Tax Tips for September 2021

Tax Tips for September 2021

Click on the links below to jump to each section in this article: Extension Deadline Looming for 2020 Tax Returns Reminder: Protect Yourself From Scammers Gross Receipts Safe Harbor for Employers Claiming ERC How To Get an Identity Protection Pin Tax Planning: Facts About Credits and Deductions Extension Deadline Looming for 2020 Tax Returns Time is running short for taxpayers who requested an extra six months to file their 2020 tax return. As a reminder, Friday, October 15, 2021, is the extension deadline for most taxpayers. Taxpayers who owe tax – even those who did not request an extension - and have yet to file a 2020 tax return can generally avoid additional penalties and interest by filing the return as soon as possible and paying any balance due. Taxpayers with relatively simple...

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Tax Rules for Divorce and Alimony Payments

Tax Rules for Divorce and Alimony Payments

Divorce is a painful reality for many people, both emotionally and financially. Quite often, the last thing on anyone’s mind is the effect a divorce or separation will have on their tax situation. To make matters worse, most court decisions do not consider the effects divorce or separation has on your tax situation, which is why it’s always a good idea to speak to an accounting professional before anything is finalized.

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Verifying Your Identity When Calling the IRS

Verifying Your Identity When Calling the IRS

Sometimes, taxpayers need to call the IRS about a tax matter. If this is the case, they should know that IRS phone assistors take great care to only discuss personal information with the taxpayer or someone the taxpayer authorizes to speak on their behalf. As such, the IRS will ask taxpayers and tax professionals to verify their identity when they call.

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Tax Relief for Those Affected by Natural Disasters

Tax Relief for Those Affected by Natural Disasters

Recovery efforts after natural disasters can be costly. With floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, and other natural disasters affecting so many people throughout the U.S. this year, many have been left wondering how they’re going to pay for the cleanup or when their businesses will be able to reopen. The good news is that there is relief for taxpayers – but only if you meet certain conditions.

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Tax Tips for September 2021

Tax Tips for August 2021

Click on the links below to jump to each section in this article: Start Planning Now for Next Year's Tax Return A Tax Checklist for Newly Married Couples Choosing a Payroll Services Provider Repaying Deferred Social Security Tax Keeping Good Tax Records Is Essential Start Planning Now for Next Year's Tax Return This year's tax deadline may have come and gone, but it's never too early to start planning for next year. With that in mind, here are five things you can do now to make next April 15 easier for everyone. 1. Review your paycheck. Make sure your employer is properly withholding and reporting retirement account contributions, health insurance payments, charitable payroll deductions, and other items. These payroll adjustments can make a big difference to your bottom line. Fixing an...

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Which Educator Expenses Are Tax Deductible?

Which Educator Expenses Are Tax Deductible?

Teachers and other educators should remember that they can deduct certain unreimbursed expenses such as classroom supplies, training, and travel – even when schools switched to hybrid or remote learning models during the pandemic last spring. Deducting these expenses helps reduce the amount of tax owed when filing a tax return.

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