Special $300 Tax Deduction Helps Most People Give to Charity This Year – Even If They Don’t Itemize

This article was published by the IRS. The Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers of a special new provision that will allow more people to easily deduct up to $300 in donations to qualifying charities this year. Following special tax law changes made earlier this year, cash donations of up to $300 made before December 31, [...]

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 [...]

How the CARES Act Changes Deducting Charitable Contributions

This article was published by the IRS. Whether taxpayers are supporting natural disaster recovery, COVID-19 pandemic aid or another cause that's personally meaningful to them, their charitable donations may be tax deductible. These deductions basically reduce the amount of their taxable income. Here's how the CARES Act changes deducting charitable contributions made in 2020: Previously, charitable [...]

Withhold Tax from Unemployment Now to Avoid a Tax-Time Surprise

This article was published by the IRS.  Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, millions of Americans received or are currently receiving unemployment compensation, many of them for the first time. It's important for these individuals to know that unemployment compensation is taxable. People can have taxes withheld from this compensation now to help avoid owing taxes on [...]

Income Ranges for Determining IRA Eligibility Change for 2021

This article was published by the IRS. The Internal Revenue Service has announced cost‑of‑living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2021. Highlights of changes for 2021 The income ranges for determining eligibility to make deductible contributions to traditional Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs), to contribute to Roth IRAs and [...]

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