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How can your business benefit from the Consolidated Appropriations Act?

Cynthia Petschke

Posted By: Cynthia Petschke

Posted January 7, 2021 / No comments

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA) was signed into law in late December. The sprawling legislation contains billions of dollars in additional stimulus funding in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as numerous unrelated provisions. Let’s take a closer look at the provisions that are most likely to affect your company’s bottom line.

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The COVID-19 relief law: What’s in it for you?

Timothy King

Posted By: Timothy King

Posted January 5, 2021 / No comments

The new COVID-19 relief law that was signed on December 27, 2020, contains a multitude of provisions that may affect you. Here are some of the highlights of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, which also contains two other laws: the COVID-related Tax Relief Act (COVIDTRA) and the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act (TCDTR). Direct

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Consider reevaluating your tax plans based on the outcome of the presidential election

Timothy King

Posted By: Timothy King

Posted November 18, 2020 / No comments

Now that Joe Biden has been projected as the winner of the presidential election by major news outlets,* you may wonder if your federal taxes will be affected. President-elect Biden campaigned on a broad agenda, including a pledge to roll back many of President Trump’s tax policies. In response to the Tax Cuts and Jobs

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Year-End Tax Strategies

Tighe, Kress & Orr.

Posted By: Tighe, Kress & Orr.

Posted November 12, 2020 / No comments

Now, as year-end approaches, is a good time to think about planning moves that may help lower your tax bill for this year and possibly next. Year-end planning for 2020 takes place during the COVID-19 pandemic, which in addition to its devastating health and mortality impact has widely affected personal and business finances. New tax

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What do the 2021 cost-of-living adjustment numbers mean for you?

Keith Orr

Posted By: Keith Orr

Posted November 2, 2020 / No comments

The IRS has announced its 2021 cost-of-living adjustments to tax amounts that might affect you. Many increased to account for inflation, but some remained at 2020 levels. As you implement 2020 year-end tax planning strategies, be sure to take these 2021 adjustments into account in your planning. Also, keep in mind that, under the Tax

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Year-end tax planning strategies must take business turbulence into account

Cynthia Petschke

Posted By: Cynthia Petschke

Posted October 28, 2020 / No comments

Election years often lead to uncertainty for businesses, but 2020 surely takes the cake when it comes to unpredictability. Amid the chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic, the resulting economic downturn and civil unrest, businesses are on their yearly search for ways to minimize their tax bills — and realizing that some of the typical approaches

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Unusual year steers year-end tax strategies

Timothy King

Posted By: Timothy King

Posted October 22, 2020 / No comments

Like so many things this year, the recommended practices for your annual end-of-the-year tax planning reflect the COVID-19 pandemic and its far-flung effects. The economic impact, as well as federal relief packages like the CARES Act, may render some tried-and-true strategies for reducing your income tax liability less advisable for 2020. Adding to the uncertainty

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The tax rules for deducting the computer software costs of your business

Stephen Leazzo

Posted By: Stephen Leazzo

Posted October 3, 2020 / No comments

Do you buy or lease computer software to use in your business? Do you develop computer software for use in your business, or for sale or lease to others? Then you should be aware of the complex rules that apply to determine the tax treatment of the expenses of buying, leasing or developing computer software.

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Compare and contrast: How do the Republican and Democratic tax plans differ?

Robert Tighe

Posted By: Robert Tighe

Posted October 1, 2020 / No comments

With the presidential election only weeks away, many people are beginning to pay closer attention to each candidate’s positions on such issues as the COVID-19 pandemic, health care, the environment and taxes. Among their many differences, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden have widely divergent tax proposals. Their stances could have a

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Tax implications of working from home and collecting unemployment

Timothy King

Posted By: Timothy King

Posted September 15, 2020 / No comments

COVID-19 has changed our lives in many ways, and some of the changes have tax implications. Here is basic information about two common situations. 1. Working from home. Many employees have been told not to come into their workplaces due to the pandemic. If you’re an employee who “telecommutes” — that is, you work at

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