Credits

Advance child tax credits

The newly expanded child tax credit creates opportunities for advising clients on direct payment opt-outs and avoiding surprises on 2021 tax returns.

FAQs address ARPA credits

The IRS has posted two sets of FAQs that explain changes to the child and dependent care credit and to the sick and family leave credits made by the American Rescue Plan Act.

ARPA expands tax credits for families

The American Rescue Plan Act made significant changes to the child tax credit and child and dependent care credit for the 2021 tax year, making the credits larger for most taxpayers and more widely available.

IRS posts ARPA credit FAQs

The IRS has posted two sets of FAQs that explain changes to the child and dependent care credit and to the sick and family leave credits made by the American Rescue Plan Act.

American Rescue Plan Act enacts many tax provisions

The $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill that passed Congress contained many tax provisions, including changes to the child tax credit, making certain unemployment benefits tax-free in 2020, and a $1,400 recovery rebate credit for many individuals.

2021 child tax credit, EITC, and premium tax credit limits updated

The IRS issued guidance on the amount of and limitations on the child tax credit, earned income tax credit, and premium tax credit available for taxpayers for the 2021 tax year as a result of changes to those provisions enacted by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, P.L. 117-2.

IRS explains new treatment of excess premium tax credits

The IRS said it would not require taxpayers who received excess advance premium tax credits for 2020 to file Form 8962, Premium Tax Credit, after the American Rescue Plan Act retroactively exempted those amounts from being taxed.

Tax provisions in the American Rescue Plan Act

The stimulus bill passed by the House contains many tax provisions, including a new round of economic stimulus payments, tax credits for COBRA continuation coverage, and expansions of the child tax credit, the earned income credit, and the child and dependent care credit.

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DEDUCTIONS

Business meal deductions after the TCJA

This article discusses the history of the deduction of business meal expenses and the new rules under the TCJA and the regulations and provides a framework for documenting and substantiating the deduction.

TAX RELIEF

Quirks spurred by COVID-19 tax relief

This article discusses some procedural and administrative quirks that have emerged with the new tax legislative, regulatory, and procedural guidance related to COVID-19.