Month: May 2020

COVID tax relief

4 Tax-Saving Provisions for S Corporations Under COVID-19

To help your small business, Congress created a lot of new tax-saving provisions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many of my clients own and operate S corporations and expect the tax law to treat them differently, as it does with their health insurance deduction.

Perhaps you, too, would like us to help clarify which of the COVID-19 tax benefits the S corporation owner can use to put cash in his or her pocket. Here’s a list as of 5/6/2020.

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COVID-19 Tax News

Self-Employment COVID-19 Relief and Tax Benefits

If you are in business for yourself—say, as a corporation or self-employed—payroll taxes and self-employment taxes are likely two of your biggest tax burdens.

Here’s some possible good news: Congress decided to give you significant relief from these taxes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ll tell you what relief options are available and whether or not you qualify.

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Tips for Deducting Medical and Dental Expenses

If you, your spouse, or dependents have significant medical or dental costs in 2019, you may be able to deduct those expenses when you file your tax return this year. Here are eight things you should know about medical and dental expenses and other benefits:

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Ready to File? This Tax Records Checklist Will Help

If you’re a taxpayer who has not yet filed their 2019 tax return, you may be getting ready to do so now. One of the first things you will need to do – before visiting your tax preparer – is to gather all of your year-end income documents. Doing so ensures that your tax return is complete and accurate.

Here are some of the documents taxpayers need to have on hand:

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9 Useful Facts About the Adoption Tax Credit

Parents who adopted or started the adoption process during 2019 may qualify for the adoption credit. Generally, the credit is allowable whether the adoption is domestic or foreign. However, the timing rules for claiming the credit for qualified adoption expenses differ, depending on the type of adoption.

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Small Business: Tax Consequences of Crowdfunding

With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, crowdfunding websites such as Kickstarter and GoFundMe have become an increasingly popular way for small business owners to stay afloat. The upside is that it’s often possible to raise the cash you need; the downside is that the IRS considers that money taxable income. Let’s take a closer look at how crowdfunding works and how it could affect your tax situation.

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Deductions wile working from home

What Expenses Can I Write Off Working From Home During the Pandemic?

Robert Russo’s interview in The Daily Beast

A guide to defraying rent and utilities when your office is also your abode.

It’s the question on every sweatpants-clad telecommuter’s mind, right after What should I have for lunch? and Will I get laid off soon?

Can people lucky enough to have jobs but stuck working at home during the pandemic catch a break on rent and utilities for what now amounts to their office?

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