What Happens After a Disaster that Leads to Taxpayer Relief

This article was published by the IRS. No matter how devastating a disaster is, before the IRS can authorize any tax relief, FEMA must issue a major disaster declaration and identify areas qualifying for their Individual Assistance program. Here's a list of tax-related things that usually happen after a major disaster strikes: The IRS gives taxpayers [...]

Refund: Claim It or Lose It

Each year, millions of taxpayers miss out on getting money - in some cases, several hundred dollars - because they were due a refund but didn't file a tax return, and their time to claim a refund ran out. If you don't file a return claiming a refund within three years, you lose it, and the [...]

Beware of Identity Theft Involving Unemployment Benefits

This article was published by the IRS. Taxpayers who receive Forms 1099-G for unemployment benefits they did not actually get because of identity theft should contact their appropriate state agency for a corrected form. States issue Forms 1099-G to the taxpayer and to the IRS to report what taxable income, such as refunds or unemployment benefits, [...]

Helpful Information for Taxpayers on Backup Withholding

This article was published by the IRS. Taxpayers who receive certain types of income may have backup withholding deducted from these payments. Backup withholding can apply to most payments reported on certain Forms 1099 and W-2G. Here are some facts to help taxpayers understand backup withholding. Backup withholding is required on certain non-payroll amounts when certain [...]

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, [...]

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