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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!

Click here to read more!

Small businesses have until May 31 to apply for a forgivable loan

On Tuesday, President Biden signed into law a two-month extension of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) one day before the coronavirus relief fund was poised to expire, giving small businesses until May 31 to apply for a forgivable loan. Click here for more details.

IRS to recalculate taxes on unemployment benefits…

Dear Clients & Friends, the IRS has announced that they will start sending out the refunds in May for recalculated unemployment returns that have been filed. Click here to read more.

As always, please feel free to reach out to your H&S tax professional with any questions!

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.

Click here for all the details!

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.