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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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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Why an LLC Might Be the Best Choice of Entity for Your Business

The business entity you choose can affect your taxes, your personal liability and other issues. A limited liability company (LLC) is somewhat of a hybrid entity in that it can be structured to resemble a corporation for owner liability purposes and a partnership for federal tax purposes. This duality may provide you with the best…

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The Inflation Reduction Act Includes Wide-Ranging Tax Provisions

The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have passed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). President Biden is expected to sign the bill into law shortly. The IRA includes significant provisions related to climate change, health care, and, of course, taxes. The IRA also addresses the federal budget deficit. According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO),…

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Is Your Business Required to Report Employee Health Coverage?

As you’re aware, certain employers are required to report information related to their employees’ health coverage. Does your business have to comply, and if so, what must be done? Basic rules Certain employers with 50 or more full-time employees (called “applicable large employers” or ALEs) must use Forms 1094-C and 1095-C to report the information…

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Federal Tax News for Businesses

1. Proposed Tax Credits for Chip Manufacturers Bipartisan support in Congress for a (limited) tax bill? It’s true! The pared-down CHIPS Act, which would provide tax credits for companies to invest in semiconductor manufacturing, has support from lawmakers in both parties. The $50 billion bill would provide a 25% tax credit for U.S. businesses that…

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