New vehicles that qualify for a tax credit

IRC 30D(a) offers a credit to the buyer of an eligible plug-in electric drive motor vehicle. According to the IRS website, the additional models of Audi, MINI and Toyota Prius now qualify for the plug-in electric drive motor vehicle tax credit. The amount of the credit is $2,500 for allowed vehicles purchased after December 31, …

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Transfer tax and foreign items adjust for inflation in 2021

Transfer tax and foreign tax figures are among those that are adjusted annually for cost-of-living increases. Thomson Reuters Checkpoint has calculated these figures for the year 2021 using the chained Consumer Price Index from August 2020. Don’t miss: Reasonable compensation for S-Corporation shareholder employees The annual gift tax exclusion will remain at $15,000 and the …

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Reasonable compensation for S-Corporation shareholder employees

S-Corporations have long been popular due to their single level of taxation as a pass-through entity and the shareholder’s share of the corporation’s net income is not considered self-employment earnings, and therefore, not subject to self-employment tax (15.3% in 2020). However, if the shareholder provides services to the S-Corp, he or she must receive reasonable …

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10 facts about capital gains and losses

The term “capital asset” for tax purposes applies to almost everything you own and use for personal or investment purposes. A capital gain or loss occurs when you sell a capital asset. Don’t miss: Owe money? File your tax return on time even if you can’t pay. Here are 10 facts from the IRS on …

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Owe money? File your tax return on time even if you can’t pay.

The IRS expects every taxpayer to file tax returns and pay their tax obligations in a timely manner. For most, this means by April 15. However, the amount owed can sometimes take you by surprise, and you may not have the necessary cash on hand to pay the full amount of tax by that deadline. …

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Recently moved? Be sure you do this.

When COVID-19 hit the U.S. earlier this year, millions of employees were told to pack up their things and work from home. Without having to commute to work each day, many have decided to pack up their homes and move out of the “big city” for a lower cost of living. If this sounds familiar, …

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You know that letter that came after your stimulus check?

You, like many other taxpayers in the US, may have received a letter from the IRS after receiving your economic impact stimulus payment. Your first reaction when seeing the unopened letter is OMG … what did I do wrong?!! Your second reaction after opening the letter is what do I do with this?! Don’t miss: …

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Do I owe taxes on unemployment benefits?

After President Trump declared a state of emergency due to COVID-19 in mid-March, there were 45 million new unemployment claims filed in the three months that followed.  For many of the people receiving unemployment compensation, this is all new territory.  If you find yourself in this situation, it is important to understand that these payments …

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