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Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

Congress recently passed “The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act” (also know as CARES Act), which included the “Paycheck Protection Program” (PPP) for small businesses. This program gives small businesses access to short-term cash flow assistance aimed to help deal with the immediate global impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. These loans are made by approved lenders,...
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Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Paid Leave Requirements

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.[1] The Department of Labor’s (Department) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply from...
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Payment Deadline Extended to July 15, 2020

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service are providing special payment relief to individuals and businesses in response to the COVID-19 Outbreak. The filing deadline for tax returns remains April 15, 2020. The IRS urges taxpayers who are owed a refund to file as quickly as possible. For those who can’t file by the April 15, 2020 deadline, the IRS reminds individual...
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Tax-related Identity Theft

Tax-related identity theft occurs when someone uses your stolen Social Security number to file a tax return. You may not even know you’re at risk until it’s too late. How to avoid it and what to do if it happens to you? Protecting yourself from tax id theft...
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Cincinnati, Hartford Payment P.O. Boxes Closing in 2020

The IRS is closing several business payment P.O. Boxes (or Lockbox addresses) in the Cincinnati and Hartford areas beginning July 1. Payments mailed to these closed payment locations will be returned to the sender. No forwarding service will be available. To help ensure timely receipt, check Where to File on irs.gov before mailing your client’s payment. If you receive an IRS payment letter,...
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Connecticut Business Entity Tax Sunset

Public Act 19-117, signed by Gov. Lamont on June 26, 2019, sunsets the $250 biennial Connecticut Business Entity Tax (BET). Does a business entity need to do anything to close its BET registration with DRS? No. DRS will automatically close the business entity’s BET registration after the final return is filed. The final BET return includes the 2017 and 2018 taxable years. If a business...
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Travel Expenses Allowed Without Log Book

Travel Expenses Allowed Without Log BookDownload – Maki, T.C. Summary Opinion 2019-34 In general, travel expenses have strict substantiation requirements. A taxpayer must maintain records that include:– The amount of the expense,– The time and place of travel,– The business purpose of the expense, and– The business relationship between the taxpayer and persons...
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Filing Season for Individuals Opens Jan 27, 2020

IR-2020-02, January 6, 2020 WASHINGTON ― The Internal Revenue Service confirmed that the nation’s tax season will start for individual tax return filers on Monday, January 27, 2020, when the tax agency will begin accepting and processing 2019 tax year returns. The deadline to file 2019 tax returns and pay any tax owed is Wednesday, April 15, 2020. More than 150 million individual tax...
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2020 Standard Mileage Rate

The IRS has released the 2020 standard mileage rates for taxpayers to use in computing the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical, or moving expense purposes. The following chart reflects the new 2020 standard mileage rates compared to the 2018 and 2019 tax year standard mileage rates. 2020 Standard Mileage...
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Inflation Adjusted Amounts for 2020

Each year, a number of provisions in the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) are adjusted for inflation. The IRS recently released the inflation adjusted amounts for 2020. The following chart highlights a number of these adjustments, as they compare to the 2019 and 2018 amounts. Inflation Adjusted Amounts for...
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