The Employee Retention Credit – Beware of Scammers

The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) is a legitimate, refundable payroll tax credit established under the CARES Act. The ERC was enacted to incentivize businesses to retain employees during a time of economic uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. For 2020, eligible employers are allowed payroll tax credits of 50% of wages paid, up to $10,000 [...]

By |2023-01-05T12:51:18-06:00January 5th, 2023|Tax|Comments Off on The Employee Retention Credit – Beware of Scammers

New Pass-through Entity (PTE) State Taxes

As a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, individuals are generally limited to deducting $10,000 of state and local taxes if itemizing deductions.  State and local taxes include, individual income taxes, real property taxes, and personal property taxes.  Thus, many owners of pass-through entities, such as Partnerships, LLCs, and S Corporations, are unable [...]

By |2023-01-05T12:47:58-06:00January 5th, 2023|Tax|Comments Off on New Pass-through Entity (PTE) State Taxes

2022 Schedule K-2/K-3 Reporting for Partnership and S Corporation Owners

For 2021, IRS added Schedules K-2 and K-3 for Partnerships and S Corporations.  These schedules are an extension of Schedule K and K-1 reporting items of international tax relevance. New domestic filing exception: According to the IRS’s recently released draft instructions for Form 1065 and 1120S Schedules K-2 and K-3, for tax years beginning in [...]

By |2023-01-05T12:43:44-06:00January 5th, 2023|Tax|Comments Off on 2022 Schedule K-2/K-3 Reporting for Partnership and S Corporation Owners

COVID-19 Kansas Retail Storefront Property Tax Relief Act

For certain retail storefronts that were operationally shut down or restricted at their retail storefront by a COVID-19-related order or by an action imposed by Kansas, the COVID-19 Retail Storefront Property Tax Relief Act may be able to provide relief.  The refunds, for property taxes or rent actually paid, are for tax years 2020 and [...]

By |2022-09-12T08:29:21-06:00September 12th, 2022|COVID-19, Tax|Comments Off on COVID-19 Kansas Retail Storefront Property Tax Relief Act

Inflation Reduction Act signed by the President

The Inflation Reduction Act (a scaled-down version of the Build Back Better Act that was introduced in the House in September of 2021), a $430 billion climate, health care, and tax package, was signed by the President this afternoon (August 16, 2022).  The bill also allows the Health Secretary to negotiate prices for prescription drugs [...]

By |2022-08-16T17:45:16-06:00August 16th, 2022|Tax|Comments Off on Inflation Reduction Act signed by the President

$434,000 charitable tax deduction lost because of a few missing words

 $434,000 charitable tax deduction lost because of a few missing words         The IRS continues to remind us how rigid the standards are for charitable tax deductions, and that the absence of a few words before filing the tax return can be disastrous.  In a recent Tax Court decision, a widow donated a collection of [...]

By |2022-08-01T10:54:35-06:00August 1st, 2022|Tax|Comments Off on $434,000 charitable tax deduction lost because of a few missing words

Repaying Deferred Self-Employment and Household Employment Tax

The IRS has sent reminder notices for the upcoming due date for payments of deferred self-employment from 2020 tax returns. Payments of the deferred tax are due half by the end of 2021 and the remaining half by the end of 2022. Background:  The CARES Act created a provision allowing employers, including household employers and [...]

By |2021-12-27T09:19:53-06:00December 23rd, 2021|COVID-19, Tax|Comments Off on Repaying Deferred Self-Employment and Household Employment Tax

Attention Contingency-Fee Attorneys

Attention Attorneys who work on a contingency fee basis. ACTION ITEM – For cash-basis contingency-fee attorneys, consider delaying payment of case expenses until January 1, 2022. One of the provisions in the proposed Build Back Better legislation would allow case expenses to be deducted currently (rather than treating such amounts as loans for tax purposes).  [...]

By |2021-11-18T12:02:17-06:00November 18th, 2021|Tax|Comments Off on Attention Contingency-Fee Attorneys

Infrastructure bill headed to President for enactment eliminates Employee Retention Credit

After several stalls in the House, the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill was passed by Congress very late Friday night (November 5, 2021) and now awaits the President’s signature.  While there are relatively few tax-related provisions in this legislation, more extensive changes are included in the Build Back Better Act (the Reconciliation Bill). One tax provision [...]

By |2021-11-08T16:00:10-06:00November 8th, 2021|Tax|Comments Off on Infrastructure bill headed to President for enactment eliminates Employee Retention Credit

New Guidance on the Employee Retention Credit Benefits Many Companies

In the recently issued Notice 2021-49 (August 4, 2021), the IRS provides guidance for employers claiming the Employee Retention Credit (ERC). Included in the IRS notice is guidance on the definition of related parties’ wages for purposes of claiming the ERC and whether the wages paid to shareholders and their spouses qualify for the credit. [...]

By |2021-08-11T09:06:06-06:00August 11th, 2021|COVID-19, Tax|Comments Off on New Guidance on the Employee Retention Credit Benefits Many Companies
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