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Congress expands small business COVID-19 relief

Keith Orr

Posted By: Keith Orr

Posted April 24, 2020 / No comments

Congress and the Trump administration have struck a deal on another piece of legislation, the latest in a series of federal measures intended to provide relief in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The $484 billion legislation, which is being referred to as the Interim Stimulus Plan, amends the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic

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The IRS announces new COVID-19-related assistance for taxpayers

Cynthia Petschke

Posted By: Cynthia Petschke

Posted April 13, 2020 / No comments

The IRS and the U.S. Department of Treasury have announced new relief for federal taxpayers affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The IRS had already extended certain deadlines to file and pay federal income taxes and estimated tax payments due April 15, 2020, without incurring late filing penalties, late payment penalties or interest. The additional

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COVID-19 stimulus package offers relief to affected individual taxpayers

Timothy King

Posted By: Timothy King

Posted April 1, 2020 / No comments

To help mitigate the financial and health crises related to the coronavirus (COVID-19), on Friday, March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the largest economic relief package in modern U.S. history. The $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) is intended to shore up the country on multiple fronts and

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CARES Act provides COVID-19 pandemic relief to businesses

Robert Tighe

Posted By: Robert Tighe

Posted March 30, 2020 / No comments

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) represents the third phase of Congress’s legislative efforts to address the financial and health care crisis resulting from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In addition to providing relief to individuals and mustering forces to shore up the medical response, the CARES Act includes numerous provisions intended

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CARES Act will provide billions of dollars of relief to individuals, businesses, state and local governments, and the health care system

Robert Tighe

Posted By: Robert Tighe

Posted March 27, 2020 / No comments

After extensive negotiations between the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate and the White House, an agreement has been reached on a massive stimulus bill to address the financial and health care crisis resulting from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As of this writing, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) has

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The filing deadline for Illinois income tax returns has been extended

Robert Tighe

Posted By: Robert Tighe

Posted March 25, 2020 / No comments

The Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) is following the federal government in providing special tax filing and payment relief to individuals and businesses in response to the COVID-19 Outbreak. The filing deadline for Illinois income tax returns has been extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020.   This filing and payment relief includes:

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The IRS announces that income tax payments due April 15 can be deferred to July 15, regardless of the amount

Tighe, Kress & Orr.

Posted By: Tighe, Kress & Orr.

Posted March 23, 2020 / No comments

The IRS and the U.S. Treasury Department have been making a series of announcements to provide tax relief in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. After previously announcing that taxpayers could defer making federal income tax payments up to certain limits for three months, the IRS has now announced that taxpayers can postpone payments

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What you need to know about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Tighe, Kress & Orr.

Posted By: Tighe, Kress & Orr.

Posted March 20, 2020 / No comments

President Trump has signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Among other things, the new law temporarily requires certain employers to provide expanded paid sick and family leave for employees affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Employers’ increased costs will be offset by new tax credits, which also may be available to self-employed

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BREAKING: U.S. Treasury Secretary now says tax filing deadline is moved to July 15

Tighe, Kress & Orr.

Posted By: Tighe, Kress & Orr.

Posted March 20, 2020 / No comments

U.S. Treasury Department Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced that the 2019 income tax filing deadline will be moved to July 15, 2020 from April 15, 2020, because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. At President Trump’s direction, Mnuchin announced on Twitter, “we are moving Tax Day from April 15 to July 15. All taxpayers and businesses will

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The IRS extends the federal income tax payment deadline

Posted By: Amanda Glasby

Posted March 19, 2020 / No comments

After U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s announcement that the deadline for paying federal income taxes would be extended, the IRS released guidance on March 18 outlining the details. IRS Notice 2020-17 follows up on President Trump’s Emergency Declaration that, among other things, instructed Mnuchin to provide relief from tax deadlines for taxpayers adversely affected by

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