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The IRS destroyed over 30m paper returns

According to a new report from the Treasury Inspector for Tax Administration, the IRS would have destroyed more than 30 million paper returns due to the backlog. Note that this was an intentional decision and the IRS has communicated that there should be no repercussions to the taxpayers. However, the IRS might request additional documentation

By |2022-06-01T03:26:28+00:00May 11th, 2022|Categories: Business, Individuals|Tags: , , , , |

IRS reminds to report gig economy, crypto, foreign income and assets

In the IR-2022-45, the IRS reminds taxpayers of their reporting and potential tax obligations from working in the gig economy, making virtual currency transactions, earning foreign-source income or holding certain foreign assets. Gig economy earnings are taxable Generally, income earned from the gig economy is taxable and must be reported to the IRS. The gig

By |2022-03-12T18:01:10+00:00March 12th, 2022|Categories: Individuals|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

IRS suspends mailing of additional letters and plans hiring of 10,000 full time workers

In early February, the IRS announced the suspension of more than a dozen additional letters, including the mailing of automated collection notices normally issued when a taxpayer owes additional tax, and the IRS has no record of a taxpayer filing a tax return. As the IRS goes into the 2021 tax season, there are still

By |2022-03-05T03:54:00+00:00March 4th, 2022|Categories: Business, Individuals|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Check your mail for IRS letters 6419 (advance child credit) and 6475 (Third stimulus)

Advance child tax credit payments letter can help people get remainder of 2021 credit To help taxpayers reconcile and receive all the 2021 child tax credits to which they are entitled, the IRS started sending Letter 6419, 2021 advance CTC, in late December 2021 and will continue into January. This letter includes the total amount

By |2022-02-23T21:29:02+00:00January 25th, 2022|Categories: Individuals|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

New items and changes impacting 2021 taxes

In the Issue Number: COVID Tax Tip 2021-187, the IRS makes references to several items that are new or have changed for 2021, such as: Changes to the charitable contribution deduction Taxpayers who don't itemize deductions may qualify to take a deduction of up to $600 for married taxpayers filing joint returns and up to

By |2021-12-17T18:41:22+00:00December 18th, 2021|Categories: Individuals|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Get ready for tax season – IRS recommendations

The IRS has released the Tax Tip 2021-186, with some recommendations on how to get ready for tax season. Publication 5348 - Get ready to file Protect your data Securely access your individual tax information Get tax information in your preferred language Check your ITIN Prepare to file electronically Get ready to direct deposit your

By |2021-12-16T18:16:55+00:00December 16th, 2021|Categories: Individuals|Tags: , , , , |

IRS announces 2022 retirement changes

In the Tax Tip 2021-170 communication, the IRS announced that the 2022 contribution limit for 401(k) plans will increase to $20,500. Traditional IRA income phase-out ranges for 2022 are: $68,000 to $78,000 - Single taxpayers covered by a workplace retirement plan $109,000 to $129,000 - Married couples filing jointly. This applies when the spouse making

By |2021-11-17T16:18:12+00:00November 17th, 2021|Categories: Individuals|Tags: , , , , , , |

Temporary side walk café/streetery extended to 2022 in Philadelphia

Last week, the temporary side walk café/streetery were extended until the end of 2022 in Philadelphia. These license can be renewed now (45 days before ending in 12/31/21) for the next year and we have started the process for many of our clients. Whyy post "... Following a flurry of behind-the-scenes activity, the committee also

By |2021-11-16T16:16:31+00:00November 16th, 2021|Categories: Business, Individuals|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Is this charity a scam/fraud? Use the IRS tax exempt tool

Are you unsure about a charity? Do you suspect it might be a scam or fraudulent organization? You can use the IRS Tax Exempt Organization Search tool and search the organization using 1) EIN or 2) organization name, plus other fields (i.e. State, City, etc.). Some key features and functions of this tool: It provides

By |2021-11-16T05:39:48+00:00November 16th, 2021|Categories: Business, Individuals|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Excluded New Jerseyans Fund (ENJF) – $1k per individual for undocumented (ITIN), excluded individuals, etc.

New Jersey has a fund, called the Excluded New Jerseyans Fund (ENJF), that provides a one-time, direct cash benefit to eligible households who have suffered an economic hardship due to COVID-19 and were excluded from both the federal stimulus checks and COVID related unemployment assistance - including undocumented individuals, residents re-entering from the justice system,

By |2021-11-15T15:16:48+00:00November 15th, 2021|Categories: Individuals|Tags: , , , , , |
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