To help small businesses keep employees on their payroll during the pandemic, Congress introduced the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) in 2020, which is a tax credit that can be claimed on the quarterly payroll tax reports. Since its inception, additional laws have modified the qualifications, and it is now quite a complex area. Because it […]
Rumors About the IRS
The IRS has been in the news recently, and there are several rumors floating around on social media that we’d like to set straight. It’s simply NOT true that 87,000 IRS agents with guns will be coming after you any time soon! Here are the real facts. The Inflation Reduction Act signed by the President […]
IRS Letter About Advanced Child Tax Credits
The IRS announced that it will be sending out letters to everyone who received advance Child Tax Credit payments. Please be on the lookout for this letter and DO NOT throw it away. IRS Letter 6419 will go out January 19, 2022. It will show the total amount of advance Child Tax Credit payments that […]
What the Heck Is a Wash Sale?
Investing has become much more accessible since Robinhood became a thing. But do you know what a wash sale is and how it will impact your tax return? You have a stock, it dips, and you sell it thinking “Hey, I can use this loss on my tax return AND buy XYZ back at a […]
Short-Term Capital Gains vs. Long-Term Capital Gains – What’s the Difference?
Have you ever wondered why gains are separated between long-term and short-term when you receive your 1099 at tax time? There is a very good reason for that, and one you might want to consider more carefully when investing. Short-term capital gains are derived if you hold an investment one year or less before disposing […]