Trump Signs $2 Trillion Bipartisan CARES Act
President Trump on March 27 signed the $2 trillion bipartisan
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
( P.L. 116-136). The House approved the historically large
Guidance on NOL Carryback Under CARES Act
The IRS has issued guidance providing administrative relief under
the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act
( P.L. 116-136) for taxpayers with net operating losses
How Do I? Get a tax break on my vacation home
Vacation homes offer owners tax breaks similar-but not identical-to
those for primary residences. Vacation homes also offer owners the
opportunity to earn tax-advantaged and even tax-free income.
FAQ: How are vacation homes taxed?
Vacation homes offer owners many tax breaks similar to those for
primary residences. Vacation homes also offer owners the
opportunity to earn tax-advantaged and even tax-free income from a
FAQ: How are LLCs taxed?
An LLC (limited liability company) is not a federal tax entity.
LLCs are organized under state law. LLCs are not specifically
mentioned in the Tax Code, and there are no special IRS regulations
How do I? Get the most from my inherited IRA?
Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) are popular retirement
savings vehicles that enable taxpayers to build their nest egg
slowly over the years and enjoy tax benefits as well. But what
happens to th...
Bonuses and year-end tax planning
As the end of the calendar year approaches, taxpayers ordinarily
prefer to minimize current-year income by deferring the inclusion
of taxable income to the following year, while accelerating
New "repair" regulations continue to demand action
More than six months after the IRS issued temporary "repair"
regulations (T.D. 9564), many complex questions remain about their
interpretation and application. These regulations are sweeping in
How do I? Make a Section 83(b) stock election
Stock is a popular and valuable compensation tool for employers and
employees. Employees are encouraged to stay with the company and to
work harder, to enhance the value of the stock they will earn. E...
FAQ: Are summer camp costs deductible?
With school almost out for the summer, parents who work are
starting to look for activities for their children to keep them
occupied and supervised. The possibilities include sending a child
to day ca...
FAQ: What is a limited liability company?
A limited liability company (LLC) is a business entity created
under state law. Every state and the District of Columbia have LLC
statutes that govern the formation and operation of LLCs....
How Do I? Write Off Bad Business Debts
A business with a significant amount of receivables should evaluate
whether some of them may be written off as business bad debts. A
business taxpayer may deduct business bad debts if the receivable
Estimated tax: Getting it right
Estimated tax is used to pay tax on income that is not subject to
withholding or if not enough tax is being withheld from a person's
salary, pension or other income. Income not subject to withholding
How Do I? Make an in-plan Roth IRA rollover?
In-plan Roth IRA rollovers are a relatively new creation, and as a
result many individuals are not aware of the rules. The Small
Business Jobs Act of 2010 made it possible for participants in
FAQ: What are my chances of being audited?
Often, timing is everything or so the adage goes. From medicine to
sports and cooking, timing can make all the difference in the
outcome. What about with taxes? What are your chances of being
The small employer health insurance premium credit
Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)
enacted in March 2010, small employers may be eligible to claim a
tax credit of 35 percent of qualified health insurance premium
FAQ: What are the rules for claiming dependents?
The tax rules surrounding the dependency exemption deduction on a
federal income tax return can be complicated, with many
requirements involving who qualifies for the deduction and who
qualifies to ta...
Education tax benefits: A report card
While Congress extended the reduced individual income tax rates
with passage of the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance
Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (2010 Tax Relief Act)
in late 2010,...
FAQ: Are scholarships/tuition aid packages taxable?
If one of your children received a full scholarship for all
expenses to attend college this year, you may be wondering if this
amount must be reported on his or her income tax return. If certain
Common IRA contribution and distribution mistakes
Individual retirement accounts (IRAs) -- both traditional and Roth
IRAs -- are among the most popular retirement savings vehicles
today. Protecting the value of your IRA (and other retirement
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
Congress has enacted the biggest tax reform law in thirty years,
one that will make fundamental changes in the way you, your family
and your business calculate your federal income tax bill, and the
EFFECT OF CORONAVIRUS ON OFFICE HOURS, FILING DATES AND PAYMENT DATES
In compliance with the order of the Director of Health and Senior Services, and in order to protect the health of our employees, we are limiting access to our office and reducing our working hours.
Until further notice, we welcome all clients to continue to bring their tax return information to our office, however, we will not be conducting face-to-face meetings. We encourage clients to send us information by electronic means using email and our FileShare site.
Tax filing and payments dates have been extended
On March 20, 2020, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced that the IRS will extend the individual tax filing deadline until July 15, 2020. This announcement comes after Notice 2020-17 which extended the time to pay taxes less than $1,000,000 by July 15th. This extension applies to balances owed on 2019 tax returns and first quarter estimated tax payments for tax year 2020.
Mirroring the federal guidance issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Missouri Department of Revenue (DOR) has also extended the filing date and payment date to July 15, 2020.
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