Posts Tagged ‘Tax’

Will I Have to Pay Back the Child Tax Credit?

Important changes to the Child Tax Credit will help many families get advance payments of the Child Tax Credit. Half the total credit amount will be paid in advance monthly payments and you will claim the other half when you file your 2021 income tax return. The first advance payment was made on July 15,…

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Client Alert: Revised Maryland Tax Forms are Available

All individual tax forms have been revised and are ready to use for Maryland’s 2020 tax year. Taxpayers who have been waiting for the revision of forms to amend their taxes to take advantage of an unemployment insurance subtraction can now file or amend with Maryland Form 502LU. Tax returns are due for the state…

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Teachers Can Deduct COVID-19 Supplies on Tax Return

Eligible teachers can write off their expenses for coronavirus protective items that will help stop the spread of COVID-19. The IRS has just issued guidance under which teachers can deduct unreimbursed expenses for protective items thanks to the COVID-Related Tax Relief Act that was passed in December.     Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)  Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other items used to stop the…

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IRA and Retirement Plan Limits for 2021

Many IRA and retirement plan limits are indexed for inflation each year. While some of the limits remain unchanged for 2021, other key numbers have increased. IRA contribution limits The maximum amount you can contribute to a traditional IRA or a Roth IRA in 2021 is $6,000 (or 100% of your earned income, if less),…

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Temporary Payroll Tax Deferral: What You Need to Know

On August 8, 2020, the president issued an executive order to allow the deferral of certain payroll taxes during the last four months of 2020, and the IRS recently provided related guidance. This has implications for both employers and employees. Here’s a brief summary of the issues. Already-existing payroll tax deferral provisions There are generally…

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All about IRAs for 2020

An individual retirement arrangement (IRA) is a personal retirement savings plan that offers specific tax benefits. In fact, IRAs are one of the most powerful retirement savings tools available to you. Even if you’re contributing to a 401(k) or other plans at work, you might also consider investing in an IRA. What types of IRAs…

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There’s Still Time to Contribute to an IRA for 2017

There’s still time to make a regular IRA contribution for 2017! You have until your tax return due date (not including extensions) to contribute up to $5,500 for 2017 ($6,500 if you were age 50 by December 31, 2017). For most taxpayers, the contribution deadline for 2017 is April 17, 2018. You can contribute to…

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Federal Income Tax Returns Due for Most Individuals

  Filing deadline for most individuals: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Monday, October 15, 2018, if you file for an automatic six-month extension by the original due date The federal income tax filing deadline for most individuals is Tuesday, April 17, 2018. That’s because April 15 falls on a Sunday, and Emancipation Day, a legal holiday in Washington, D.C.,…

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Tips to Keep in Mind for Taxpayers Traveling for Charity

During the summer, some taxpayers may travel because of their involvement with a qualified charity. These traveling taxpayers may be able to lower their taxes. Here are some tax tips for taxpayers to use when deducting charity-related travel expenses: • Qualified Charities. For a taxpayer to deduct costs, they must volunteer for a qualified charity. Most…

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