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Child Tax Credit Updates – Letter 6419, Change deadline Aug 30, etc.

On the Issue Number: IR-2021-171, the IRS announced the launch of a new feature allowing any family receiving monthly Child Tax Credit payments to quickly and easily update their mailing address using the Child Tax Credit Update Portal Additionally, the IRS will mail a year-end summary statement (Letter 6419) to all taxpayers who have received

By |2021-08-25T09:43:08+00:00August 25th, 2021|Categories: Individuals|Tags: , , , , , , |

Employee Retention Credit – Eligibility and Processing – Update August 2021

In August 2021, there have been several updates to the Employee Retention Credit guidance plus the National Conference of CPA Practitioners was extremely critical with some of this recent guidance. As you can read on this post, there are still different areas of this tax credit that are litigious and unclear for tax professionals. We

By |2021-08-20T17:28:09+00:00August 20th, 2021|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Common questions about the advance child tax credit payments

In the COVID Tax Tip 2021-117, the IRS reminds and clarifies advance child tax credit information to the taxpayers. Note that the advance child tax credit is an early payment on potential tax credits (these are estimates) to be claimed on their 2021 tax return during the 2022 tax filing season (January to April 2022).

By |2021-08-12T15:19:58+00:00August 12th, 2021|Categories: Individuals|Tags: , , , |

Work Opportunity Tax Credit – Extension Deadline to submit a request to a DLA

In the IR-2021-168, the IRS provides relief for certain employers claiming the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC). The WOTC is a federal income tax credit available to employers that hire certified members of certain groups specified in the Internal Revenue Code who face significant barriers to employment, including Designated Community Residents or Qualified Summer Youth

By |2021-08-14T17:25:53+00:00August 11th, 2021|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , |

Advance Child Tax Credit for 2021

From this summer (2021), there will be significant changes to the Child Tax Credit. Instead of paying the tax credit when the tax return is filed (usually as a tax refund to the taxpayer), the IRS plans to make advance monthly payments beginning July 15, 2021. You will claim the other half when you file

By |2021-06-24T16:37:57+00:00June 24th, 2021|Categories: Individuals|Tags: , , , , , |

IRS Backlog is growing

One week to the end of the 2020 tax season (May 17, 2021), the IRS backlogs keeps growing mainly driven by manual reviews and checks due to the unemployment benefits exclusion ($10,200), stimulus checks (rebate credit) that might not have reported accurately in the 2020 tax return, and other items such as Earned income credit.

By |2021-05-08T19:57:00+00:00May 8th, 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 guidance for employers claiming the Employee Retention Credit 2021 Q1 Q2

The IRS provided additional guidance for the Employee Retention Credit for the first two quarter of 2021. The IRS notice addresses some of the changes from 2020 Employee Retention Credit. From the Journal of Accountancy's article, "... As a result of the changes made by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, eligible employers can claim a refundable

By |2021-04-19T01:35:17+00:00April 4th, 2021|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , , |

Did not receive first and second stimulus payment and qualify? Then, claim the Recovery Rebate Credit in your 2020 1040

If you did not get the first and/or second stimulus payments and you qualify based on your income level, then, you still have a chance to receive that money when you file your 2020 tax return. Inside the 2020 tax return, you have to report if you received those payments and the monetary amount. If

By |2021-02-23T21:05:40+00:00February 16th, 2021|Categories: Individuals|Tags: , , , , , , |

Employee Retention Credit – Waiting on further guidance

The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) is one of the most complex tax credits in these stimulus packages. Initially, you could not get PPP and the employer retention credit. There was a previous post that discussed this matter. Now, it seems that the IRS is addressing only if no forgiveness PPP is available to the business

By |2021-01-31T03:57:29+00:00January 31st, 2021|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , , |
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