With keeping in view the disruptions caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, the IRS has extended the Continuity Safe Harbor applicable to renewable energy production tax credit (PTC) and investment tax credit (ITC). This gives renewable energy developers more time to complete their projects. The IRS notice also provides a 3½ Month Safe Harbor for services…

With the coronavirus pandemic still raging on, taxes might not be on the top of your mind. However, this might be the best time to look for financial benefits that can ease some of your burdens during these challenging times. The coronavirus crisis has impacted our financial institutions and the IRS as well. That is…

The coronavirus pandemic has caused the IRS to delay its report to the Congress regarding reforms in the agency. Presently, the IRS has its hands full with sending out coronavirus stimulus checks, processing returns, and issuing refunds. A few weeks back, the tax agency had to recall 10,000 employees from the office for “mission-critical functions”…

Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC), or Employee Retention Credit, is a refundable tax credit that allows employers to reduce their employment taxes. Considering the struggle many small and medium-sized businesses are facing due to the Coronavirus pandemic, this tax credit is an effort to provide some financial relief to them. Employers whose employment tax deposits…

The IRS has announced that the agency will suspend most collection activities starting March 30, 2020, till July 15, 2020. The IRS is struggling with managing many of its essential services during the coronavirus pandemic. With the tax filing extended until July 15, 2020, the IRS will need to concentrate its efforts on processing returns…

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) of the U.S. Small Business Association (SBA) is a loan that helps businesses retain their employees during the coronavirus pandemic. SBA is forgiving loans of those employers who keep all their employees on the payroll for eight weeks and use the money for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities. According…

Stimulus checks have reached millions of Americans and more are underway. Most people are spending this money on essentials such as food and paying bills. The question that many of those who received stimulus payments are asking is – Are these stimulus checks taxable? The answer is no. Stimulus payments you receive are not counted…

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the case of CIC Services vs. the IRS, where CIC Services had challenged the IRS notice 2016-16 on its micro-captive transactions where the IRS had identified certain micro-captive transactions as having potential for tax evasion or avoidance. The IRS had also labelled these as “transactions of interest” reportable…

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, even taxpayers who usually filed a paper return are now forced to file it digitally. Though e-filing is faster and more convenient than paper filing, those who are not aware of tax scams such as identity theft are more vulnerable than ever when filing digitally. Now that the April 15th…

The deadline to file and pay federal income taxes has been extended to July 15, 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak. With this extension, those who have not yet filed may consider the options they have to pay their taxes. Taxpayers can pay their tax bill using debit card or credit card. However, employers’ federal…

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