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  • August 29, 2009

IRS advises that improperly forgiven Paycheck Protection Program loans are taxable

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service recently issued guidance addressing improper forgiveness of a Paycheck Protection Program loan (PPP loan). The guidance confirms that, when a taxpayer’s loan is forgiven based upon misrepresentations or omissions, the taxpayer is not...

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  • September 22, 2022

Every taxpayer has the right to retain representation when working with the IRS

Taxpayers have the right to retain an authorized representative of their choice to represent them when they are dealing with the IRS. They also have the right to seek assistance from a Low Income Taxpayer Clinic if they cannot afford...

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  • September 19, 2022

Got a letter or notice from the IRS? Here are the next steps

When the IRS needs to ask a question about a taxpayer’s tax return, notify them about a change to their account, or request a payment, the agency often mails a letter or notice to the taxpayer. Getting mail from...

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  • September 16, 2022

People who still haven’t filed a 2021 tax return should file electronically to avoid these common mistakes

Summer is winding down and the filing deadline for people who requested an extension is quickly approaching. Everyone who still needs to file a 2021 tax return should do so as soon as possible. Don’t wait until the deadline...

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  • September 14, 2022

$1.2 billion in IRS penalty relief refunds coming for certain 2019 and 2020 tax returns

To help struggling taxpayers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the IRS recently issued Notice 2022-36, which provides penalty relief to most people and businesses who filed certain 2019 or 2020 returns late. To qualify for this relief, any eligible...

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  • September 13, 2022

Help wanted? Businesses that are hiring should know about the work opportunity tax credit

Businesses hanging up their Help Wanted signs should be sure to check out the work opportunity tax credit. This credit encourages employers to hire workers certified as members of any of ten targeted groups facing barriers to employment. The...

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  • September 7, 2022

IRS: Sept. 15 is the deadline for third quarter estimated tax payments

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers who pay estimated taxes that the deadline to submit their third quarter payment is Sept. 15, 2022. Taxpayers not subject to withholding, such as those who are self-employed, investors or retirees,...

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  • September 6, 2022

IRS Provides Update on Unprocessed Returns

As of Aug. 19, the IRS had 8.7 million unprocessed individual tax returns that were submitted in 2022, but continues to open mail within its normal timeframes, according to an update posted to the IRS’s website Aug. 29. The...

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  • September 2, 2022

Parents can boost their back-to-school budget by claiming tax credits and refunds

Summer is slipping away and another school year is starting. As kids head back to the classroom, parents are ticking items off the school supply list. If they want to boost their back-to-school budgets, parents and guardians should make...

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  • August 31, 2022

Understanding federal tax obligations during Chapter 13 bankruptcy

Bankruptcy is a last resort for taxpayers to get out of debts. For individuals, the most common type of bankruptcy is a Chapter 13. This section of the bankruptcy law allows individuals and small business owners in financial difficulty...

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  • August 30, 2022

COVID tax relief: IRS provides broad-based penalty relief for certain 2019 and 2020 returns due to the pandemic; $1.2 billion in penalties being refunded to 1.6 million taxpayers

WASHINGTON  ̶  To help struggling taxpayers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Internal Revenue Service today issued Notice 2022-36,which provides penalty relief to most people and businesses who file certain 2019 or 2020 returns late. The IRS is also...

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  • August 24, 2022

What business owners need to do when closing their doors for good

There are a few things business owners need to do before they close their business. Of course, they need to fulfill their federal tax responsibilities. It’s also important to notify the IRS of their plans. Business owners must take...

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  • August 22, 2022

After disaster strikes, getting copies of important records can help people rebuild their lives

Picking up the pieces after a natural disaster can be challenging. Fire or flood may have destroyed personal and financial records, including records needed to recover disaster-related losses. People may need documentation for tax purposes, federal assistance programs or...

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  • August 22, 2022

Understanding taxpayer rights: Every taxpayer has the right to privacy

The privacy of America’s taxpayers is paramount at the IRS. The right to privacy is one of ten rights the Taxpayer Bill of Rights gives all taxpayers. Taxpayers have the right to expect that any IRS inquiry, examination, or...

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  • August 18, 2022

Tax Court Offers Relief to Innocent Spouse

by Ken Berry When clients file a joint tax return with their spouse, they are “jointly and severally” liable for the tax payments. This means that the IRS can come after either one of them, or both, if they owe...

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  • August 17, 2022

Taxpayers should be sure to have all their info before going to a tax pro

Taxpayers using a professional tax preparer should make sure they have all their information readily available before their appointment. Collecting their information and getting copies of any missing documents before taxpayers sit down to prepare their return is critical...

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  • August 16, 2022

College students should study up on these two tax credits

Anyone pursuing higher education, including specialized job training and grad school, knows it can be pricey. Eligible taxpayers who paid higher education costs for themselves, their spouse or dependents in 2021 may be able to take advantage of two education...

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  • August 15, 2022

Tax Court Approves Vehicle Deductions for Side Gig

by Ken Berry Do you client have a “side hustle” going on in addition to your full-time job? If you qualify, you may deduct certain expenses incurred by the self-employed business, including costs attributable to your vehicle. The recent...

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  • August 12, 2022

New school year reminder to educators; maximum educator expense deduction rises to $300 in 2022

WASHINGTON – As the new school year begins, the Internal Revenue Service reminds teachers and other educators that they’ll be able to deduct up to $300 of out-of-pocket classroom expenses for 2022 when they file their federal income tax...

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  • August 11, 2022

Security Summit: Identity Protection PINs provide an important defense against tax-related identity theft

WASHINGTON – The Security Summit partners today encouraged tax professionals to increase their efforts to inform clients about the IRS Identity Protection PIN Opt-In Program to help protect people against tax-related identity theft. The IP PIN serves as a...

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  • August 9, 2022