Posts Tagged ‘IRS’

Is the Offer In Compromise program a tax scam?

  • May 25th, 2021
  • David Greene
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The Offer in Compromise program is not a scam.  However, scammers use the promise of an Offer to scam you.  There are a lot of scams being run today, one of which states that the promoter can settle your back…

Does working from home change tax implications for businesses and employees?

  • May 11th, 2021
  • David Greene
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An employee’s work from home status will change certain tax implications for both employer and employee. While home office expenses have not been allowed as a deduction for employees since 2018, this year employers can help employees by buying equipment…

Will my severance pay from my employer be taxed?

  • May 4th, 2021
  • David Greene
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Severance pay is generally treated the same as ordinary income, i.e. wages or salary.  This is because the IRS treats it as final payment of income due to the employee or sometimes unused vacation day or sick day pay. However,…

I would like to set up an Installment Agreement to pay my delinquent taxes. Does the IRS have to accept my Agreement at whatever amount I am willing to pay per month?

  • April 28th, 2021
  • David Greene
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The IRS will accept your Installment Agreement request without your furnishing your financial information only if the following conditions are met: 1) the total owed is less than $50,000.00; 2) the taxpayer has filed all required returns for the past…

What are the most common mistakes made on a tax return?

  • April 20th, 2021
  • David Greene
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Here are the most common mistakes the IRS sees from self-prepared returns: (1) Math errors – be sure to check your math twice; (2) Misspelled name or changed name not updated (be sure the name on the return matches the…

Are stimulus checks taxable? What if you don’t receive it?

  • April 8th, 2021
  • David Greene
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If you have not received your check, first be sure you are eligible.  Eligibility is based on your earnings as shown on your 2019 return.  For a single person, if your Adjusted Gross Income is more than $87,000, you are…

What are the IRA contribution and withdrawal rules for 2020?

  • April 6th, 2021
  • David Greene
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First I want to let everyone know that the 2020 tax return filing deadline has been extended until May 17.  The CARES Act changed many rules related to IRAs for 2020.  First one can withdraw up to $100,000 without incurring…

Highlights of the relief bill signed by President Trump in December.

  • March 10th, 2021
  • David Greene
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The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 signed by the President on December 27 is a very comprehensive relief law but here are some of the highlights: (1) It provides a $600 stimulus check for eligible individuals, which have already been issued;…

What to know about gifting stock to a charity.

  • March 3rd, 2021
  • David Greene
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There are many alternative ways to donate other than money.  One I want to discuss today is the gift of stocks.  If you have been holding some stocks for a good while they have probably increased in value with substantial…

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