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

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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

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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

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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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Extension of Tax Payment Deadline Announced

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Posted March 18, 2020 / No comments

Breaking News: In an afternoon press conference yesterday, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced a plan to extend the April 15 tax payment deadline for individuals and many businesses by 90 days.  You are still required to file your tax returns by April 15th unless you decided to extend your return. Official details have not been

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Message to our valued clients and friends of the firm about COVID-19

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Posted March 18, 2020 / No comments

To our valued clients and friends of the firm: Amid the rapid progression of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the disruptions it has caused, Tighe, Kress & Orr, PC remains committed to providing highly responsive and exemplary service to our clients. In addition, safeguarding the health of our clients, our people, and the communities where we

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House passes bill to provide coronavirus relief; Senate expected to act this week

Robert Tighe

Posted By: Robert Tighe

Posted March 17, 2020 / No comments

Several arms of the federal government have taken, or are weighing, significant steps to help the country deal with the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the implications for individuals and businesses. On March 14, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan 110-page bill that has received support from President Trump and, as

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Do you run your business from home? You might be eligible for home office deductions

Posted By: Amanda Glasby

Posted February 24, 2020 / No comments

If you’re self-employed and work out of an office in your home, you may be entitled to home office deductions. However, you must satisfy strict rules. If you qualify, you can deduct the “direct expenses” of the home office. This includes the costs of painting or repairing the home office and depreciation deductions for furniture

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Take steps to curb power of attorney abuse

Robert Tighe

Posted By: Robert Tighe

Posted February 14, 2020 / No comments

A financial power of attorney can be a valuable planning tool. The most common type is the durable power of attorney, which allows someone (the agent) to act on the behalf of another person (the principal) even if the person becomes mentally incompetent or otherwise incapacitated. It authorizes the agent to manage the principal’s investments,

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The tax aspects of selling mutual fund shares

Timothy King

Posted By: Timothy King

Posted February 11, 2020 / No comments

Perhaps you’re an investor in mutual funds or you’re interested in putting some money into them. You’re not alone. The Investment Company Institute estimates that 56.2 million households owned mutual funds in mid-2017. But despite their popularity, the tax rules involved in selling mutual fund shares can be complex. Tax basics If you sell appreciated

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