Extension Effects on IRA Contributions and Estimated Payments

In addition to changing the filing and payment deadlines for your 1040, the new extensions also impact IRA contributions and estimated payments. Normally for IRA contributions, you can claim credit for contributions made before the April 15th filing due date. For example, if you paid $500 into an IRA on March 21st of 2020, you…

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IRS issues guidance on filing and paying extensions

Last week it was announced during a press conference that IRS would be extending the deadline for 1040 filings and providing some relief on payments. This week the IRS issued written guidance explaining what that means to taxpayers. The due date for all 1040 returns has been automatically extended from April 15th to July 15th….

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Less than 1 Month to 1040 Filing Deadline!

Barring any last-minute changes, 1040 returns will be due April 15th. If you still need to turn in your documents, here are five quick tips to make things easier for your tax preparer: If a document does not have your name on it, write your name on it! Your preparer is probably receiving a mountain…

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Payment Deadline Extended to July 15, 2020

At a press conference on Tuesday, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced that IRS will be pushing back the 1040 payment deadline by 90 days due to the impact of COVID19. Individual taxpayers will be able to defer payment on their 1040 return until July 15th with no penalty. As this plan was just announced on…

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Extensions to file are not extensions to pay

There’s a little more than a month left before the April 15th deadline. If you aren’t able to file by April 15th, you can request a filing extension with the IRS (and possibly your state). While IRS has no problem with delaying your filing until October, many people forget that they still expect your payment…

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SECURE Act removes limit on age for retirement contributions

If you are retired or nearing retirement, you may want to pay attention to the SECURE Act that went into effect January 1st of 2020. This act made a number of important changes to retirement account rules, including: Raising the minimum distribution age to 72 (Was previously 70 and a half) Removing the age limit…

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Two months until 1040 tax deadline…

Valentine’s Day is almost here. While most people are thinking of flowers and chocolates, your friendly, neighborhood tax preparer is already thinking about April 15th. IRS e-filing has officially opened and is now accepted returns. More importantly, official tax documents like W-2s and 1098 forms should have been received by now. The majority of taxpayers…

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What is the difference between standard and itemized deduction

It’s a good idea for people to find out if they should file using the standard deduction or itemize their deductions. Deductions reduce the amount of taxable income when filing a federal income tax return. In other words, they can reduce the amount of tax someone owes. Individuals should understand they have a choice of…

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2019 E-filing Opens January 27th!

For you go-getters and early risers, IRS will start processing 2019 tax returns on January 27th of 2020. There are some valid reasons to delay filing, though. You may not have all of your tax documents yet. You may still be considering contributing more to a retirement account. And some state and federal tax changes…

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Hiring Contractors? Get the W-9 Upfront!

Hiring Contractors? Get the W-9 Upfront! Churches that hire contractors have a requirement to obtain their Tax ID Number on form W-9 if they will have to issue a 1099-MISC to them. However, Churches may not know at the beginning of the year if they will pay more than $600 and need to send the…

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