Employment Taxes Amid COVID – Part 3

Parts 1 and 2 of previous blogs on this topic discussed the deferral of employment tax deposits and payments for the year 2020 and the effects that this deferral may have on the employer (Deferral of employment tax deposits and payments through December 31, 2020 | Internal Revenue Service (irs.gov)). Part 3 will continue this

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Employment Taxes Amid COVID – Part 2

Part 1 discussed the deferral of employment tax deposits and payments for the year 2020 (Deferral of employment tax deposits and payments through December 31, 2020 | Internal Revenue Service (irs.gov)). The Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) allows the employer to defer the employer’s share of the social security tax for

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Employment Taxes Amid COVID – Part 1

It is not necessary to say that this past year has been a particularly trying one. COVID has upended the entire world, especially the business one. Businesses long established as the foundation of the American economy have found themselves to being greatly diminished or have disappeared forever, such as Sears, Fry’s Electronics, and Soup!antation eatery.

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Business Taxes are Dependent upon Business Structure – Part 3

We will discuss the last two of the five business structures recognized by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) (Business Structures | Internal Revenue Service (irs.gov)) in this blog. Corporations (Forming a Corporation | Internal Revenue Service (irs.gov)) and S-Corporations (S Corporations | Internal Revenue Service (irs.gov)) involve shareholders rather than owners that the first three

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Business Taxes are Dependent upon Business Structure – Part 2

As discussed in an earlier blog, there are five business structures recognized by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) (Business Structures | Internal Revenue Service (irs.gov)). Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies have been previously discussed. Sole Proprietorships (Sole Proprietorships | Internal Revenue Service (irs.gov)) will be discussed in this blog. A sole proprietor is an individual

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Business Taxes are Dependent upon Business Structure – Part I

All businesses must pay taxes. However, not all business taxes are the same for every business. The type, amount and form used in paying taxes is dependent upon the type of business entity. When someone starts a business, he or she must decide what business structure the business is to have. There are five business

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An Administrative Appeal Allows for a Second Chance

As stated in earlier blogs, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is not perfect. They can, and do, make mistakes. They can miscalculate tax amounts owed or even overlook deductions. Fortunately, for taxpayers there is a process that can reverse or stop an IRS’ decision or action that is unfair or incorrect. An Administrative appeal gives

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Challenging an IRS Collection Action

Is the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) always correct when assessing taxpayers’ tax returns? Of course not. Since IRS agents are human, they can make incorrect decisions or mathematical mistakes. How do you reverse their mistakes? A Collection Appeal allows taxpayers to challenge IRS’s actions regarding the collection of past taxes which may include the placement

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Why Is a Statute of Limitations Important?

Just what exactly is a Statute of Limitations? Why is it important to me? These two questions are answered in this blog. The Statute of Limitations can determine whether the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) can claim any taxes, penalties, and interest against you for past tax debts. The Statute of Limitations is the time frame

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What is Innocent Spouse Relief?

Sometimes an individual underreports his or her income to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Whenever the IRS discovers that this has occurred, it will investigate all parties involved, including spouses if the two have filed a joint tax return. If a spouse can prove to the IRS that he or she did not deliberately act

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Free Your Bank Account with a Bank Levy Release

As stated in earlier blogs, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has several different tools for collecting a tax debt. Another tool is the Bank Levy. Here, the IRS freezes your bank account and collects whatever money is being held in that bank account. If you do not have enough money to pay your tax debt

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