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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: , , , , |

Paid sick leave credit and family leave credit

The paid sick and family leave credits, which previously were available only until the end of 2020, have been extended for periods of leave taken through March 31, 2021. The IRS has released IR-2021-26 to provide more clarity on this topic. See link to FAQs below. The following information was released through the IRS Newswire

By |2021-01-30T22:55:23+00:00January 30th, 2021|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Second Round of Coronavirus relief and Employee Retention Credit

Second Round of Coronavirus relief The second round of Coronavirus relief funding was approved last Friday, so apply as soon as possible through your preferred financial institution. As you might know, the first round of funding lasted less than two weeks and some of the banks had a relatively small allocation running out of funds in a matter

By |2021-01-05T11:39:17+00:00April 29th, 2020|Categories: Individuals|Tags: , , , |

Employee Retention Credit (Option if you do not get or apply for the PPP)

If you are not approved for the PPP or not applying for it, the Employee Retention Credit might be a great option for your business if you continue to have payroll costs. Employers, including tax-exempt organizations, are eligible for the credit if they operate a trade or business during calendar year 2020 and experience either:

By |2021-01-05T11:39:31+00:00April 26th, 2020|Categories: Financial Education|Tags: , , |
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