New Law Extends COVID Tax Credit for Employers Who Keep Workers on Payroll

This article was published by the IRS.  The Internal Revenue Service urges employers to take advantage of the newly-extended employee retention credit, designed to make it easier for businesses that, despite challenges posed by COVID-19, choose to keep their employees on the payroll. The Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020, enacted December 27, [...]

Six Tips for People Starting a New Business

This article was published by the IRS.   Understanding the tax responsibilities that come with starting a business venture can save taxpayers money and help set them up for success. IRS.gov has the resources and answers to help people through the process of starting a new business. Here are six tips for new business owners. Choose a [...]

Town of Plymouth’s COVID-19 Update – 12/22/20

Heather appeared again in this week’s Tuesday episode (December 22, 2020) of the Town of Plymouth’s “COVID-19 Daily Update” to explain the ramifications of the new COVID-19 relief bill passed by Congress earlier this week. (UPDATE: President Trump has since asked Congress to review certain aspects of the bill before he will sign it into law.) [...]

How to Report Nonemployee Compensation and Backup Withholding

This article was published by the IRS. There is a new Form 1099-NEC, Nonemployee Compensation for business taxpayers who pay or receive nonemployee compensation. Starting in tax year 2020, payers must complete this form to report any payment of $600 or more to a payee. Generally, payers must file Form 1099-NEC by January 31. For 2020 [...]

Financial Safety is an Important Part of Disaster Preparedness

This article was published by the IRS. Before a natural disaster strikes, taxpayers are encouraged to prepare, if possible. This includes developing evacuation plans, putting together kits of essential supplies and putting financial safety measures in place. To help protect their financial safety in a disaster situation, taxpayers should: Update emergency plans. A disaster can strike [...]

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