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Inflation Reduction Act expands valuable R&D payroll tax credit

Timothy King

Posted By: Timothy King

Posted September 30, 2022 / No comments

When President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law in August, most of the headlines covered the law’s climate change and health care provisions. But the law also enhances an often overlooked federal tax break for qualifying small businesses. The IRA more than doubles the amount a qualified business can potentially claim as

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Clean Vehicle Credit comes with caveats

Robert Tighe

Posted By: Robert Tighe

Posted September 7, 2022 / No comments

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) includes a wide range of tax incentives aimed at combating the dire effects of climate change. One of the provisions receiving considerable attention from consumers is the expansion of the Qualified Plug-in Electric Drive Motor Vehicle Credit (IRC Section 30D), now known as the Clean Vehicle Credit. While the expanded credit seems

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IRS offers penalty relief for 2019, 2020 tax years

Keith Orr

Posted By: Keith Orr

Posted August 31, 2022 / No comments

While the recently announced student loan debt relief has captured numerous headlines, it’s estimated that another federal relief program announced on the same day will provide more than $1.2 billion in tax refunds or credits. Specifically, IRS Notice 2022-36 extends penalty relief to both individuals and businesses who missed the filing deadlines for certain 2019 and/or 2020

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The Inflation Reduction Act includes wide-ranging tax provisions

Cynthia Petschke

Posted By: Cynthia Petschke

Posted August 15, 2022 / No comments

The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have passed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). President Biden is expected to sign the bill into law shortly. The IRA includes significant provisions related to climate change, health care, and, of course, taxes. The IRA also addresses the federal budget deficit. According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO),

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CHIPS Act poised to boost U.S. businesses

Timothy King

Posted By: Timothy King

Posted August 5, 2022 / No comments

The Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors for America Act (CHIPS Act) was recently passed by Congress as part of the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022. President Biden is expected to sign it into law shortly. Among other things, the $52 billion package provides generous tax incentives to increase domestic production of semiconductors, also

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Businesses: Act now to make the most out of bonus depreciation

Robert Tighe

Posted By: Robert Tighe

Posted July 21, 2022 / No comments

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) significantly boosted the potential value of bonus depreciation for taxpayers — but only for a limited duration. The amount of first-year depreciation available as a so-called bonus will begin to drop from 100% after 2022, and businesses should plan accordingly. Bonus depreciation in a nutshell Bonus depreciation has

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Standard business mileage rate will increase for the second half of 2022

Cynthia Petschke

Posted By: Cynthia Petschke

Posted June 15, 2022 / No comments

The IRS recently announced that it’ll increase the standard mileage rate for qualified business driving for the second half of 2022. The adjustment reflects the soaring cost of gasoline this year. In fact, as of June 13, the nationwide average price of regular unleaded gas was $5.01 a gallon, according to the AAA Gas Prices

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Congress eyes further retirement savings enhancements

Keith Orr

Posted By: Keith Orr

Posted April 19, 2022 / No comments

In 2019, the bipartisan Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE Act) — the first significant legislation related to retirement savings since 2006 — became law. Now Congress appears ready to build on that law to further increase Americans’ retirement security. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Securing a Strong Retirement Act

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PTE Payments Due April 18th

Timothy King

Posted By: Timothy King

Posted April 8, 2022 / No comments

The first installment of Pass-through Entity (PTE) estimated tax payments for 2022 are due by 4/18/2022. You may need to take action if this already hasn’t been addressed and want to take advantage of this tax benefit. Please reach out to your TKO representative if you have questions regarding your potential PTE tax liability for Illinois or

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Defined-value gifts: Plan carefully to avoid unpleasant tax surprises

Robert Tighe

Posted By: Robert Tighe

Posted March 10, 2022 / No comments

For 2022, the federal gift and estate tax exemption has reached its highest level ever. In fact, you can transfer up to $12.06 million by gift or bequest without triggering federal transfer taxes. This is a limited time offer, however, as the exemption amount is scheduled to drop to $5 million (adjusted for inflation) in

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