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New Round of Stimulus Payments Authorized

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, which was signed into law on December 27, 2020, directs the Department of the Treasury to deliver additional Economic Impact Payments (known more popularly as “stimulus payments”) to U.S. citizens and residents. These payments are generally $600 for singles and $1,200 for married couples filing a joint return. In addition, […]

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New Law Permits Deduction of PPP Expenses

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, signed into law on December 27, 2020, specifies that business expenses paid with forgiven PPP loans are tax-deductible. This supersedes previous IRS guidance which stated that these expenses could not be deducted. The Appropriations Act clarifies that “no deduction shall be denied, no tax attribute shall be reduced, and no […]

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New COVID-19 Relief Bill Signed Into Law

On December 27, President Trump signed into law the COVID-19 relief bill that was passed by Congress on December 21, 2020. The legislation, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, extends weekly benefits for unemployed workers, and provides more than $300 billion in aid for small businesses. It also ensures tax deductibility for business expenses paid with […]

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Tax Savings for Non-Itemizers

A common misconception in tax filing is that those who use the Standard Deduction instead of itemizing deductions have few additional benefits available to reduce their tax bill. This is often not the case. Should you take the standard deduction or itemize? Every taxpayer can take the Standard Deduction to reduce their income. However, if […]

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What to Do When Closing a Business

Closing a business is never an easy decision to make. Nonetheless, it’s sometimes necessary and not all that uncommon. If you find yourself in this situation, there are number of steps you should take to shut down your business in an orderly manner and ensure that the IRS knows that your business should no longer […]

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