous scams involve identity theft, deceptive advertising, and […]

RMD Repayment or Rollover Deadline – Did You Know?

The deadline to return or rollover a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) for IRA owners, beneficiaries or workplace retirement plan participants is coming up on Monday, August 31. The CARES Act allows most taxpayers with […]

Charitable Cash Contribution Limits for 2020 – Did You Know?

As part of the U.S. Treasury’s ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) relief programs for taxpayers, the IRS has made temporary changes to the rules for deducting charitable contributions on federal tax returns. Normally, taxpayers who itemize […]

PPP Loan Forgiveness Process Update

If you received a PPP loan and are thinking about beginning the process of requesting forgiveness on the loan you may want to consider waiting a few weeks until the actual process gets a […]

Tax Provisions Extended Through 2014

In late 2013 we reported that a number of tax credits and deductions would expire at the end of 2013 without action from Congress. Over a year later, Congress passed legislation that would extend […]

Update: The HEROES Act, the HEAL Act, and PPP Forgiveness

The wheels of Congress keep churning through possible scenarios to help small businesses. The HEROES Act and the HEAL Act are both under consideration and among other things, they may extend the provisions of […]