2020 – 09/11

2020 – 09/11

The IRS has postponed, until Jan. 15, 2021, the due date for reporting and paying the excise taxes on minimum required contributions to a single employer defined benefit plan. The tax is imposed on employers that maintain such plans as follows: 10% of the aggregate...
2020 – 09/11

2020 – 09/11

Have you been unemployed during the COVID-19 pandemic? If so, it’s a good idea to have tax withheld from your unemployment compensation now to avoid a tax-time surprise. Withholding is voluntary. By law, unemployment benefits are taxable and must be reported on your...
2020 – 08/31

2020 – 08/31

The IRS has released guidance on deferring employee Social Security tax withholding under President Trump’s executive action. The guidance in Notice 2020-65 is brief and many employers still have questions and challenges about how, and whether, to implement deferral...
Back-to-school tax breaks on the books

Back-to-school tax breaks on the books

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, students are going back to school this fall, either remotely, in-person or under a hybrid schedule. In any event, parents may be eligible for certain tax breaks to help defray the cost of education. Here is a summary of some of the tax...
Are scholarships tax-free or taxable?

Are scholarships tax-free or taxable?

COVID-19 is changing the landscape for many schools this fall. But many children and young adults are going back, even if it’s just for online learning, and some parents will be facing tuition bills. If your child has been awarded a scholarship, that’s cause for...