Federal Tax News

The Per Diem Rates for 2021-2022 Are Announced The IRS has announced the special per diem rates, which are effective Oct. 1, 2021. Taxpayers may use these per diem rates to substantiate the amount of expenses for lodging, meals and […]

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Considering Long-Term Care Insurance? Here’s What You Should Know

The cost of an insurance policy is mainly based on the probability that you'll file a claim while the coverage is in force. That's why long-term care policies generally have higher premiums than life insurance. But is that a reason to buy it? Finding the answer requires some digging and reflection on your part, but it's worth the effort. Here's more.

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Federal Tax News

The deadline for the third 2021 estimated tax payment is coming up on September 15. Changes in the economy brought by COVID-19 include a new crop of self-employed persons, such as gig-economy workers. Like most people with income that isn't […]

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Following Up on Coronavirus-Related Distributions from IRAs

Last year, many people decided to take tax-favored coronavirus-related distributions from traditional IRAs under the CARES Act. This was a great way to obtain needed cash if you were adversely affected by the pandemic. But the tax reporting for these distributions and any subsequent recontributions can be confusing. Here's an overview of the rules and strategies to help you get the best federal income tax results

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Deadline Coming: Follow Up on Your PPP Loans

Have you taken advantage of the federal Payroll Protection Plan (PPP) loan program? If so, you may be counting on all or part of that loan to be forgiven like a federal grant. An important deadline is looming that you'll need to meet for your loan to be forgiven. If you miss that deadline, you'll need to repay your loan in full, plus interest, by the maturity date. Here are the details on how to apply for forgiveness and survive an audit of your PPP loan.

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Federal Tax News

Advance child tax credit (CTC) payment recipients can still opt out even if they start receiving payments. The IRS began sending out payments or depositing them in bank accounts on July 15. The IRS announced that families can use its […]

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