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Tax

IRS Extends Tax Relief to Victims of Hurricane Ian by Tony Gutierrez, CPA


Posted on October 03, 2022 by Anthony Gutierrez

The IRS has extended until Feb. 15, 2023, various tax-filing and tax-payment deadlines for individuals and businesses recently impacted by Hurricane Ian, which made landfall on Florida’s west coast on Sept. 28, 2022. The postponed deadline applies automatically to taxpayers with homes or businesses located anywhere in the state of Florida. Taxpayers eligible for this relief […]

Remember Your Pets in Your Estate Plan by Sarah Gaymon, CPA


Posted on September 27, 2022 by Sarah Gaymon

In 2007, multi-millionaire hotelier Leona Helmsley made headlines when she passed away leaving $12 million to her dog Trouble. Today, it is commonplace for pet owners to specify in their wills how they wish their furry friends to be cared for financially and physically long after they are gone. In fact, all U.S. states and […]

IRS Clarifies Rules for Withdrawals from Inherited IRAs by Joanie Stein, CPA


Posted on September 13, 2022 by Joanie Stein

The 2019 passage of the SECURE Act ushered in a new rule requiring certain beneficiaries of inherited individual retirement accounts (IRAs) to empty those accounts and pay the taxes due within 10 years of an original owner’s death. While the law made it clear that non-spouse beneficiaries cannot stretch out withdrawals from inherited accounts over […]

Rewards, Risks in Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program by Angie Adames, CPA


Posted on September 08, 2022 by Angie Adames

On August 24, 2022, the Biden administration announced a three-point plan to cancel student loan debt for millions of eligible Americans and to extend the suspension of required federal student loan repayments that began at the start of the COVID pandemic. It is important taxpayers recognize that the plan does come with some restrictions and […]

There’s Still Time for Businesses to Claim Employee Retention Tax Credits by Andrew Leonard, CPA


Posted on August 19, 2022 by Andrew Leonard

Although it has been two years since Congress introduced the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERC) to help businesses and non-profits keep workers employed through the COVID-19 pandemic, many qualifying entities failed to claim the credits on their 2020 and 2021 tax returns. The good news is there’s still time for employers to request a retroactive […]

UPDATED – What Does the Inflation Reduction Act Mean to Taxpayers? by Richard Cabrera, JD, LLM, CPA


Posted on August 12, 2022 by Richard Cabrera

The Inflation Reduction Act signed into law on Aug. 16, 2022, represents an investment of more than $430 billion in new federal spending to combat climate change, reduce consumers’ healthcare costs and lower the deficit. To help raise the revenue required to accomplish these goals, the bill includes a package of tax reforms impacting consumers […]