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09.11.20 Payroll Tax Deferral

Payroll Tax Deferral

The most significant tax-related executive action is the “Memorandum on Deferring Payroll Tax Obligations in Light of the Ongoing COVID-19 Disaster.” Taxpayer be wary, this order does not revoke your obligation to pay payroll taxes; it merely postpones the taxes to be due at a later date. The tax deferral period is from September 1, […]

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Remote Workers and Nexus

Remote Workers and Nexus in 2020

COVID-19 has added several new tax challenges to everyone’s plate this year. One of the less commonly discussed problems has been the impact of the sudden increase of remote workers on the company’s various state income and sales tax obligations. Nexus, a business’s economic connection with a tax jurisdiction, is determined by several different factors […]

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Podcast: The Hidden Hazards of the South Dakota vs. Wayfair Case

Podcast: The Impact of South Dakota vs. Wayfair

Paul Roth, principal and State and Local Tax expert at Blue & Co., sat down with the Ohio CPA Society to discuss the impact of the South Dakota vs. Wayfair case two years later. They discussed new nexus standards, how many states have adopted Wayfair, what this means for online retailers, and much more. Listen […]

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Do I have a Hobby or a Legitimate Business?

Do I have a Hobby or a Legitimate Business?

For most individuals, a hobby is a great way to spend free time, and if you are fortunate, you might even make some money while enjoying your hobby. Determining whether your activity is considered a “hobby” or “legitimate business” can have an impact on your tax strategies and savings. Before the TCJA, individuals could deduct hobby […]

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CARES Act Advanced Relief Payments FAQs

CARES Act Stimulus Payments FAQs

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes extensive provisions for providing massive fiscal relief to not just businesses, but individual Americans. One of the most immediate forms of relief comes by cutting direct checks to many Americans. For details and stipulations of these relief checks, check out our CARES Act overview here. […]

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Qualified Improvement Property Guidance (Revenue Procedure 2020-25)

Qualified Improvement Property Guidance (Revenue Procedure 2020-25)

On April 17, 2020, the Treasury Department released additional guidance for taxpayers seeking to take advantage of recently passed legislation included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).  A long-awaited fix for Qualified Improvement Property was retroactively provided for in the CARES Act, and taxpayers have been eager to find out […]

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Additional Guidance on Deferral of Employment Tax Deposits and Payments under CARES Act

Additional Guidance on Deferral of Employment Tax Deposits and Payments under CARES Act

On Friday, April 10, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service offered some additional guidance to taxpayers who are benefiting from some of the relief provisions of the CARES Act. One such provision allows employers to defer the deposit and payment of the employer’s share of FICA (Social Security taxes) incurred through December 31, 2020. These deposits […]

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COVID-19 Response Updates from U.S. Treasury, Federal Reserve Board, & IRS

COVID-19 Response Updates from U.S. Treasury, Federal Reserve Board, & IRS

News comes fast in the rapidly-changing environment we all currently live in, and the U.S. Department of the Treasury is no exception. Last week, the Treasury and Federal Reserve Board announced the establishment of new lending programs to help businesses and state and local governments affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, the Treasury and the […]

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Disaster Relief Payments to Employees Under IRC 139

Disaster Relief Payments to Employees Under Internal Revenue Code Section 139 (IRC 139)

In these unprecedented times in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, employees are likely incurring a variety of unplanned expenses, and employers may want to provide some financial assistance to their employees to help them recover from the economic hardships imposed by this pandemic. The IRS provides some tax relief for these circumstances in the […]

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Tax Filing Deadline Reminder to Non-Profit Organizations

Tax Filing Deadlines Have Been Extended for Not-For-Profit Organizations

This article was originally published on March 30th and is being updated as new information becomes available. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced on April 9, 2020, that informational tax return due dates have been extended in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Not-for-profits with filing deadlines of April 1, 2020 to July 14, 2020 now […]

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Webinars

Employer Tax Credits for Providing Paid Sick and Family Leave Related to COVID-19

The American Rescue Plan Act, enacted March 11, 2021, aims to deliver economic relief to families and workers. On April 21, President Biden announced a provision of the American Rescue Plan Act that allows eligible employers to claim refundable tax credits for providing emergency paid sick leave to employees who take time off for reasons […]

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IRS Deadline Extension

IRS Extends Tax Filing Deadline

On March 17, the IRS ended weeks of speculation and issued an information release (IR-2021-59), which provides individual taxpayers an additional month to file their income tax returns. Individuals now have until May 17, 2021, to file their Form 1040, and no interest or penalty on taxes due will begin to accrue until that date. […]

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IRS Deadline Extension

The American Rescue Plan Act – What it Means for your Income Taxes – Now and in the Future

By: Derek Gray, CPA, Director On Saturday, March 6, the Senate passed a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, The American Rescue Plan Act, with the House expected to pass the bill on Tuesday, March 9.  President Biden hopes to sign this bill into law before unemployment aid programs expire on March 14. Provisions in the […]

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Understanding the Employee Retention Credit (ERC)

On-Demand Webinar: Understanding the Employee Retention Credit (ERC): What You Need To Know

You’re Invited! On Wednesday, March 3, 2021, Blue & Co. hosted a webinar entitled Understanding the Employee Retention Credit (ERC): What You Need To Know. In this session, you will learn more about the expansion of the Employee Retention Credit (ERC). The panelists discuss: Explanation of the credit and amounts Who is eligible to take […]

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