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Everything You Need for the 2020-2021 Tax Season

Tax season is here. But with major paper delays and a giant backlog of unopened returns at the IRS, as well as several COVID-19 stimulus payments to account for, 2021 is set to be another unusual year for taxpayers. Even during “normal” years, taxes are inherently stressful. This tax season could be even harder thanks […]

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Business Meals are 100% Deductible in 2021 and 2022

Go ahead, schedule that lunch meeting. Business meals are 100% deductible in 2021 and 2022. The new policy comes as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA, 2021), a bill that combines the $900 billion COVID-19 stimulus package signed in December with a larger omnibus spending plan for the 2021 fiscal year. In an […]

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Can W-2 Employees Deduct Work-From-Home (WFH) Expenses on their 2020 Tax Returns?

Recently, I’ve had several W-2 clients call with the same question: can I deduct my work-from-home expenses from my taxable income? The COVID-19 pandemic has led many of us to work-from-home (WFH) in order to protect ourselves and our co-workers. That means we’re incurring expenses we wouldn’t normally pay in an office setting: electricity, internet, […]

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Bet on GameStop (GME) Stock? Here’s How Your Earnings (or Losses) are Taxed

Millions of Americans took to the markets this week and took on Wall Street — united under the unlikely flag of GameStop (GME) stock. The buying frenzy began online, organized on a Reddit forum called Wall Street Bets. Spurred on by the internet hype, small-time investors from across the country bought GME stock, sending the […]

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Everything you need to know about the new IRS Form W-4

In 2020, the IRS decided to make major changes to its Form W-4, the form employers use to calculate their employees’ tax withholdings. But don’t let these changes overwhelm you. Here’s what you need to know about the overhauled W-4: New W-4: No More Withholding Allowances The IRS has decided to eliminate withholding allowances from […]

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5 Steps to Take Before Jan 1 to Save On Your Taxes

The tax rates are going down next year, so a deduction now is worth a lot more than it will be in 2018. On top of that, several popular deductions are disappearing next year or getting substantially limited. But if you act now, you can get the tax savings you had hoped to take in 2018 for your 2017 return. […]

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The Crypto-Currency Act of 2020 in Congress Sets More Clear Bounds for Crypto-Property

The federal regulation of cryptocurrency and other crypto-assets is an issue of major significance. Slowly but surely, the federal government and its many agencies have taken note of the growth of cryptocurrency and have attempted to exercise control and authority. We’ve discussed, for instance, the IRS’ public statements on the taxation of bitcoin and other […]

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Tax Deductions You May Not Know About

What is a tax deduction exactly? Simply, tax deductions lower your taxable income; this plays to your favor as the lower your taxable income is, the more cash you get to keep in your pocket when you go to pay taxes. There are deductions for all sorts of things; here are 8 tax deductions you […]

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