Disaster Relief Payments

Qualified disaster relief payments received by an employee can be excluded from gross income under the Internal Revenue Code Section 139 Once President Trump declared COVID-19 and the Oregon Wildfires a national disaster under the Robert Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, and the IRS’s interpretation of the declaration for other tax purposes, it…

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Payroll Tax Holiday

You have probably been hearing about the Payroll Tax Holiday executive order signed by President Trump earlier this month. We finally received a little guidance from Treasury on August 29th, via notice 2020-65 (follow this link to the notice: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/n-20-65.pdf ). However, there are still a lot of unanswered questions, and we are urging all…

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New Tax Legislation

Last week, congress passed new tax legislation. Among the important provisions, some of the taxpayers effected by this legislation include: those who itemize for medical and dental expenses, or mortgage insurance premiums; have tuition & fees deductions; investors in empowerment zones; solar, business and non-business energy efficient property purchasers; employers providing Family and Medical Leave;…

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It’s the end of another year, and with it come changes in payroll tax reporting and withholding rates. The following information will be effective for all payroll paid after December 31, 2019. Additionally, we are providing some reminders to help get through the 2019 annual reporting process. PAYROLL REMINDERS Remember to add health insurance for…

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As year-end approaches, each business should consider the many opportunities that might be lost if year-end tax planning is not explored. A business may want to consider several general strategies, such as use of traditional timing techniques for delaying income recognition and accelerating deductions. A business should also consider customized strategies tailored to its particular…

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