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IRS to recalculate taxes on 2020 unemployment and issue refunds

For those taxpayers that filed their taxes before the $10,200 unemployment exclusion was approved in the middle of the 2020 tax season, the IRS will automatically recalculate the Federal taxes and plans to start issuing refunds in May 2021. From the official IRS guidance, we can read:  "... This law change occurred after some people filed

By |2021-04-19T01:49:43+00:00April 9th, 2021|Categories: Individuals|Tags: , , |

IRS Estimated tax payments are due April 15 (Also, C Corp filing)

The IRS is reminding taxpayers that the 2021 estimated tax payments are due on April 15, 2021 as the estimated tax payments were not extended. Note that they were extended in prior year tax period. As a result, some taxpayers might be confused on this year's due date for estimated tax payments. Additionally, the tax

By |2021-04-08T16:53:43+00:00April 8th, 2021|Categories: Business, Individuals|Tags: , , , , , |

IRS has refunds totaling $1.3 billion for people who have not filed a 2017 federal income tax return

In the IRS Issue number IR-2021-75, the IRS indicates that there is $1.3 billion of refunds that have not been claimed by the taxpayers in 2017. Keep in mind, that the law provides a three-year window to claim a refund. Normally, April 15, 2021, is the deadline to claim a refund from tax year 2017

By |2021-04-08T17:09:01+00:00April 7th, 2021|Categories: Individuals|Tags: , , , , |

Received a 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit different than expected?

In the IRS Issue Number: IR-2021-76, the IRS indicated some of the reason why taxpayers might have received Recovery Rebate Credits (If you did not receive stimulus money and you were entitled to it, the Recovery Rebate is calculated when you file your 2020 tax return). Some of the reasons highlighted by the IRS are:

By |2021-04-19T01:40:53+00:00April 6th, 2021|Categories: Individuals|Tags: , , , |

IRS to recalculate taxes on unemployment benefits; refunds to start in May

As you might now around March 2021, the IRS approved the $10,200 income exclusion for unemployment benefits. The IRS notice IR-2021-71 mentioned that there is no need to file an amended return and that the IRS will recalculate taxes on unemployment benefits. The IRS expects that the refunds will start in May, 2021 for those

By |2021-04-02T18:10:54+00:00April 2nd, 2021|Categories: Individuals|Tags: , , , |

Face masks and other personal protective are tax deductible medical expenses

On Friday 3/26/21, the Internal Revenue Service issued Announcement 2021-7 clarifying that the purchase of personal protective equipment, such as masks, hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes, for the primary purpose of preventing the spread of coronavirus are deductible medical expenses. Link IRS - https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/a-21-07.pdf Link Bloomberg article - https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-03-26/masks-and-hand-sanitizer-are-tax-write-offs-the-irs-says

By |2021-03-28T16:18:45+00:00March 28th, 2021|Categories: Individuals|Tags: , , , , , |

Tax deadline for individuals moved to May 17, 2021

The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced yesterday that the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year will be automatically extended from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021. The IRS will be providing formal guidance in the coming days. We assume the State and local authorities might

By |2021-03-18T17:50:48+00:00March 18th, 2021|Categories: Individuals|Tags: , , , |

Unemployment benefits – First $10,200 will not be taxable if earnings under $150k

The American Rescue Plan includes a tax break for unemployed workers for the first $10,200 if the earnings are under $150k. This new tax break has been available after some taxpayers have already filed their personal tax return. As a result, in some cases, the taxpayers might have to file an amended return (1040X) to

By |2021-03-18T17:47:45+00:00March 15th, 2021|Categories: Individuals|Tags: , , , |

Third stimulus payment round on its way

The third stimulus payment is on its way to taxpayers that qualify based on level of income. Payments will begin to be reduced for individuals making $75,000 or above in Adjusted Gross Income ($150,000 for married filing jointly.) The reduced payments end at $80,000 for individuals ($160,000); people above these levels are ineligible for a

By |2021-03-14T03:58:55+00:00March 14th, 2021|Categories: Individuals|Tags: , , , , |

Received a CP59 IRS notice for non filing 2019 return? IRS has not caught up processing yet

The IRS sent earlier February notices to around 260,000 taxpayers as they have not filed their 2019 federal tax return. However, the IRS has not yet processed all 2019 returns so it is asking to disregard this letter. Keep in mind that certain IRS processes are taking significantly longer than expected, so please, review the

By |2021-03-02T04:26:18+00:00March 2nd, 2021|Categories: Individuals|Tags: , , , |
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