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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: , , , |

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 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: , , , , , , , |

IRS tips on home office deductions

In the Tax Tip 2022-10, the IRS listed some of the rules and tips to deduct your home office. Note that to claim the home office deduction, taxpayers generally must exclusively and regularly use part of their home or a separate structure on their property as their primary place of business. In some cases, if

By |2022-03-05T03:33:27+00:00February 2nd, 2022|Categories: Business|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: , , , , , , , , |

IRS released the standard mileage rates for 2022

In mid December 2021, the IRS released the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) beginning January 2022 will be: 58.5 cents per mile driven for business use, up 2.5 cents from the rate for 2021, 18 cents per mile driven for medical, or moving purposes for

By |2022-01-04T14:23:59+00:00December 20th, 2021|Categories: Business|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: , , , , , , , , |

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: , , , , , , , |

IRS provides tax inflation adjustments for tax year 2022

In the Issue Number: IR-2021-219, the IRS announced the tax year 2022 annual inflation adjustments for more than 60 tax provisions, including the tax rate schedules and other tax changes. The tax items for tax year 2022 of greatest interest to most taxpayers include the following dollar amounts: The standard deduction for married couples filing

By |2021-11-15T19:50:10+00:00November 13th, 2021|Categories: Individuals|Tags: , , , , , , |

Retirement contributions – 2022 updates

On November 4, the IRS released notice 2021-61 which contains technical guidance regarding all of the cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2022 . The IRS highlighted the following changes in their communication IR-2021-216: The contribution limit for employees who participate in 401(k), 403(b),

By |2021-11-05T14:11:17+00:00November 5th, 2021|Categories: Business, Individuals|Tags: , , , , , , , |
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