Month: January 2023

New York City pass-through entity tax Opt-In

Pass-Through Entity Tax (PTET): Due Dates & Important Info

The New York State pass-through entity tax (PTET) and New York City pass-through entity tax (NYC PTET) have many upcoming due dates and deadlines. We’ve put the most important PTET information in one place below to help you meet any PTET responsibilities.

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Reporting Foreign Income for US Tax Payers

Reporting Foreign Income for U.S. Taxpayers

If you are living or working outside the United States, you generally must file and pay your tax in the same way as people living in the U.S. This includes people with dual citizenship.

In addition, U.S. taxpayers with foreign accounts exceeding certain thresholds may be required to file Form FinCen114, known as the “FBAR,” as well as Form 8938, also referred to as “FATCA.”

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Russo CPA Getting Ready for the 2023 Tax Filing Season; Filing your 2022 return promises to be complicated.

Getting Ready for the 2023 Tax Filing Season

Filing your 2022 tax return promises to be just as complicated as always; however, there are steps that taxpayers can take right now to ensure their tax filing experience goes smoothly. Let’s take a look at what’s new for 2022 and some key items taxpayers should consider before they file.

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Standard Mileage Rates for 2023

Standard Mileage Rates for 2023

Beginning on January 1, 2023, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be as follows. These rates apply to electric and hybrid-electric automobiles, as well as gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles.

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Russo CPA shares 2023 Tax Code changes for individuals

Individual Taxpayers: Tax Changes for 2023

Every year, it’s a sure bet that there will be changes to current tax law, and this year is no different. From standard deductions to health savings accounts and tax rate schedules, here’s a checklist of tax changes to help you plan the year ahead.

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Russo CPA tax experts explain new Third-party payments requirements for taxpayers, and recent payment delay rationale

Reporting of $600 Third-party Payments Delayed

Due to concerns regarding the implementation timeline, reporting thresholds for third-party settlement organizations that were set to take effect on January 1, 2023, have been delayed. As such, third-party settlement organizations will not be required to report tax year 2022 transactions on a Form 1099-K to the IRS or the payee for the lower, $600 threshold amount enacted as part of the American Rescue Plan of 2021.

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Watch Out for Holiday Gift Card Scams

There’s never an off-season when it comes to scammers and thieves who want to trick people into scamming them out of money, stealing their personal information, or talking them into engaging in questionable behavior with their taxes. While scam attempts typically peak during tax season, taxpayers need to remain vigilant all year long. As such, it is once again time to remind taxpayers that while gift cards make great presents for loved ones, they cannot be used to pay taxes.

Nonetheless, that doesn’t stop scammers from targeting taxpayers by asking them to pay a fake tax bill with holiday gift cards. Scammers may also use a compromised email account to send emails requesting gift card purchases for friends, family, or co-workers.

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Russo CPA tax professionals explain highlights of the Secure 2.0 Act of 2022

Highlights of the Secure 2.0 Act of 2022

The $1.66 trillion Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 was signed into law on December 29, 2022 by President Biden. Included in the 4,155 page bill is the SECURE Act 2.0 of 2022, which contains a number of tax provisions relating to …

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Tax Tips Image: Neatly stacked pennies in an ascending line. Russo CPA Tax Tips 2022

Tax Credit for Hiring Long-term Unemployed Workers

With many businesses facing a tight job market, employers should know about a valuable tax credit available to them for hiring long-term unemployment recipients and other groups of workers facing significant barriers to employment. If your business is hiring right now, the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) may help.

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