The COVID-19 pandemic created unprecedented problems for businesses that were required to shut down or limit operations. The government responded by enacting the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, which created the Paycheck Protection Program and the Employee Retention Credit.
Are your employees really employees, or are they actually independent contractors? It's not just semantics; the IRS makes a stark distinction. You don't generally have to withhold or pay any taxes on payments to independent contractors, as you do with employees. If you're a business owner hiring or contracting with other individuals to provide services, consider the following:
January 1 signaled the start of the new year as well as the start date for a number of new laws, rules, and regulations. Among them is one that will impact business owners utilizing third-party network payment providers, such as PayPal, Venmo, and Zelle.
The IRS has announced that taxpayers can now file their Form 1040-X, Amended U.S Individual Income Tax Return, electronically using available tax software products. This form is used to amend various versions of Form 1040.
The 2021 tax landscape was filled with headlines about new, possible, and pending legislation. When the year ended, taxpayers were left with many questions about what taxes would look like in 2022. For now, the Build Back Better Act is on hold, and many provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 expired, including some that may be extended retroactively. The following article lists some of the more far-reaching of these provisions, but keep in mind that it is not a definitive list.
When people think of trust funds, they think of large estates and dynastic wealth. For most people, the conventional wisdom goes, estate planning doesn't have to go beyond making a will. But actually, even people of modest means may find a trust an essential part of an estate plan. Below are a few scenarios when a trust becomes essential.
If you're taking care of adult children, relatives or parents, you know that this can create an additional financial strain. To ease it, the IRS offers a credit for dependents who are too old to qualify for the child tax credit.
Business owners need to make choices on their 2021 taxes regarding the Paycheck Protection Program and the Employee Retention Credit. Both were enacted to help businesses stay in operation during the lockdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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