If you have medical expenses and you pay Medicare premiums, you know it can be expensive to get the coverage you want. But if you qualify, you can deduct the cost of premiums, along with other medical expenses, on your tax return. Here are the rules.
On June 5, 2020, the President signed into law the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act after it passed the Senate with a unanimous vote. The bill drafted by the House extends certain provisions of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to provide small businesses with relief in the timeframe and use of their PPP loan funds.[ … ]
If you’re married and you don’t work outside the home, you still may be able to contribute to an IRA. Here are the rules for spousal IRAs.
There are many advantages to Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). Here are a few of them, along with the HSA inflation-adjusted amounts for the 2021 calendar year.
Do you want to save for retirement on a tax-advantaged basis? It’s not too late to make 2019 IRA contributions (if you’re eligible) just because it’s 2020. And this year, the IRS extended the deadline three months due to COVID-19. Here are the rules and who can make contributions.
Stimulus checks are already arriving in mailboxes and bank accounts, but not everyone who receives a stimulus check needs the money. Part of the recent CARES Act, these stimulus checks include $1,200 for single filers or $2,400 for joint filers, plus $500 for each dependent child under age 17. The amount of the payment is[ … ]
If you’re like most Americans, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has led to many questions. Health issues are of utmost concern but you may also have many financial questions. Here are some answers.
As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, your business may be using independent contractors to keep costs low. But you should be careful that these workers are properly classified for federal tax purposes. If the IRS reclassifies them as employees, it can be an expensive mistake. The question of whether a worker is an[ … ]
Updated Information – 5/13/2020 SBA issues new guidance on PPP loan necessity certification The CARES Act includes loan forgiveness provisions for loans received under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The exact details are not yet clear. However, the Small Business Administration (SBA) has promised clarification of the forgiveness provisions at a future date. This Q&A[ … ]
The IRS recently published FAQs that clarify payment of the employer’s share of FICA from March 27, 2020 through December 31, 2020. In the IRS FAQs (linked below), the IRS has clarified that all employers may defer payment of the Employer’s share of FICA (i.e. the 6.2%) for deposits and payments otherwise due beginning March[ … ]