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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

Contact: John Michaels (202) 822-0728 jmichaels@naea.org  For Immediate Release Alabaster Tax Practitioners Attends National Tax Practice Institute™ Washington, D.C. – 8/3/17 — In order to stay up-to-date on the latest changes in tax regulations, Cris Nelson, EA, and Kenyatta Ector, EA. attended the three-day National Tax Practice Institute® in Las Vegas, July 31 – August… Read More

The IRS wants taxpayers to know it stands ready to help in the event of a disaster. If a taxpayer suffers damage to their home or personal property, they may be able to deduct the loss they incur on their federal income tax return. If their area receives a federal disaster designation, they may be… Read More

Although the IRS reports a 400 percent surge in phishing and malware incidents during the 2016 tax season, there are simple steps you can take to help protect yourself. Here are nine hints that can help: Beware of IRS Impersonators. Some crooks call taxpayers to say they must settle their “tax bill.” These are fake… Read More