Understanding the Food/Beverage Tax Deduction

The IRS set out the guidelines of what is and what is not considered a restaurant, for the purposes of the 100% food and beverages deduction for certain businesses that ordered through a restaurant in 2021 and 2022. Normally, this deduction is not allowed; however, a new regulation states that this disallowance under Code Sec.… Read more »

IRS Extends Additional Tax Deadlines

After several states declared a tax filing extension, the IRS announced other tax deadline extension to be pushed to the same May 17, 2021 date. According to the IRS, the following areas with the original 4/15 deadline have been affected: Contributions to IRAs and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) 2017 Unclaimed Refunds Foreign Trusts and Estates… Read more »

Face Masks, Other PPE to Prevent Spread of COVID-19 Are Tax Deductible

The IRS announced that the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE), such as masks, hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes, for the primary purpose of preventing the spread of COVID-19 are considered deductible medical expenses. The amounts paid for PPE are also eligible to be paid or reimbursed under health flexible spending arrangements (health FSAs), Archer… Read more »

IRS Releases New COVID-19 Employer Tax Credits

The IRS has revealed new COVID-19 tax credits for employers of any size, including those that are tax-exempt organizations. For wages paid from March 13, 2020 through December 31, 2020, an employer can receive a refundable tax credit of 50% up to $10,000 in qualified wages paid to an employee. It also includes related and… Read more »