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IRS announces two new online tools to help families manage Child Tax Credit payments…

Clients & friends, today the IRS announced two new online tools families can use to help manage their Child Tax Credit payments.

There is now a portal to unenroll from advance payments on the child tax credit. Also note that for those who are married, both spouses will need to unenroll.

For all the details, please click the link below! And as always, feel free to reach out to your CPA or tax professional at H&S with any questions!

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IRS announces further details of tax credits available to help small businesses…

The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department announced further details of tax credits available under the American Rescue Plan to help small businesses, including providing paid leave for employees receiving COVID-19 vaccinations.

The additional details, provided in a fact sheet, spell out some basic facts about the employers eligible for the tax credits. It also provides information on how these employers may claim the credit for leave paid to employees related to COVID-19 vaccinations.

Eligible employers, such as businesses and tax-exempt organizations with fewer than 500 employees and certain governmental employers, can receive a tax credit for providing paid time off for each employee receiving the vaccine and for any time needed to recover from the vaccine. For example, if an eligible employer offers employees a paid day off in order to get vaccinated, the employer can receive a tax credit equal to the wages paid to employees for that day (up to certain limits).

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SBA defers repayment of disaster loans…

The Small Business Administration pushed back the deferment period for all its disaster loans, including the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, until 2022.

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Tax Filing Season Begins February 12th!

The IRS has announced that the 2021 tax filing season will begin on Friday, February 12th. Expecting a refund? Click here to read more on how the IRS plans to speed up the refund process amid the pandemic. Make sure to check out their tips for taxpayers below on how to make filing easier:

To speed refunds and help with their tax filing, the IRS urges people to follow these simple steps:

  • File electronically and use direct deposit for the quickest refunds.
  • Check IRS.gov for the latest tax information, including the latest on Economic Impact Payments. There is no need to call.
  • For those who may be eligible for stimulus payments, they should carefully review the guidelines for the Recovery Rebate Credit. Most people received Economic Impact Payments automatically, and anyone who received the maximum amount does not need to include any information about their payments when they file. However, those who didn’t receive a payment or only received a partial payment may be eligible to claim the Recovery Rebate Credit when they file their 2020 tax return. Tax preparation software, including IRS Free File, will help taxpayers figure the amount.
  • Remember, advance stimulus payments received separately are not taxable, and they do not reduce the taxpayer’s refund when they file in 2021.

You’re invited to a Retirement Planning Seminar!

If you are between ages 58 and 68, it is time to start learning about the rules and deadlines related to Social Security and Medicare supplements. Please join us for a free seminar discussing Social Security: How to Grow from Here, Medicare Choices, & Tax Complications. We welcome you, your friends & your family members who might benefit from this information. Click on the flyer for details, locations, times and RSVP information.

Why Most Chains Use a 4 Week Accounting Period

H&S has experts in restaurant accounting, payroll and taxes – providing busy restaurateurs with solutions to not only survive in this competitive industry, but thrive! Click here to read an article by Jim Laube on Why Most Chains Use a 4 Week Accounting Period

2019 Educational Seminar Series

Join us for a free series of events we are hosting on important financial topics such as Social Security and Medicare options, saving for college, and intergenerational wealth transfer! We welcome you, your friends & your family members who might benefit from this information. Click on the flyer for details, locations, times and RSVP information.

 

CPA's & Business Advisors

Trump Tax Cut Clean Up Signed With $4,900 Personal Exemption

Did you know? Michigan is the first state to enact a law designed to prevent a potential surprise state tax increase of as much as $1.5 billion from President Donald Trump’s tax reform plan. Gov. Rick Snyder signed this legislation, flanked by both legislative leaders and Lt. Gov. Brian Calley on Wednesday.

Click here to read the full article by the Small Business Association of Michigan!

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CPA's & Business Advisors

IRS phone scammers caught!

IRS scams have been a big problem over the past few years, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Luckily, this group of phone scammers were caught!

Just remember that the IRS will never call you and ask you to wire money. They will never email you telling you what you owe. And they will certainly never threaten you!

If you ever have a situation where you are unsure of its legitimacy, please don’t hesitate to call us – we are here to help!

Click here to read the article from the Detroit Free Press

Should you review your taxes now?

We realize it’s only October, and reviewing your taxes is probably the last thing on your mind, but for some types of earners, now may be a good time to do it. Read this article from U.S. News for who should be meeting with their CPA in the fourth quarter and why!

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