On January 6, 2021, the IRS and Treasury Department issued guidance allowing deductions for the payments of eligible expenses when such payments would result, or be expected to result, in the forgiveness of a covered loan under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
Americans with certain foreign financial assets have special tax reporting responsibilities. The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) requires foreign financial institutions and certain other nonfinancial foreign entities report on the foreign assets held by their U.S. account holders or be subject to withholding on relevant payments.
After a year of turmoil and surprises, what will 2021 bring? One certainty is that the federal government is changing a variety of numbers affecting the finances of businesses and individuals.
Construction companies have an opportunity to save on taxes through Section 179. The deduction can help with the rising expense of labor in light of the skilled worker shortage and contribute to training employees.
Every year, under federal law, taxpayers must report certain foreign financial accounts to the Treasury Department. Whether the account produced taxable income has no effect on whether the account is a foreign financial account for FBAR purposes.
The 2017 TCJA changed rules for meals and entertainment. Recent IRS guidance may clear up some confusion and Arizona business owners should consult with their CPA to make sure they are not violating any rules or leaving money on the table.
As more banks start accepting forgiveness applications, PPP borrowers need to know what to do to obtain maximum forgiveness, including required documentation for forgiveness application forms.
The IRS stated in a September 24, 2020 memorandum, it would treat September 15, 2020 returns and any elections filed on September 17, 2020, as timely if the September 15, 2020 filing was affected by a CCH e-filing system software outage.
The IRS reached a major milestone by accepting Form 1040-X, Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, electronically. Now, taxpayers can correct tax returns with fewer errors and expedite processing.
The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) reminds taxpayers and business owners to verify their mailing address when filing. ADOR recommends using a standardized address that is fully spelled out and uses the postal service standard abbreviations when filing electronically or registering online.
The IRS is experiencing delays in processing paper tax returns due to limited staffing. Taxpayers are strongly encouraged to file electronically through a CPA or accountant or tax software provider. Paper returns are processed in the order they are received.
In March 2020, due to COVID-19, the IRS automatically extended the filing deadline for tax returns from April 15 to July 15, 2020. The extension applied to all individual returns, trusts, and corporations. The Arizona tax filing deadline was also extended to July 15, 2020.
With many people working from home, you may think you can take a home office tax deduction. The Internal Revenue Code is complex and sets certain conditions on claiming a tax deduction. What deduction is allowable and under which circumstance?
COVID-19 caused many brick-and-mortar entities to strengthen or create their online presence, forcing them to address sales tax complexities they did not have to contend with when sales were local.
COVID-19 may have created tax complications for companies with employees working from home in another state. To prevent tax surprises for you and your employees, understanding how to classify wages will avoid penalties and amending tax filings.
The April 15, 2020 deadline for filing and paying Arizona and federal income taxes for the 2019 calendar year is July 15, 2020. The Arizona due date for first quarter estimated tax payments has not changed and remains April 15, 2020.
April 15, 2020 is the deadline for taxpayers to claim tax credits on their 2019 individual income taxes for donations to qualifying charitable organizations (QCO), certified school tuition organizations (STOs), and public schools.
The CARES Act grants a payroll tax credit for employment taxes owed by certain eligible employers. Employers may be able to defer the employer portion of any Social Security taxes for the period beginning on March 27, 2020, and ending before January 1, 2021.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act provides small and midsize employers refundable tax credits that reimburse them, dollar-for-dollar, for the cost of providing paid sick and family leave wages to their employees for leave related to COVID-19.
On March 20, 2020, the Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) announced it moved the deadline for filing and paying state income taxes from April 15 to July 15, 2020 following direction by Governor Doug Ducey.
On March 17, 2020, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced that, while the due date for filing 2019 tax returns would not be postponed, the IRS would waive penalties and interest on tax payments for 90 days. The waiver only applies to individual taxpayers owing up to $1 million in taxes and corporations owing up to $10 million in taxes.
The IRS is launching a new identity protection program that prevents anyone who has stolen your Social Security number from using it to file a fraudulent tax return. How does it work? Are you eligible for the program?
The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) issued several key reminders for 2019 tax year filings. The individual income tax filing season for state and federal returns opens on Monday, January 27, 2020.
President Trump signed the SECURE Act of 2019 as part of the government’s spending bill and Congress is planning to enact a number of changes that will significantly affect the retirement landscape. The SECURE Act encourages employers to offer retirement plans that were considered too expensive to administer and allows small employers to set up and offer 401(k) plans.
It took until May 27, 2019, but Arizona made some significant changes for the 2019 tax year to conform to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). Outlined are the major changes impacting individuals and businesses.
Since deferring income into another year is no longer an option, retirement contributions are a great way to reduce adjusted gross income (AGI). Some options include IRAs and retirement savings to lower taxes. Outlined are options for maximizing retirement savings.
Other than a home, a car is typically the biggest purchase you will make. Many car owners do not consider the financial implications. What are the benefits and disadvantages of buying and leasing a car?
Blended families can create complex tax and estate planning issues. With more children living in blended families, parents need to plan for short and long-term tax and estate matters. According to a Marketwatch survey, approximately 63% of women are in a remarriage, which can create financial complications when it comes to tax liabilities. One challenge for couples is agreeing on inheritances for first and second marriage children.