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IRS Offers Safe Harbor for Claiming PPP Loan Deductions

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that the IRS has recently released a revenue procedure (Rev. Proc. 2021-20) that provides a safe harbor for certain businesses claiming Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan deductions. The Rev Proc is applicable for taxpayers that received a PPP loan but did not deduct certain otherwise deductible expenses paid […]

You Snooze, You Lose. Preserve Wealth Before Legislation Eliminates Opportunities

As you know, AAFCPAs anticipated changes on the horizon to the Estate Tax Exemption. On March 25, 2021, Senator Bernie Sanders introduced legislation called “For the 99.5% Act,” which, if passed, would establish a new progressive estate tax rate structure on the top 0.5% of Americans who inherit over $3.5 million in wealth. It is […]

IRS Extends Federal Income Tax Filing Deadline for Individuals

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that the Treasury Department and the IRS recently announced that the federal income tax filing deadline for individuals will be postponed to May 17, 2021 from April 15, 2021. It is still AAFCPAs’ intention to complete individual filings by April 15th, unless you have heard otherwise from your AAFCPAs tax professional.  What You Need […]

Self-Employed Individuals to Claim COVID-19 Sick & Family Leave Tax Credits on IRS Form 7202

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that the IRS recently released Form 7202 for eligible self-employed individuals to determine their qualified sick and family leave equivalent tax credits. As a reminder, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) provides small and midsize companies—as well as self-employed individuals—with refundable tax credits that reimburse them, dollar-for-dollar, […]

IRS Provides Clarity on Paid Sick Leave & Family Leave Credits

AAFCPAs reminds clients that the COVID-related Tax Relief Act of 2020, enacted on December 27, 2020, extends the availability of the tax credits created by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) to eligible employers for paid sick and family leave provided through March 31, 2021, as well as other amendments to the credits. The […]

IRS Issues Early Drafts of International Tax Reporting Forms, Form 5471 & FINCEN 14

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that the IRS has issued early drafts of revisions to international tax Forms 5471 and FINCEN14 (formerly known as FBAR). What’s New with Form 5471? Internal Revenue Service Form 5471, Information Return of U.S. Persons with Respect to Certain Foreign Corporations (CFC), has been in existence for many […]

Form 8300 Jan 31 Compliance Reminder, Steps to Take when Missing a TIN

AAFCPAs would like to remind cannabis business clients of their potential January 31, 2021 Form 8300 reporting obligation. If you filed a Form 8300 in 2020, you must furnish a written statement to each person whose name was required to be included in the Form 8300 by January 31 (i.e. the year following the transaction). […]

Extensions for LIHTC Program

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware on January 15, 2021, the IRS issued Notice 2021-12, which further extends the temporary relief from certain requirements for low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) projects. Temporary relief from certain requirements was originally extended earlier in 2020 under Notice 2020-53 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This notice also provides […]

How Will New COVID-19 Legislation Affect Your Taxes?

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, signed into law on Dec. 27, provides relief in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including another round of “recovery rebate” payments to individuals and an expansion of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan program for businesses and other employers. The legislation also includes some tax relief for businesses and individuals. AAFCPAs […]