COVID-19 Unemployment Questions and Answers

Over the past several weeks, millions of Americans have lost their job due to the coronavirus. In response to this unprecedented level of unemployment, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which provides individuals and businesses financial relief caused by the pandemic. If you find yourself among the millions of newly […]

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Ensure You Receive Your Stimulus Payment

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the government is sending $1,200 to single taxpayers with income less than $75,000 ($98,000 with phaseouts). $2,400 is being sent to married taxpayers with income less than $150,000 ($198,000 with phaseouts). An additional $500 is being sent for each child under the age of 17. The payments are based […]

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Overview of 2020 Coronavirus Tax Changes

COVID-19 has changed everyone’s schedule, including the government’s. As we wrote about last month, there have been a number of tax-related changes made this year in response to the pandemic. There have been so many changes, in fact, that we thought it might be helpful to provide an overview of the key changes that have […]

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act for Employers

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which was recently signed into law, requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions […]

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Economic Impact Payments FAQ

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service announced on March 30 that distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the following three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. However, some seniors and others who typically do not file returns will need to submit a simple tax […]

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IRS Adjusts Compliance Efforts Due to COVID-19

To help people facing the challenges of COVID-19 issues, the Internal Revenue Service recently announced a new program to assist taxpayers by providing relief on a variety of issues ranging from easing payment guidelines to postponing compliance actions. This new program, called the “IRS People First Initiative”, is meant to help people facing uncertainty over […]

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Tax Deadlines Moved to July 15

The April 15 federal income tax filing due date has been moved to July 15, the U.S. Treasury Department and IRS recently announced. Here is what you need to know: The due dates for all tax payments normally due April 15 have been pushed back 90 days to July 15, regardless of the amount owed. […]

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Elect for Tax Savings

When completing their income tax return, taxpayers can make certain choices or elections that can really impact the amount of tax that’s due. Here are a few common examples that can create tax savings opportunities if you elect the correct option. Tax filing status. Typically, filing a joint tax return instead of filing separately is […]

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Ease the Pain of Repaying Student Loans

Recent college graduates are graduating with record-setting levels of debt from student loans, reaching a total of $1.5 trillion in 2019. Fortunately, there are ways to get some relief from this debt and take advantage of a few tax breaks at the same time. Here are four ways you can reduce the strain of repaying […]

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