Augusta Rule

Tax Loophole: The Augusta Rule

Did you know that you can rent out your home for up to 14 days per year without needing to report the rental income on your individual tax return? Section 280A(g), more commonly known as the Augusta Rule, applies to any taxpayer who owns a home in the United States as long as your home…

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Employee Retention Credit

Employee Retention Credit: Up To $26,000 Per Employee From The IRS? Yes, Please.

The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) has been infusing small to mid-sized businesses with cash across the country since it was passed under the CARES Act, to encourage businesses to keep their employees on payroll. Qualifying employers can receive up to $26,000 per employee from this program, yet many businesses have not yet taken advantage of the ERC…

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IRS Letters ()

Information Letters From The IRS Are Going Out

The Internal Revenue Service has announced that it will be issuing information letters to Advance Child Tax Credit recipients. Letters started going out in December 2021, and to recipients of the third round of the Economic Impact Payments they will be mailed at the end of January. Using this information when preparing a tax return…

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IMG

Employee Retention Credit Axed for Fourth Quater

The Employee Retention Credit, which has been infusing businesses with cash that have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, is due to be terminated three months earlier than hoped. The legislation known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which will soon likely be signed into law, ends the Employee Retention Credit as of September…

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ADA Compliance

IRS Pays $5,000 for Website Accessibility

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on disability. Most business owners know that they need to comply with standards providing reasonable access and accommodation for disabled clients, customers, and employees in their place of business. Did you know that ADA compliance extends to your…

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California Comes Through!

California Comes Through!

After months of anticipation, Governor Newsom announced this week that California will conform with IRS regulations making deducibility of PPP Loans and EIDL Grants nontaxable. The bill, AB 80, took effect immediately after being signed by the governor, allowing deductions for California businesses that have experienced at least a 25% drop in gross receipts in…

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Economic Relief Continues

Economic Relief Continues

With Covid-19 cases down significantly in California and restrictions on businesses lifting, there is still a long way to go to get our businesses back to pre-pandemic success. Thankfully, the Small Business Administration (SBA) is continuing to offer businesses help to carry them through. The SBA has increased the maximum amount small businesses and nonprofits…

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IRS Extends Tax Deadline ()

Good News/Bad News – Tax Deadline Extended

Good news! The IRS has formally announced that the 2020 filing deadline for individual taxpayers has been extended from April 15 to May 17, 2021. Individual taxpayers can now wait until May 17 to make income tax payments without accruing penalties and interest. Bad news: The deadline extension does not apply to estimated income tax…

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