IRS Announces Mid-Year Optional Vehicle Mileage Rate Increase 

Article Highlights: Mid-year Increase Items Included in the Optional Mileage Rate What Can Be Deducted in Addition to the Optional Mileage Rate Switching Methods With gas prices soaring it has been expected the IRS would increase…

The Tax-Filing Deadline Is Drawing Near

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Article Highlights: Extensions  Balance-Due Payments Contributions to Roth or Traditional IRAs Individual Refund Claims for the 2018 Tax Year Missing Information As a reminder to those who have not yet filed their 2021…

Another Rough Tax Season for IRS and Taxpayers?

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Article Highlights: Rough tax season ahead? Avoiding processing delays IRS processing time Don’t procrastinate IRS customer service problems This could be another rough tax season for the IRS and taxpayers. Although this…

The IRS Backlog Is Causing Taxpayer Heartburn

Article Highlights: COVID-19 and Tax-Return Processing Delays Congress Helped to Create the Backlog Taxpayer Advocate’s Assessment Backlog Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the IRS was getting refunds out swiftly and responded…

Did You Get a Letter from the IRS? Don’t Panic.

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Article Highlights: IRS Notices CP Series Notice Automated Notices Frequent Errors ID Theft Penalties and Interest What You Should Do What We Will Do Now that most tax refunds are deposited directly into taxpayers’…

The Tax-Filing Deadline Is Around the Corner

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Article Highlights: Extensions  Balance-Due Payments Contributions to Roth or Traditional IRAs Individual Refund Claims for the 2017 Tax Year Missing Information As a reminder to those who have not yet filed their 2020…
Are Your Unemployment Benefits Taxable?

Are Your Unemployment Benefits Taxable?

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Article Highlights: CARES and COVID Tax Relief Acts Unemployment Benefits American Rescue Plan Tax-Exempt Portion of Unemployment Bogus Forms 1099-G Kiddie Tax and Unemployment States’ Taxation of Unemployment   With…
Required Minimum IRA Distributions Will Resume in 2021

Required Minimum IRA Distributions Will Resume in 2021

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Article Highlights: CARES Act Moratorium RMD Resumptions Age Considerations Figuring out the RMD Amount Penalty for Not Taking an RMD No Maximum Limit IRA-to-Charity Transfers As part of the CARES Act, the requirement…
Unemployment Fraudsters May Create a Tax Nightmare for Unsuspecting Taxpayers

Unemployment Fraudsters May Create a Tax Nightmare for Unsuspecting Taxpayers

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As if this past year with all of its pandemic perils has not been stressful enough, the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Labor has just added to our anxieties by announcing that at least at least $36 billion and possibly…
IRS to Automatically Adjust Prior Filed 2020 Returns with Unemployment Income

IRS to Automatically Adjust Prior Filed 2020 Returns with Unemployment Income

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Article Highlights Prior Filed Returns with Unemployment Income American Rescue Plan’s $10,200 Exclusion IRS Automatic Adjustment Refund Application When an Amended Return Might Be Required The IRS announced on March 31,…