2020 Refund Schedule: How Long Do I Have to Wait Until I Get My Tax Refund?

The Treasury Department and the IRS have officially extended the federal income tax filing due date from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020. At this time, refunds are still being processed on schedule according to the United States Department of Treasury. The IRS started accepting returns on January 27th, 2020. Most refunds will be issued by the IRS in less …

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IRS offers guidance for farmers on small-business tax break

The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department released guidance Friday to help farmers deal with a provision of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and reduce their taxes by leveraging a tax break for small businesses. The 2017 tax law included a provision that exempts small business taxpayers from the capitalization rules under Section …

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Start or review an accountable plan

Employee reimbursements need careful compliance. Employees, including business owner/employees, often are required to pay expenses out of pocket on behalf of their employer or business. In most cases, they do so either expecting to be reimbursed or, until the end of 2017, expecting to claim the expenditures as a miscellaneous itemized deduction (above a threshold …

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New Withholding Process Made Official

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service have issued their proposed regulations updating the federal income tax withholding rules, bringing them in line with the changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The regulations have been published in the Federal Register. In general, the regulations are designed to usher the revamped Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Certificate, …

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Final rules determine maximum vehicle values

The IRS finalized the rules for maximum vehicle values under the cents-per-mile valuation rule and the fleet-average valuation rule after the law known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act increased those values to $50,000, adjusted for inflation. Consistent with the substantial increase in the dollar limitations on depreciation deductions under Sec. 280F(a), the regulations …

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Gig Economy Income Can Affect a Taxpayer’s Bottom Line

From Uber to AirBnB, Lyft to TaskRabbit, more Americans are getting involved in the gig economy. Whether their involvement is just a side hustle or the main event, taxpayers can find income earned in this way can affect their tax returns—and it’s not always in a positive way. The Internal Revenue Service says a little …

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Thousands of New Non-Profits Not Following Federal Law

An audit by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) has found that nearly 10,000 new tax-exempt organizations failed to follow federal law to notify the IRS of their formation. Penalties, the auditors conclude, may be reserved for all but the most egregious laggards. Why Was the Audit Done? On Dec. 18, 2015, the …

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W2 & 1099 Deadline and Penalties

W-2 Deadlines for 2019 The following table will help you to remember all the W-2 deadlines for sending W-2 forms to the employees and for paper filing or e-filing them with the SSA. Form W-2DeadlineIssuing W-2 Forms to the employeesJanuary 31, 2020Filing to SSA by MailJanuary 31, 2020Filing to SSA ElectronicallyJanuary 31, 2020 W-2 Penalties …

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