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Medicare B Premiums for 2022

The base Medicare Part B monthly premium for 2022 increases to $170.10/month (from $148.50/month for 2021). The higher premiums some taxpayers have to pay for 2022 vary depending on the taxpayers’ modified AGI (MAGI) as shown on their 2020 income tax returns. The various MAGI levels increased a small amount with the exception of the […]

Reporting for Cryptocurrency Transactions

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 (IIJA) was signed into law on Nov. 15, 2021. The IIJA includes IRS information reporting requirements that will require cryptocurrency exchanges to perform intermediary Form 1099 reporting for cryptocurrency transactions. Generally, these rules will apply to digital asset transactions starting in 2023. As you are aware, if […]

Year End Individual Tax Update

With the year-end approaching, it is time to start thinking about strategies that may help lower your tax bill for not only 2021 but 2022 as well. Planning is more challenging than usual this year due to the uncertainty surrounding pending legislation that could, among other things, increase top rates on both ordinary income and […]

Year End Business Update

With year-end approaching, it is time to think about moves that may help lower your business’s taxes for 2021 and 2022. 2021 is more challenging than usual due to the uncertainty surrounding pending legislation that could increase corporate tax rates plus the top rates on both business owners’ ordinary income and capital gain starting in […]

Advance Child Tax Credit

Here’s how a taxpayer’s custody situation may affect their advance child tax credit payments   COVID Tax Tip 2021-147, October 5, 2021 Parents who share custody of their children should be aware of how the advance child tax credit payments are distributed. It is important to remember that these are advance payments of a tax credit […]

Summer Activity that May Affect Your Tax Return!

Things people do during the summer that might affect their tax return next year IRS Tax Tip 2021-102, July 15, 2021 It’s summertime and for many people, summertime means change. Whether it’s a life change or a typical summer event, it could affect incomes taxes. Here are a few summertime activities and tips on how […]

Changes to the Child Tax Credit

With the recently enacted American Rescue Plan, there were changes made to the child tax credit that may benefit many taxpayers, most notably: The amount has increased for certain taxpayers The credit is fully refundable The credit may be partially received in monthly payments The qualifying age for children has been raised from 16 to […]

Delayed Tax Refunds

If you’re one of the millions of Americans waiting patiently for your 2020 federal tax refund, I sympathize with you. This tax filing season has been one like never before and I am hearing from many of you wondering why you haven’t received your payment yet. There are several reasons for the delays, but I […]

Third IRS Stimulus Payment

Here Is How the Third Economic Impact Payment Is Different From Earlier Payments The third Economic Impact Payment is different from the first and second payments in several ways. The third Economic Impact Payment is an advance payment of the 2021 recovery rebate credit. The two earlier payments are advance payments of the 2020 recovery […]

Business Changes due to ARPA

The recently passed American Rescue Plan Act has made substantial changes to issues concerning your business. The following represents items that not only require your attention, but most importantly, your planning for these changes. They include: Payroll tax credits. The paid sick leave and family leave credits are extended to apply to wages paid through September […]