Entries by admin-wxc

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IRS Reminds Taxpayers of Special $300 Charity Deduction without Itemizing

The CARES Act includes several temporary tax changes helping charities, including the special $300 deduction designed especially for people who choose to take the standard deduction, rather than itemizing their deductions. The Internal Revenue Service says there is a new tax provision for taxpayers that will allow more people to easily deduct up to $300 […]

Get Ready for Taxes: Steps to take now to make tax filing easier in 2021

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today encouraged taxpayers to take necessary actions this fall to help file federal tax returns timely and accurately in 2021. This is the second in a series of reminders to help taxpayers get ready for the upcoming tax filing season. A special page, updated and available on IRS.gov, outlines […]

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IRS reminds businesses to e-file payroll tax returns

WASHINGTON — The next quarterly payroll tax return due date is October 31, and the Internal Revenue Service urges business owners to use the speed and convenience of filing the returns electronically. Deposits made by Monday, November 2, however, would still be considered timely as October 31 is a Saturday. IRS Forms 940, 941, 943, 944 or […]

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A Distributed Workforce Can Bring Tax Savings for Businesses

Businesses could be saving money on local taxes without even realizing it. With more companies making remote work a permanent option, a more distributed workforce will be the norm moving forward. Not only does it provide tremendous flexibility for employees, allowing them to work wherever suits them best, but it also allows companies to take a […]

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IRS provides tax inflation adjustments for tax year 2021

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the tax year 2021 annual inflation adjustments for more than 60 tax provisions, including the tax rate schedules and other tax changes. Revenue Procedure 2020-45 PDF provides details about these annual adjustments. Highlights of changes in Revenue Procedure 2020-45 The Consolidated Appropriation Act for 2020 increased the amount of the […]

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68% of Businesses Plan to Rehire Laid Off Staff within 6 Months

According to a new survey, close to 70 percent of organizations who have furloughed or laid off employees during the COVID-19 pandemic will back-fill roles that were eliminated (68%), even with hiring freezes (40%) being the most important cost saving initiative to organizations during the pandemic to-date. Nearly 9 in 10 of those saying they […]

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Home Values Growing in Most U.S. Markets

Pressure from this summer’s housing inventory shortage caused U.S. home values to rise sharply in August. They are up 0.7% from July to $256,663, the biggest month-over-month increase in nearly seven years, according to the August Zillow Real Estate Market Report. Home value growth accelerated last month in 48 of the 50 largest markets and was relatively […]

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IRS adds six more forms to list that can be signed digitally; 16 now available

WASHINGTON — On August 28, the IRS announced that it would temporarily allow the use of digital signatures on certain forms that cannot be filed electronically. Today, the agency added several more forms (PDF) PDF to that list. The IRS made this decision to help protect the health of taxpayers and tax professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic. The change will […]