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Well-known tax preparation software sent financial information to Meta

In the last months, we have reported some issues with popular tax software that was charging fees or hide the free version from users. In a recent investigation by The Markup, there was evidence that code in some of popular tax preparation software including TaxAct, TaxSlayer and H&R Block sent financial and tax information to

By |2022-11-23T19:40:41+00:00November 23rd, 2022|Categories: Business, Individuals|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Philadelphia extends Net Operating Loss to 20 years

If you are a business in Philadelphia and have a loss, you can use that loss against the future profit in the next twenty year and offset that income. This change was approved by the City of Philadelphia in 2018, but required Pennsylvania approval which was granted recently. Link to post from the City of

By |2022-11-09T22:11:58+00:00November 9th, 2022|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , , , |

IRS relieves penalties for personal and business 2019 and 2020 tax returns

Yesterday, the IRS announced a penalty relief program for personal and business tax returns related to 2019 and 2020 tax years. To qualify for the relief, the tax returns must be filed by September 30, 2022. We note that there is a first time abatement option granted by the IRS and this additional penalty relief

By |2022-08-25T14:16:48+00:00August 25th, 2022|Categories: Business, Individuals|Tags: , , , , |

Tax credits for college students

In the IRS Tax Tip 2022-123, the IRS reminds college students and any taxpayers that might claim them, that there are two education credits available for them: 1. American Opportunity tax credit Worth a maximum benefit of up to $2,500 per eligible student Only available for the first four years at a post-secondary or vocational

Recovery Startup Business (ERC) up to $100,000 if business started after Feb 2020

The Recovery Startup Business shares some similarities with the Employee Retention Credit. Note that there have been numerous updates and clarifications on these refundable tax credits, but if your business meets the requirements, you can obtain up to $100k. Based on the expansion of the definition of Recovery Startup Business (Notice 2021 -49 page 7)

By |2022-06-11T17:11:50+00:00June 11th, 2022|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , , , , , |

IRS increases mileage rate to 62.5 cents per mile

In the IRS IR-2022-124 released on June 9, 2022, the IRS increased the standard mileage rate for the second half of 2022. "The IRS is adjusting the standard mileage rates to better reflect the recent increase in fuel prices," said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. "We are aware a number of unusual factors have come into

By |2022-06-11T16:22:36+00:00June 9th, 2022|Categories: Business, Individuals|Tags: , , , |

Americans abroad – Deadline filing 2021 return (June 15)

The IRS IR-2022-112 reminds Americans abroad (US citizens and resident aliens abroad) that they must file the 2021 tax returns by June 15, 2022. The automatic extension of two months is granted to those living overseas (no even need to ask for an extension as far as your residence is abroad). You might be entitled

By |2022-06-03T18:40:58+00:00June 3rd, 2022|Categories: Individuals|Tags: , , , , , , |

Selling your home? Selling your rental property?

If you are selling or thinking of selling your home or rental property, the IRS has special resources to keep into consideration. Selling your home You can claim a capital gain exclusion of up to $250,000 (single) or $500,000 (married filing jointly), if you owned the home and lived in the main home for the

By |2022-06-03T16:20:40+00:00June 3rd, 2022|Categories: Individuals|Tags: , , , , , |

Employee Retention credit still available – Up to $26k per employee

The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) is a fully refundable credit that targets businesses with employees (w2s) in 2020 and 2021. These businesses must have been impacted by the pandemic, mainly either 1) reduction of sales (50% reduction in 2020 quarter versus 2019 quarter or 20% reduction in 2021 quarter versus 2019 quarter) or 2) partial

By |2022-06-03T15:47:29+00:00June 1st, 2022|Categories: Business, Financial Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Wedding summer season starting soon – Tax implications

In the IRS Tax Tip 2022-77, the IRS lists some of the tax changes that might occur when a couple gets married. Change on the filing status - married filing jointly or separately (previously single, head of household, or widower) - The tax brackets and standard deduction change You might want to consider changing /

By |2022-05-23T20:50:13+00:00May 23rd, 2022|Categories: Individuals|Tags: , , , , , |
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