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AAFCPAs Releases 2020-2021 Tax Planning Guide for Businesses & Individuals

In 2020, tax planning is more complicated than usual. We now have a full view of the impact of United States’ massive 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) and the 2019 Further Consolidated Appropriations Act on clients’ short and longer-term tax planning strategies. We must now evaluate these Acts in tandem with the $2.2 […]

Remote Work and Income Taxes

Remote Work and Income Taxes

More Americans than ever are working remotely due in large part to the Covid-19 pandemic, a trend which may continue indefinitely. This shift in the status quo has created an unprecedented tax dilemma for employers with multi-state workers as well as those employees who may now be considered multi-state workers.

IRS Issues Guidance on Presidential Payroll Tax Deferral Memorandum

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that the Treasury issued IRS Notice 2020-65 which provides guidance on the August 8, 2020 Presidential Memorandum directing the Treasury to allow employee deferral of withholding, deposit and payment of certain payroll tax obligations. Which Employees are Eligible to Defer? The deferral is restricted to any employee whose […]

New PPP Forgiveness Guidance Addresses Owner-Employee Compensation, Rent-Related Costs

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that the U.S. Treasury and Small Business Administration (SBA) released an interim final rule Monday, August 24th, addressing Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) forgiveness issues related to owner-employee compensation and the eligibility of non-payroll costs. Specifically, the new guidelines state that an owner-employee in a C or S corporation who […]

Multi-State Worker Tax Considerations

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that Congress has introduced a bill under H.R. 7968 that would limit a state’s ability to tax nonresident telecommuters. The general rule is that an employee pays income taxes to the state where wages are earned, which can be different than the state where the employee lives. This […]

IRS Deadline to Return RMDs is Aug. 31

AAFCPAs reminds clients who are IRA owners, beneficiaries or workplace retirement plan participants and received a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) this year that they have until August 31 to rollover or repay the distribution to avoid paying taxes. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, waives RMDs during 2020 for IRAs […]

Guidance on the SBA’s New Applications for PPP Loan Forgiveness

On June 16th the Small Business Administration (SBA) released a series of new applications and instructions for the forgiveness calculation for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. The application has been broken down into two documents: application and instructions. A new, simpler EZ form with corresponding instructions has also been introduced. AAFCPAs has provided for […]

Deadline to Apply for PPP Loan is June 30, 2020

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that the deadline to apply for a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan is June 30, 2020. As of June 10, 2020, there was still approximately $130.7 billion in funds available. AAFCPAs encourages clients who did not receive a PPP loan yet to re-consider applying in light of recent […]

IRS Provides Answers About Coronavirus Related Tax Relief for Qualified Opportunity Funds and Investors

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provided guidance recently for Qualified Opportunity Funds (QOFs) and their investors in response to the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Notice 2020-39 answers questions regarding relief from certain requirements under section 1400Z-2 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) and the implementing […]

MA Tax Implications of a Remote Employee Due to COVID-19

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) issued a Technical Information Release (TIR) describing the Massachusetts personal income and withholding tax implications of an employee working remotely in a state other than the state where the employee previously worked, solely due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The TIR explains […]