Educators: As you file your 2022 taxes, be aware there’s a tax deduction just for you. Even if you take the standard deduction, an eligible educator can deduct up to $300 in unreimbursed, out-of-pocket expenses. If you’re married filing jointly and both spouses are eligible, you may deduct up to $300 each. Based on inflation, […]
Processing is still slow for Amended Returns
If you file an amended tax return electronically, you can now get a direct deposit refund. The IRS announced that taxpayers e-filing Form 1040-X, Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, have this option. Previously, taxpayers who filed Form 1040-X had to wait for a paper check refund. Taxpayers may still submit a paper Form 1040-X […]
Does the IRS need stringent oversight?
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (R-MO) is planning aggressive oversight of the IRS. To that end, he’s established an online form to assist IRS personnel who want to submit information confidentially to the committee. Smith said such information can include concerns, information or documents related to misconduct, maladministration, taxpayer mistreatment, wrongdoing or […]
Early distribution will cost you!
At tax time, age matters. Taxpayers who take distributions from their retirement accounts before age 59½ will generally owe a penalty of 10% of the amount. Exceptions exist, such as the need to pay documented medical bills (within statutory limits). One taxpayer, a software developer under age 59½, took a distribution after losing his job. […]
Did you trade crypto? Make sure you tell the IRS!
Are you properly accounting for your “digital asset-related” income? The IRS is reminding taxpayers that they must answer a digital asset question and report all digital asset-related income when they file their 2022 income tax returns. Be aware that the term “digital assets” has replaced “virtual currencies,” a term used in previous years. The question, […]
Are you an innocent spouse?
Is the IRS holding you responsible for a debt that your spouse or ex-spouse owes? If you file jointly, the IRS may offset the debt using a refund that YOU have coming. Or the agency may file a federal tax lien or levy to collect the debt from you. The IRS Tax Advisor Service (TAS) […]
FTX Bankruptcy and what it means for you
Investors with inaccessible assets tied up in cryptocurrency exchange FTX Trading Ltd. will need to wait until court proceedings conclude before learning if loss deductions will be available. FTX filed for bankruptcy in early November. Legible, a cryptocurrency tax and accounting platform, has stated that consumers are likely to incur deductible losses but not soon. […]
The AICPA has requested immediate guidance
Immediate guidance is needed regarding the financial reporting requirements of the new corporate alternative minimum tax (AMT) provisions mandated by the Inflation Reduction Act. That is what the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) told the IRS and Treasury officials in a letter. “Companies focused on financial statement reporting will face a challenge unless […]
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