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2021 Charitable Contributions

Arizona Tax Credits for Qualifying Charitable Organizations

Arizona offers many opportunities to claim tax credits for Qualifying Charitable Organizations, including Foster Care tax credits on Arizona personal income tax. Also, there are credits for donating to public schools and Certified School Tuition Organizations.

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Remote and Hybrid Employees | State and Local Tax Considerations

With remote and hybrid work arrangements, employers should be very deliberate when communicating and executing policies relating to an employee’s work location. Individual taxpayers need to be familiar with tax laws in their resident state and businesses should be aware of tax laws in all states they operate.

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Arizona CPA Firm Great Upward Mobility

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At WP+D, employees and clients both benefit from working with an Arizona CPA firm versus a regional or national one. At larger firms, one may never meet or interact with a partner until they are a manager. This is not the case at WP+D, where the culture is centered around approachability and accessibility.

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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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2021 Child Tax Credit

2021 Child Tax Credit and Advance Child Tax Credit Payments

For 2021, families will begin receiving early payments from the IRS of 50 percent of the estimated amount of the Child Tax Credit. If the IRS processed your 2020 tax return or 2019 tax return, these automatic monthly payments will begin on July 15 through December 15, 2021, based on the information contained in that return.

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International tax

Future of Taxes and Multinational Corporations

Countries around the globe are trying to stem the “rush to the bottom,” which has multinational companies moving their corporate headquarters to lower their tax bills. According to the International Monetary Fund, the result of this tax strategy is a loss of worldwide government revenues estimated between $500 and $600 billion annually.

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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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Flexible Spending Accounts

IRS Grants Relief on FSAs and DCAPs

The IRS is providing some accommodation to employee benefit plans offering health flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and dependent care assistance plans (DCAPs). Under the COVID-19-related Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020, these plans now have additional discretion in 2021 and 2022 to adjust their programs to help employees better meet the unanticipated consequences of the public health emergency.

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PPP Task force

Wallace Plese + Dreher | PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Assistance

Many Arizona businesses received SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. Our SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) task force helps businesses and nonprofits navigate the forgiveness process. They are familiar with the PPP Loan Forgiveness Application, which is complex and complicated, and can answer your questions.

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Employee Retention Credit

Employee Retention Credit

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) urges employers to take advantage of the newly-extended Employee Retention Credit (ERC), designed to make it easier for businesses that, despite challenges posed by COVID-19, choose to keep their employees on the payroll. The ERC is one of the more popular relief items for businesses and recent legislation has made it even more attractive.

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Randy G. Brammer, CPA Designated Managing Partner

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Effective January 1, 2021, Wallace Plese + Dreher (WP+D) designated Randy G. Brammer, CPA as the Firm’s new Managing Partner. Mark R. Dreher, CPA, former Managing Partner, remains a partner and will continue assisting businesses with sales, purchases, mergers and acquisitions.

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Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021

The pandemic relief package (Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021) gives a break to the hardest-hit small businesses by reopening the Paycheck Protection Program and offers them the ability to apply for a second loan. The new round of loans will be limited to those with fewer than 300 employees that have experienced drops of at least 25% in revenue during any quarter of 2020 compared with the same quarter in 2019.

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