Renting Your Vacation Home

Do you own a vacation home you sometimes rent to others? If so, there are rules on reporting your rental income and expenses. For example, if you rent out your vacation home only for a short time (fewer than 15 days a year), you may not have to report it at all. That means generally, if [...]

Here’s Who Qualifies for the Employee Business Expense Deduction

This article was published by the IRS. Employee business expenses can be deducted as an adjustment to income only for specific employment categories and eligible educators. Taxpayers can no longer claim unreimbursed employee expenses as miscellaneous itemized deductions, unless they are a qualified employee or an eligible educator. They must complete Form 2106, Employee Business Expenses, [...]

IRS Issues Standard Mileage Rates for 2021

This article was published by the IRS. The Internal Revenue Service has issued the 2021 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning on January 1, 2021, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel [...]

New Things Taxpayers Should Consider as They Get Ready to File Taxes in 2021

This article was published by the IRS. When people get ready to file their federal tax return, there are new things to consider when it comes to which credits to claim and what deductions to take. These things can affect the size of any refund the taxpayer may receive. Here are some new key things people [...]

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.) [...]

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