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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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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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Estimated Tax Payments: The Facts

Estimated tax is the method used to pay tax on income that is not subject to withholding, including income from self-employment, interest, dividends, alimony, rent, and gains from the sale of assets, prizes, and awards. You also may have to pay estimated tax if the amount of income tax being withheld from your salary, pension, or other income is not enough.

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Repaying Deferred Social Security Tax

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act allowed self-employed individuals and household employers to defer the payment of certain Social Security taxes on their Form 1040 for tax year 2020 over the next two years. Half of the deferred Social Security tax is due by December 31, 2021, and the remainder is due by December 31, 2022.

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