The IRS issued guidance on how employers should report qualified sick and family leave paid to employees under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
Advocacy & Tax Relief
This article summarizes business and individual tax provisions of the CARES Act, emergency legislation designed to speed relief to employers and individuals who are struggling due to the COVID- 19 pandemic.
Taxpayers with qualified property must act to take advantage of changes to the treatment of qualified improvement property, which is now eligible for bonus depreciation. Here are some considerations for taxpayers and their advisers.
Carefully review Notice 2020-23 for the full scope of filing relief granted by the IRS in response to hardships caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Taxpayers can exclude from gross income a discharge of qualified principal residence indebtedness before Jan. 1, 2021; under the CARES Act, certain taxpayers may also request forbearance from foreclosure on their residence.
The IRS issued guidance clarifying that a deduction is disallowed for expenses for payroll costs, mortgage interest, rent, utilities, and other interest on debt obligations to the extent they are being reimbursed by loans forgiven under the Paycheck Protection Program.
The CARES Act enacted a recovery rebate tax credit to help individual taxpayers through the economic disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. This article discusses strategies to lower a taxpayer’s 2020 AGI to avoid a phaseout of the credit and other strategies for maximizing the credit a taxpayer receives.
The CARES Act creates several opportunities for businesses to shore up cash flow.
Partnerships must weigh the benefits of amending returns now that administrative hurdles have been removed.
The IRS announced that it will not further postpone federal tax filing and payment deadlines beyond July 15.
Right now, some basic tax planning ideas can make a significant difference in reducing income tax, thereby increasing cash flow and even creating tax refund opportunities.
The IRS provides relief for taxpayers who had already taken required minimum distributions (RMDs) in 2020 before the CARES Act suspended the RMD requirement for 2020 in response to the coronavirus pandemic and its effect on taxpayers and the stock market.
The People First Initiative provides taxpayers relief on a variety of issues ranging from easing payment guidelines to postponing compliance actions.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IRS further postponed the 180-day deadline to invest in a qualified opportunity fund from July 15, 2020, to Dec. 31, 2020, extended other deadlines, and relaxed some qualified investment rules.
Practitioners must carefully review Notice 2020-23 to understand the full scope of filing relief granted by the IRS in response to hardships caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
IRS issues Form 7200 for advance payment of employer tax credits, explains employee retention credit
The IRS issued a new form and instructions for employers to use to obtain advance payments of three tax credits that were created to help businesses cope with the coronavirus pandemic.
To allow those partnerships to take advantage of the beneficial tax provisions in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, the IRS is allowing partnerships to file amended returns for 2018 or 2019.
Responding to the pandemic crisis and calls from practitioners, IRS issues broader tax deadline relief
The IRS granted relief for a broad array of tax filing and payment deadlines that fall between April 1 and July 15, expanding on previous relief, as requested by the AICPA.
This article explains the procedures for making adjustments to previously filed partnership returns, a process that changed significantly with the creation of the centralized partnership audit regime.
This article discusses some procedural and administrative quirks that have emerged with the new tax legislative, regulatory, and procedural guidance related to COVID-19.