Traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs have been around for decades and the rules surrounding them have changed many times. What hasn’t changed is that they can help you save for retirement on a tax-favored basis. Here’s an overview. Traditional IRAs You can make an annual deductible contribution to a traditional IRA if: You (and your… Read more »
Do you have a child age 17 or older or another dependent? You can’t claim the child credit for such an individual but you may qualify for the credit for other dependents. The maximum credit is $500 for each dependent who meets certain conditions. The person can be a dependent age 17 or older (such… Read more »
The IRS began accepting 2021 individual tax returns on January 24. If you haven’t prepared yet for tax season, here are three quick tips to help speed processing and avoid hassles. Tip 1. Contact us soon for an appointment to prepare your tax return. Tip 2. Gather all documents needed to prepare an accurate return.… Read more »
The IRS is now accepting e-filed Affordable Care Act (ACA) information returns. Forms 1094 and 1095 and transmittals can be electronically filed through the ACA Information Returns system, also known as AIR. These returns provide information about the health coverage that a taxpayer had or was offered in the previous year. Under the ACA, insurance… Read more »
Taxpayers who didn’t receive their third Economic Impact Payment (EIP) may be eligible to claim a 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit on their tax returns based on their 2021 tax year information. The IRS said that individuals may have received their third EIP through initial and “plus-up” payments in 2021. The IRS suggests that taxpayers who… Read more »
The IRS opened the 2021 individual income tax return filing season on January 24. Even if you typically don’t file until much closer to the April deadline (or you file for an extension until October), consider filing earlier this year. Why? You can potentially protect yourself from tax identity theft — and there may be… Read more »
While Congress didn’t pass the Build Back Better Act in 2021, there are still tax changes that may affect your tax situation for this year. That’s because some tax figures are adjusted annually for inflation. If you’re like most people, you’re probably more concerned about your 2021 tax bill right now than you are… Read more »
Anti-fraud controls should be implemented in small businesses to avoid unruly costs and negative effects that can impact the businesses processes and finances.
No date has been set for when taxpayers can begin to electronically file 2021 tax returns, but the IRS said it will be announced in the near future. The season typically begins in late January. Before e-filing can begin, IRS systems must be configured to process the previous year’s returns, and changes to tax forms… Read more »
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