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The Current Economy Presents Opportunities in Estate Planning

The Current Economy Presents Opportunities in Estate Planning

The current economic environment presents opportunities for high-net-worth individuals to maximize the benefits of estate planning to leverage tax exemptions and insulate your assets. Why is now a good time for estate planning? As you may know, there is both a Massachusetts and federal estate tax. The federal tax is a 40% tax on the […]

IRS Extends More Tax Deadlines for Individuals and Businesses

IRS Extends More Tax Deadlines for Individuals and Businesses

The Internal Revenue Service has released Notice 2020-23 expanding the list of filers eligible for deferred filing of returns and related payments. Equally important, it allows for a postponement of all time-sensitive actions listed in Revenue Procedure 2018-58. In addition to postponements previously granted to filers of Individual, Fiduciary, Corporation, and Gift tax returns, the […]

Retirement Plan Provisions of the CARES Act

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware of retirement plans provisions included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Stimulus (CARES) Act legislation. These provisions include expanded and penalty-free withdrawal rights, expanded loan rights, extended rights to repay loans and withdrawals, and a deferral of mandatory distributions. Coronavirus-Related Hardship Distributions The 10% early distribution penalty […]

MA DOR Makes Official & Clarifies Tax Filing Delay

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) today released guidance officially extending the April 15, 2020 deadline to July 15, 2020 for personal income tax, estate and trust income tax, partnership composite returns and personal income with respect to deemed repatriated income. The guidance also extends the due […]

IRS Issues Additional Clarity on Tax Deadlines

AAFCPAs has received many e-mails and phone calls in response to the recent announcements from the IRS related to the federal tax filing and payment deadline extensions. As a reminder, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced last week that the IRS will move the national income tax filing and payment day ahead to July 15th. This […]

How to Transfer Tax Documents to AAFCPAs

Due to the current status of the Coronavirus and the potential for mail service delays & travel restrictions, AAFCPAs encourages clients to transfer tax documents electronically. We offer the following 3 options for secure, electronic transfer: TaxCaddy: TaxCaddy is a secure application that will allow you to easily collect, store, and transfer your tax documents. […]

US Treasury Announces 90-Day Delay in Tax Payment Deadline

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that the U.S. government announced on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 that certain individuals and corporations may delay their tax payments for 90 days from the April 15 deadline —or until July 15th—due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Individuals may defer up to $1 million in payments for 90 […]

How the SECURE Act May Change Your Retirement Savings

How the SECURE Act May Change Your Retirement Savings

AAFCPAs Wealth Management would like to make clients aware that the recent federal government spending package, signed by the president in mid-December, included the SECURE Act, or the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement legislation. The legislation contains significant changes to Individual Retirement Account (IRA) rules, company sponsored retirement plans, and several other changes […]

IRS Provides Tax Inflation Adjustments for Tax Year 2020

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced tax year 2020 annual inflation adjustments for more than 60 tax provisions, including the tax rate schedules and other tax changes. Revenue Procedure 2019-44 provides details about these annual adjustments. The tax year 2020 adjustments generally are used on tax returns […]