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Tax Planning Guides for Businesses & Individuals (2021-2022)

Tax Planning Guides for Businesses & Individuals (2021-2022)

When considering your optimal tax planning & compliance strategy, business & individual tax payers must account for all current and impending tax code changes. This includes the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the 2019 Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and subsequent stimulus initiatives, as […]

Treasury, IRS guidance on reporting qualified sick & family leave wages

AAFCPAs would like make clients aware that the Treasury Department and the IRS issued guidance to employers about reporting on Form W-2 the amount of qualified sick and family leave wages paid to employees for leave taken in 2021. The notice provides guidance under recent legislation, including: the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), as […]

Treasury, IRS Provide Additional Guidance on Employee Retention Credit, Including for the Third and Fourth Quarters of 2021

Treasury, IRS Provide Additional Guidance on Employee Retention Credit, Including for the Third and Fourth Quarters of 2021

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service issued further guidance on the employee retention credit, including guidance for employers who pay qualified wages after June 30, 2021, and before January 1, 2022, and additional guidance on miscellaneous issues that apply to the employee retention credit in […]

What Taxpayers Need to Know About the Child Tax Credit

As part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the IRS increased the amount of the Child Tax Credit and plans to issue up to 50% of the credit in the form of monthly advanced payments beginning July 15, 2021. Taxpayers may claim the remaining credit when they file their 2021 income tax return. […]

IRS Guidance Issued on Change in Useful Life for 2020 Tax Returns

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that the IRS recently released long awaited guidance detailing how a taxpayer must change the method of computing depreciation to provide a 30-year recovery period under the alternative depreciation system (ADS) for some properties controlled by a business that started renting before 2018. Rev. Proc. 2021-28 explains how […]

Estimated Tax Payments, Due June 15, May be Paid Online

As a reminder, the U.S. tax system operates on a pay-as-you-go basis. For estimated tax purposes, a year has four payment periods. Taxpayers must make a payment each quarter. For most people, the due date for the first quarterly payment is April 15. The next payments are due June 15 and Sept. 15, with the […]

IRS Offers Safe Harbor for Claiming PPP Loan Deductions

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that the IRS has recently released a revenue procedure (Rev. Proc. 2021-20) that provides a safe harbor for certain businesses claiming Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan deductions. The Rev Proc is applicable for taxpayers that received a PPP loan but did not deduct certain otherwise deductible expenses paid […]

You Snooze, You Lose. Preserve Wealth Before Legislation Eliminates Opportunities

As you know, AAFCPAs anticipated changes on the horizon to the Estate Tax Exemption. On March 25, 2021, Senator Bernie Sanders introduced legislation called “For the 99.5% Act,” which, if passed, would establish a new progressive estate tax rate structure on the top 0.5% of Americans who inherit over $3.5 million in wealth. It is […]