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PPP forgiveness changes coming as Senate passes House bill

The US Senate passed the Houses version on Wednesday June 3, 2020, and the Paycheck protection Flexibility Act becomes law in essence making it easier for businesses to have their PPP loans forgiven by extending the period from 8 to 24 weeks (this is optional, and extends the window from J...

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Employers can grant paid leave for COVID-19

The IRS reminds us that under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act employers with fewer than 500 employees can grant paid leave for an employee to take care of their health needs related to COVID -19 or to care for their family members from April 1 through to December 31, 2020, and ...

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AICPA challenging nondeductibility of PPP-related expenses

We cherish the work of our governing federal professional body the AICPA, approaches the IRS and members of congress in advocacy to challenge the IRS Notice 2020-32, which in essence disallows the very deductions for which the PP loan was meant to cover, stating that Notice 2020-32 violate...

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PHYSICAL PRESENCE TESTS FOR 2019 WAIVED FOR SEVERAL COUNTRIES

As is customary for every tax season, for the 2020 tax season the IRS release guidance under Rev Proc 2020-14 regarding the countries world wide that qualify for the IRC Sec 911(d)(4) Waiver of Time Requirements.  This years list includes: Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Haiti, Iraq, S...

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IRS urges taxpayers to use electronic options; outlines online assistance

The IRS release guidance IR-2020-68 reminding the taxpayer community and professionals at large that in effect they are closed for business practicing social distancing, encouraging electronic filing. On May 18, 2020 the IRS encouraged their employees to start coming back to work on a Volu...

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Relief for tax residency impacts of COVID-19 travel disruptions

In light of the Covoid-19 epidemic the IRS released Revenue Procedure (Rev Proc) 2020-20 and 2020-27.  Rev Proc 2020-20 Affects Foreign Nationals living and working in the U.S. and Rev Proc 2020-27 Affects U.S. persons living and working outside the U.S. Rev Proc 2020-20 allows foreign n...

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SBA issues details for Paycheck Protection Program loans

As part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, H.R. 748, $2 trillion aid package the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) on Thursday April 2, 2020 issued an interim final rule for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which is offering $349 billion in fo...

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CARES Act tax provisions aim to stabilize pandemic-ravaged economy

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, H.R. 748, which passed the Senate by a 96-0 vote late on Wednesday April 1, 2020— contains a host of tax measures as part of a $2 trillion aid package designed to help the economy as it suffers from the effects of the corona...

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TAX PAYING NON-RESIDENT ALIENS CUT OUT OF COVID-19 STIMULUS PACKAGE

The IRS released Recovery Rebates it seems will not be available to nonresident aliens or those individuals without a US Social Security number! According to Law360, thousands of tax-paying immigrants won’t be eligible for stimulus checks under the $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief pac...

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Economic impact payments: What you need to know Check IRS.gov for the latest information: No action needed by most people at this time

The IRS release guidance IR-2020-61 with respect to the Economic Impact- Recovery Rebates announced in The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, H.R. 748, which passed the Senate by a 96-0 vote late on Wednesday April 1, 2020-- the Internal Revenue Service today annou...

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Covid-19 Update – Tax Deadlines Status

Protax Consulting Services Inc (PCSI) is committed to keeping our Client and Colleagues updated on the most recent developments related to the Covid-19 Tax Deadline Statuses. Tax deadline status-Tax Season 2019 Our firm is actively engaged and longtime members of the New York State Socie...

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IRS provides tax inflation adjustments for tax year 2020

As is usual this time of the year the IRS advises the tax practitioner community and taxpayers of the upcoming 2020 inflation increases to such items as tax rate brackets, Standard Deductions and Exemptions and applicable phase out ranges for each, IRC Sec 911 Foreign Earned Income Exclusi...

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IRS issues standard mileage rates for 2020

The IRS announced the 2019 tax season standard mileage rates for business, medical, moving and charitable purposes. The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2020 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable...

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401(k) contribution limit increases to $19,500 for 2020; catch-up limit rises to $6,500

As is usual this time of the year the IRS advises the tax practitioner community and taxpayers of the upcoming 2020 Pension Plan limitations as pertains to ORC Sec 401(k) and the NPO corresponding 403(b), traditional and ROTH IRA's, Cat-up's and Defined Contribution Plans. The Internal Re...

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IRS opens 2019 tax filing season for individual filers on Jan. 27

With the tweaking on the IRS platform form the upcoming 2020 tax season for the 2019 US tax year about to come to a close, the IRS reminds us that tax season will officially kick off January 27, 2020!  Anchors away. The Internal Revenue Service confirmed that the nation’s tax season wi...

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