IRS Statement about second Economic Impact Payments

January 5, 20201 Get My Payment tool. The IRS updated the Get My Payment tool with information related to the second round of Economic Impact Payments. There is currently heavy demand on the tool given the large number of payments going out and people using the tool. While the IRS has been able to deliver …

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New IRS Efforts to Destroy Tax Deductions for PPP Paid

From what we know, when lawmakers originally passed the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), they thought that under its provisions ·  you did not pay taxes on the forgiveness amount, and ·  you also could deduct the expenses that you paid with the PPP money. Fly in the Ointment In late April, the IRS issued Notice 2020-32, which asserts that PPP loan recipients may not deduct business expenses paid using the PPP monies that gave rise to …

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Five Things to Know About Employing Your Spouse

 Hiring your spouse to work as an employee in your business can save you big on taxes. The savings can be particularly great if you are a sole proprietor or have a single-member LLC taxed as a sole proprietorship or as a partnership (as long as your spouse is not a partner). But this arrangement …

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Oregon IDA Tax Credits Now Available

You can receive an Oregon state tax credit for 90% of your contribution when you donate by check, wire transfer, credit card or stock transfer. Individual Development Accounts, or IDAs, are matched savings accounts that change the financial futures of qualifying Oregonians with lower incomes. Participants build financial skills such as budgeting and saving while …

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2020 Last-Minute Year-End Medical Plan Strategies

All small-business owners with one to 49 employees should have a medical plan in their business. Sure, the tax law does not require you to have a plan, but you should. Most of the tax rules that apply to medical plans are straightforward when you have fewer than 50 employees. And then there’s a great …

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2020 Last-Minute Year-End Retirement Deductions

The clock continues to tick. Your retirement is one year closer. You have time before December 31 to take steps that will help you fund the retirement you desire. Take a few minutes to review the four retirement plan tax-reduction strategies in this article. You might find several thousand dollars (and maybe much more) in …

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2020 Last-Minute Vehicle Purchases to Save on Taxes

Do you need a replacement business car, SUV, van, or pickup truck? 2. Do you need tax deductions this year? If you answered yes to both questions, you need to examine this article and get ready to smile. Thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) tax reform, you can write off the cost of a vehicle purchase faster than …

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2020 Last-Minute Year-End Tax Deductions for Existing Vehicles

November  2020 2020 Last-Minute Year-End Tax Deductions for Existing Vehicles It’s time to examine your existing business and personal (yes, personal) cars, SUVs, trucks, and vans for some profitable year-end business tax deductions. In this article, we will first look at your prior and existing business vehicles that you or your pass-through business owns. Then, …

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