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1040 Tax Filing & Payment Deadlines You Need to Know

Posted by AICPA on Apr 1, 2021 11:50:49 AM
1040 Tax Filing & Payment Deadlines You Need to Know

On March 17, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced the deadline for individuals to file federal taxes would be extended from April 15 to May 17, 2021 (Notice 2021-21). This week, the IRS issued additional guidance on its postponement of the tax deadline for individuals. Like the news release before it, this most recent notice does not extend the April 15 due date for estimated tax payments. To ensure our clients do not miss the deadline for estimated tax payments, we encourage the early submission and preparation of tax returns.

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Topics: Government Entities, Not-for-Profits, For-Profit Entities, Funeral Homes, Construction, Professional Services, Healthcare, Federal Services, #COVID-19News

Tax Day for Individuals Has Been Postponed to May 17th

Posted by AICPA on Mar 18, 2021 1:29:09 PM
Tax Day for Individuals Has Been Postponed to May 17th

The IRS announced on Wednesday that it is postponing the deadline for all individual tax returns. Returns otherwise due April 15 will not have to be filed until May 17 this year. The IRS says it will issue formal guidance in the near future.

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American Rescue Plan Act: Breaking Down the Latest Relief Bill

Posted by AICPA on Mar 12, 2021 9:31:11 AM
American Rescue Plan Act: Breaking Down the Latest Relief Bill

Yesterday, President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act into law. This legislation, also known as H.R. 1319, was first passed by the House on February 27. The Senate made several amendments and passed its version of the bill on March 6. The bill then came back to the House for a final vote on Wednesday and was subsequently signed into effect on March 11.

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Topics: Government Entities, Not-for-Profits, For-Profit Entities, Funeral Homes, Construction, Professional Services, Healthcare, Federal Services, #COVID-19News

House Gives Final Approval to $1.9 Trillion Pandemic Aid Bill

Posted by Bowman & Company LLP on Mar 11, 2021 1:51:17 PM
House Gives Final Approval to $1.9 Trillion Pandemic Aid Bill

The House of Representatives voted 220–211 Wednesday to approve the Senate version of a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill, which President Joe Biden is expected to sign into law.

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Topics: Government Entities, Not-for-Profits, For-Profit Entities, Funeral Homes, Construction, Professional Services, Healthcare, #COVID-19News

IRS Issues Employee Retention Credit Guidance

Posted by AICPA on Mar 4, 2021 2:03:59 PM
IRS Issues Employee Retention Credit Guidance

In Notice 2021-20, the IRS issued detailed guidance for employers claiming the employee retention credit for calendar quarters in 2020. The credit was created by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, P.L 116-136, and amended by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, P.L 116-260. The IRS says the guidance in the notice is similar to the information it posted in FAQs last year, but the notice clarifies and describes retroactive changes under the new law that apply to 2020, primarily relating to expanded eligibility for the credit for taxpayers who took Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. The AICPA requested authoritative guidance on the 2020 and 2021 employee retention credits from the IRS in a comment letter sent on Feb. 25.

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Topics: Government Entities, Not-for-Profits, Press Releases, For-Profit Entities, Funeral Homes, Construction, Healthcare, #COVID-19News

New Jersey Follows Federal Lead on Taxability of PPP Loans

Posted by NJCPA on Feb 10, 2021 10:08:40 AM
New Jersey Follows Federal Lead on Taxability of PPP Loans

Yesterday, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and  State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio announced that New Jersey will follow the federal government's lead in making PPP loans tax exempt at the state level and allowing recipients to deduct business expenses that were paid with the loan proceeds.

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Topics: Government Entities, Not-for-Profits, For-Profit Entities, Funeral Homes, Construction, Professional Services, Federal Services, #COVID-19News

PPP Application Forms Will Be Released Today

Posted by AICPA on Jan 11, 2021 11:16:39 AM
PPP Application Forms Will Be Released Today

The US Small Business Administration and Treasury released borrower loan application forms Friday night for the rebooted Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which will launch today, January 11, 2021. The application will Initially be available for select lenders and borrowers before a broader opening takes place a few days later.

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Topics: Government Entities, Not-for-Profits, For-Profit Entities, Funeral Homes, Construction, Professional Services, Healthcare, Federal Services, #COVID-19News

Many Tax Provisions Appear in Year-End Coronavirus Relief Bill

Posted by AICPA on Dec 29, 2020 4:09:27 PM
Many Tax Provisions Appear in Year-End Coronavirus Relief Bill

The omnibus spending and coronavirus relief bill passed by Congress includes many tax provisions, including the extension of various expiring provisions, extensions and expansions of certain earlier pandemic tax relief provisions, and much more. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, H.R. 133, passed both houses of Congress on Dec. 21, and President Donald Trump signed the bill into law on Dec. 27.

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Topics: Government Entities, Not-for-Profits, Funeral Homes, Construction, Professional Services, Healthcare, Federal Services, #COVID-19News

Communication Breakdowns in the Digital Front

Posted by Michael J. Thilker, CPA, CITP & Danielle A. Cloud on Dec 3, 2020 8:45:27 AM
Communication Breakdowns in the Digital Front

After months of coping with the world changing at a rapid pace, discussions with coworkers, clients, and other professionals, the consensus seems to be the same issue: Staying productive and focused.

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Topics: Not-for-Profits, For-Profit Entities, Construction, Professional Services, #COVID-19News

SALT 'Workaround' Approved by IRS

Posted by NJCPA on Nov 10, 2020 11:09:13 AM
SALT 'Workaround' Approved by IRS

The IRS today issued Notice 2020-75, which announces rules to be included in forthcoming proposed regulations. Specifically, the proposed regulations will clarify that state and local income taxes imposed on and paid by a partnership or S corporation on its income are allowed as a deduction by the partnership or S corporation in computing its non-separately stated taxable income or loss for the taxable year of payment, and therefore are not subject to the state and local tax deduction limitation for partners and shareholders who itemize deductions.

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Topics: Government Entities, Not-for-Profits, For-Profit Entities, Construction, Professional Services, #COVID-19News