Here’s What Taxpayers Need to Know about Backup Withholding

Taxpayers who receive certain types of income may need to have backup withholding taken from these payments. Backup withholding can apply to most payments reported on Forms 1099 and W-2G. Here are some facts to help taxpayers understand backup withholding and determine if they should have it withheld from their income payments. First, here’s what backup [...]

Here’s What People Should Know about Reporting Cash Payments

Federal law requires a person to report cash transactions of more than $10,000 to the IRS. Here are some facts about reporting these payments. Who’s covered For purposes of cash payments, a “person” is defined as an individual, company, corporation, partnership, association, trust or estate. For example: Dealers of jewelry, furniture, boats, aircraft, automobiles, art, rugs [...]

Six Things Taxpayers should Know about the Sharing Economy and their Taxes

The following article was published by the IRS. From renting spare rooms and vacation homes to car rides or using a bike…name a service and it’s probably available through the sharing economy. Taxpayers who participate in the sharing economy can find helpful resources in the IRS Sharing Economy Tax Center on IRS.gov. It helps taxpayers understand [...]

New Tax Withholding Estimator Makes It Easier to Do a Paycheck Checkup

The following article was published by the IRS. The Internal Revenue Service has launched the new Tax Withholding Estimator, an expanded, mobile-friendly online tool designed to make it easier for everyone to have the right amount of tax withheld during the year. The Tax Withholding Estimator replaces the Withholding Calculator, which offered workers a convenient online method for [...]

Business Taxpayers Should Take Another Look at Their Estimated Tax Payments

The following article was published by the IRS. Taxpayers who pay quarterly estimated tax payments may want to revisit the amount they pay. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act changed the way most taxpayers calculate their tax. These taxpayers include those with substantial income not subject to withholding, such as small business owners and self-employed individuals. [...]