Possible Pandemic Tax Surprises

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has caused a lot of disruption in people’s lives. Some have lost jobs, others have started side jobs, and coronavirus relief has changed the tax laws for everyone. With this in mind, we wanted to share some possible surprises that might be waiting for you on your 2020 tax return. Take […]

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Updated PPP Loan Forgiveness Applications Released

The Small Business Administration (SBA), and the Treasury Department have published updated Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness guidance and forms, including a one-page form that borrowers who received no more than $150,000 can use to apply for forgiveness. The newly released form, called the PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Form 3508S, can be used by […]

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New Round of Stimulus Payments Authorized

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, which was signed into law on December 27, 2020, directs the Department of the Treasury to deliver additional Economic Impact Payments (known more popularly as “stimulus payments”) to U.S. citizens and residents. These payments are generally $600 for singles and $1,200 for married couples filing a joint return. In addition, […]

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New Law Permits Deduction of PPP Expenses

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, signed into law on December 27, 2020, specifies that business expenses paid with forgiven PPP loans are tax-deductible. This supersedes previous IRS guidance which stated that these expenses could not be deducted. The Appropriations Act clarifies that “no deduction shall be denied, no tax attribute shall be reduced, and no […]

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New COVID-19 Relief Bill Signed Into Law

On December 27, President Trump signed into law the COVID-19 relief bill that was passed by Congress on December 21, 2020. The legislation, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, extends weekly benefits for unemployed workers, and provides more than $300 billion in aid for small businesses. It also ensures tax deductibility for business expenses paid with […]

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Tax Savings for Non-Itemizers

A common misconception in tax filing is that those who use the Standard Deduction instead of itemizing deductions have few additional benefits available to reduce their tax bill. This is often not the case. Should you take the standard deduction or itemize? Every taxpayer can take the Standard Deduction to reduce their income. However, if […]

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