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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How to Get Ready for Your Tax Accountant

It’s almost that time of year again…tax season! While it may still feel like you have plenty of time to prepare, planning ahead can help ensure that you file an accurate return and avoid potential delays in the processing of any refund you might be due. How

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Tax Provisions in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

While the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 (IIJA) is primarily a bill that improves roads, bridges, and transit, as well as authorizing additional funding for energy, water, and broadband improvement, there are some tax-related provisions included. Employee Retention Credit Changes The Employee Retention Tax Credit

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