One greeting might say Happy Income Tax Day! Monday, we celebrate our independence as a nation. We know everyone has fireworks, cookouts, and picnics on their minds. Not taxes. Everyone says, “Happy 4th of July.” But some might not think it is so “happy” when you consider other events in our nation’s history that occurred on… Read More

Important tax reminders for people selling a home. The National Association of Realtors® reported that home sales exceeded 5 million nationwide during the month of April 2022. A lot of families move during the summer. If you are selling your home, you may qualify to exclude all or part of any gain from the sale from… Read More

The IRS is suspending the mailing of additional letters as part of its efforts to help taxpayers during this pandemic period. These mailings include balance due notices and unfiled tax return notices among others. Much of this is due to the IRS entering this filing season with several million original and amended returns filed by… Read More

Deadline to file wage statements is January 31 for employers. As the IRS officially opens the 2022 tax season, it is a good time to remind employers of the January 31 deadline to file Forms W-2 and other wage statements. Filing these documents timely helps employers avoid penalties and helps the IRS in fraud prevention.… Read More

IRS sending information letters to recipients of Advance Child Tax Credit Payments and third Economic Impact Payments The IRS started issuing information letters to Advance Child Tax Credit recipients in December. Recipients of the third round of the Economic Impact Payments will begin receiving information letters at the end of January. Using the information in… Read More

Half of the deferred Social Security tax payment is due on January 3, 2022. This is a final reminder to employers and self-employed individuals who chose to defer paying part of their 2020 Social Security tax obligation that a payment is due on Jan. 3, 2022. Most affected employers and self-employed individuals received reminder billing… Read More

Some Important Things You Should Do Before the Tax Year Ends December 31 is rapidly approaching. Here are some things you should do now to prepare for filing your 2021 taxes: Donate to Charity You may be able to deduct donations to tax-exempt organizations on your tax return. If you are still trying to decide… Read More

Individuals can contribute up to $20,500 in 2022. The amount individuals can contribute to their 401(k) plans in 2022 has increased to $20,500, up from $19,500 for 2021 and 2020. Highlights of Changes for 2022 The contribution limit for employees who participate in 401(k), 403(b), most 457 plans, and the federal government’s Thrift Savings Plan… Read More

Tips for Deciding When to File an Amended Tax Return The October 15 extension to file your tax return has come and gone. Now, you realize you forgot to report something or claim a deduction. Should you file an amended return? Here are some tips to help you decide when to file an amended tax… Read More

A renewed tax credit can help employers hire workers; key certification requirements apply. With many businesses facing a tight job market, employers should check out a valuable tax credit available to them for hiring long-term unemployment recipients and other groups of workers facing significant barriers to employment. The Work Opportunity Tax Credit Legislation enacted in… Read More