Plan Now to Lower Your 2021 Tax Bill

Now is the time to begin tax planning for your 2021 return. Here are some ideas: Contribute to retirement accounts. Tally up all your 2021 contributions to retirement accounts so far, and estimate how much more you can save between now and December 31. If you are able, consider investing in an IRA or increasing […]

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Advance Child Credit Payments Update

The American Rescue plan signed in March, 2021 requires the IRS to pay out one half of enhanced Child Tax Credits (CTC) to eligible taxpayers beginning this month. If you or someone you know have children, here’s what you need to know: Current status IRS web-sites. The IRS has created two web sites to help […]

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Required Minimum Distributions in 2021

Tax-advantaged accounts like 401(k)s and IRAs are convenient ways to save for your retirement. These types of accounts allow to you defer paying taxes on the amount you save until you start withdrawing your savings. The government does want to see that tax revenue eventually, though. To ensure that the government receives its share of […]

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American Rescue Plan and the Child Tax Credit

The American Rescue Plan signed by President Biden in March 2021 made significant changes to the Child Tax Credit (CTC). These changes expand the CTC to cover roughly 39 million households, covering 88% of children in the United States, and make the CTC directly payable to eligible recipients on a monthly basis. For tax year […]

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A Return to Pre-Pandemic Tax Rules

In response to the pandemic that has affected us all, several temporary changes were made to the rules that govern our tax obligations. Many of these temporary changes are due to expire in 2021, so you may need to adjust your plans in the upcoming year. Here are some changes to be aware of. Required […]

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Registration Now Open for Restaurant Revitalization Fund

The U.S. Small Business Administration launched the registration portal for the $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) on April 23, and is now accepting applications for the program. Restaurants and other food providers hard-hit during the COVID-19 pandemic have been anxiously awaiting direct aid to help them recover after more than a year of government-imposed […]

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Did You Get Your Stimulus Payments?

The IRS has announced that they have finished making all first and second rounds of Economic Impact Payments. These Economic Impact Payments (commonly known as “stimulus payments”) were mandated by law to be paid to U.S. citizens and resident aliens, including children, and were generally paid via direct deposit to your bank account. If you […]

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