Category: Taxes

Sales Tax

Wayfair Case Review

The Supreme Court’s ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. changed the standard for when states need to collect sales tax from entities doing business in the state. Before the decision, states taxed only companies with a physical presence in the state, but they now tax all those with an economic presence.

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IRS Food and Beverage

IRS Issues Additional Guidance on Food Deduction

The IRS issued additional guidance under the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Relief Act of 2020 allowing businesses a 100% deduction for food or beverages from restaurants. Earlier in 2021, legislation increased the 50% deduction to 100%.

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Tax Day Extended May 17, 2021

IRS Extends 2020 Tax Deadline for Individuals

On March 17, 2021, the Treasury Department and IRS announced the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year will be automatically extended from April 15, 2021 to May 17, 2021. This extension does not apply to estimated tax payments that are due on April 15, 2021. As of today, tax returns for corporations, trusts, and Arizona state returns are due on April 15, 2021.

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Foreign bank account reporting

Foreign Financial Account Reporting and FBAR

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.

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