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Your legacy: Charitable giving is vital during the COVID-19 crisis

  The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the resulting economic fallout is dealing a crushing blow to charitable organizations. Indeed, during a time when food banks, disaster relief and other nonprofit services are needed most by the public, their funding...

Review your estate plan in the midst of a major life shock

  Generally, it’s recommended that you review your estate plan at year’s end. It’s a good time to check whether any life events have taken place in the past 12 months or so that affect your plan. However, with a life shock as monumental as the coronavirus...

The rules have changed regarding your IRAs, RMDs and estate plan

  Many people’s estates typically include IRAs. Be aware that two major laws passed into law recently, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, have had a direct...

CARES ACT changes retirement plan and charitable contribution rules

As we all try to keep ourselves, our loved ones, and our communities safe from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, you may be wondering about some of the recent tax changes that were part of a tax law passed on March 27. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic...

Coronavirus Related Paid Sick Leave for Workers and Tax Credits

The IRS and Department of Labor have announced that small and midsize employers can begin taking advantage of two refundable payroll tax credits, which are designed to immediately and fully reimburse the employer, dollar for dollar, for the cost of providing...

DC EXTENDED TAX DEADLINE

Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser and Chief Financial Officer Jeffrey DeWitt announced that the deadline for taxpayers to file and pay their 2019 District of Columbia individual and fiduciary income tax returns (D-40, D-41, and D-40B), partnership tax returns (D-65), and...

COVID-19 TAX RELIEF (03/23/2020)

The treasury department announced that the federal income tax return filing date of April 15th has been extended to July 15th to match the extended tax payment date. This includes individual, fiduciary and corporate tax returns. Maryland followed up indicating that...

COVID-19 TAX RELIEF

IRS today officially announced – Income tax payment deadlines for individual returns, with a due date of April 15, 2020, are being automatically extended until July 15, 2020, for up to $1 million of their 2019 tax due. This payment relief applies to all individual...

Determine a reasonable salary for a corporate business owner

If you’re the owner of an incorporated business, you probably know that there’s a tax advantage to taking money out of a C corporation as compensation rather than as dividends. The reason is simple. A corporation can deduct the salaries and bonuses that it pays...

Work Opportunity Tax Credit extended through 2020

If you’re a business owner, be aware that a recent tax law extended a credit for hiring individuals from one or more targeted groups. Employers can qualify for a valuable tax credit known as the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC). The WOTC was set to expire on...

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