IRS Suspension of Certain Taxpayer Notices

Receiving a notice from the IRS is often a stressful and intimidating experience. What makes it even worse, however, is when a taxpayer cannot easily speak with an IRS representative to get it resolved or is unable to get a timely response to any correspondence sent to

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Learning About S Corporation Shareholder Basis

General Definition If you have ownership in an S corporation, it is important to have a general understanding of basis. This number called “basis” increases and decreases with the activity of the company. The IRS defines it as the amount of a shareholder’s investment in the business for

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Form 7203 – S Corporation Shareholder Basis

Form 7203 is a new form developed by IRS to replace the Shareholder’s Stock and Debt Basis worksheet that has previously been generated as part of returns for S corporation shareholders in most tax software programs. While this worksheet was not a required form and was provided

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Mortgage Interest Credit for First-Time Homebuyers

With the cost of home ownership on the rise, it is important for first-time homebuyers to be aware of certain possible benefits available to help with affordability. One of these is the Section 25 mortgage interest credit, which can be claimed on a taxpayer’s Federal tax return

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529 Plans

What is a 529 Plan? A 529 Plan is an investment account that offers tax benefits when used to pay for qualified education expenses.  Investments grow tax free and withdraws are tax- and penalty-free as long as they are used to pay for eligible expenses. Most states

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New Research & Development Credit Documentation Requirements

In the fall of 2021, the IRS released guidance regarding new documentation requirements for companies looking to claim a Research & Development (R&D) credit refund. The extra documentation requirement is effective beginning in January 2022, and the information must be submitted with the annual tax return. The

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Understanding Your IRS Notice

Dealing with the IRS can be stressful! There are taxpayers who receive an IRS notice and because they are so fearful, they will pay the notice without verifying the accuracy. The IRS may not have all the facts, so do not pay anything without checking the details.

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Business Meals Deduction for 2021-2022 Tax Years

As an incentive to help restaurants recover economically due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress has temporarily allowed that expenses for business-related meals are 100 percent tax deductible from January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2022.  After that date, the federal tax deduction for business-related meals will return

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IRS 2022 Limits

Each year, the IRS adjusts tax rates, standard deduction amounts, and other limits to account for tax law updates and cost-of-living adjustments. Currently for 2022, there are seven tax brackets: 10%, 12%, 24%, 32%, 35%, and 37%. Your filing status (example: single, married filing jointly, head of

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