Inflation Reduction Act Expands Deductions for Energy-Efficient Construction

Mitigating the adverse effects of climate change is one of the primary targets of the recently enacted Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). To that end, the legislation is packed with tax incentives, including the significant expansion and extension of two tax deductions for energy-efficient construction. The changes to the Section 179D deduction for commercial buildings and the…

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Federal Tax News for Individuals

1. Tax Breaks for Home Energy Conservation Upgrades The Clean Vehicle Credit for electric vehicles is getting a great deal of attention, but the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) also includes many new or revised home energy improvement related tax credits. For example, the credit previously known as the Residential Energy Efficient Property (REEP) Credit is…

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2022 Q4 Tax Calendar: Key Deadlines for Businesses and Other Employers

Here are some of the key tax-related deadlines affecting businesses and other employers during the fourth quarter of 2022. Keep in mind that this list isn’t all-inclusive, so there may be additional deadlines that apply to you. Contact us to ensure you’re meeting all applicable deadlines and to learn more about the filing requirements. Note:…

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Inflation Reduction Act Expands R&D Payroll Tax Credit

When President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law in August, most of the headlines covered the law’s climate change and health care provisions. But the law also enhances an often overlooked federal tax break for qualifying small businesses, including a payroll tax credit for R&D activities. The IRA more than doubles the…

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Federal Tax News for Individuals

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Read five headlines in Federal Tax News for Individuals.
1. Receiving Money from “Crowdfunding” May Come with a Tax Bill
2. Court Upholds the IRS Rejection of an Offer in Compromise
3. Beware of Various Tax-Related Scams
4. How the IRS Whistleblower Program Works
5. Is Your Hobby Actually a Business?

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Year-End Tax Planning Ideas for Your Small Business

Now that Labor Day has passed, it’s a good time to think about making moves that may help lower your small business taxes for this year and next. The standard year-end approach of deferring income and accelerating deductions to minimize taxes will likely produce the best results for most businesses, as will bunching deductible expenses…

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If You’re Hiring, Take a Look at Veterans

Despite widespread fears of recession in recent months, hiring remains strong in the United States. Employers added 528,000 jobs in July 2022 and many organizations seeking new workers are having trouble filling positions. If your organization or business has open slots, you might want to look to military veterans. This demographic can have a harder…

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Clean Vehicle Credit Comes with Caveats

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) includes a wide range of tax incentives aimed at combating the dire effects of climate change. One of the provisions receiving considerable attention from consumers is the expansion of the Qualified Plug-in Electric Drive Motor Vehicle Credit (IRC Section 30D), now known as the Clean Vehicle Credit. While the expanded credit seems…

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Inflation Reduction Act Provisions of Interest to Small Businesses

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), signed into law by President Biden on August 16, contains many provisions related to climate, energy and taxes. There has been a lot of media coverage about the law’s impact on large corporations. For example, the IRA contains a new 15% alternative minimum tax on large, profitable corporations. And the…

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IRS Offers Penalty Relief for 2019, 2020 Tax Years

While the recently announced student loan debt relief has captured numerous headlines, it’s estimated that another federal relief program announced on the same day will provide more than $1.2 billion in tax refunds or credits. Specifically, IRS Notice 2022-36 extends penalty relief to both individuals and businesses who missed the filing deadlines for certain 2019 and/or 2020…

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