New COVID-19 Relief Bill Signed Into Law

On December 27, President Trump signed into law the COVID-19 relief bill that was passed by Congress on December 21, 2020. The legislation, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, extends weekly benefits for unemployed workers, and provides more than $300 billion in aid for small businesses. It also ensures tax deductibility for business expenses paid withRead more about New COVID-19 Relief Bill Signed Into Law[…]

IRS Confirms Expenses Paid with PPP Loans Not Deductible in 2020

In guidance issued in late November, the IRS confirmed that taxpayers that received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan and that paid eligible expenses with proceeds from that loan cannot deduct those expenses in the tax year in which the expenses were paid if, at the end of that tax year, the taxpayer reasonably expectsRead more about IRS Confirms Expenses Paid with PPP Loans Not Deductible in 2020[…]

Stimulus Check Registration Deadline Extended

The deadline to register for your stimulus check (or more properly, your “Economic Impact Payment”) using the Non-Filers tool has extended to November 21, 2020. If you or a family member typically don’t have to file a tax return and haven’t received an Economic Impact Payment, you should register as quickly as possible using theRead more about Stimulus Check Registration Deadline Extended[…]

What to Know About the Home Office Deduction

Amid this global pandemic, a lot of people find themselves working from home, rather than traveling to an office. Because of this, there is more interest than usual in the home office deduction. Here’s what you need to know. The home office deduction is available to qualifying self-employed taxpayers, independent contractors and those working inRead more about What to Know About the Home Office Deduction[…]

Be Cautious of Temporary Payroll Tax Holiday

A payroll tax holiday effective September 1 was recently signed via a presidential executive order. Payroll tax holidays typically provide forgiveness of Social Security and Medicare taxes that are normally withheld from your paycheck. This year’s tax holiday, however, is not necessarily a forgiveness of Social Security and Medicare taxes, because the order is notRead more about Be Cautious of Temporary Payroll Tax Holiday[…]

Gifts of Stock

If you own shares of stock that have increased in value, one way to avoid a taxable gain is to gift them to another. Although it’s simple in concept, gifting stock does have some tax consequences to consider. Value of the gift When you gift stock there are not one, but two values to consider.Read more about Gifts of Stock[…]