Employee Payroll Tax Deferral Guidance

Employee Payroll Tax Deferral Guidance On August 8, 2020, President Trump signed an executive order allowing employers to defer the withholding and payment of the employee share of Social Security taxes from September 1 through December 31, 2020. As the executive order left many unanswered questions, the IRS later released a notice on August 28,…

Tax Scams: 2020 Edition

Compiled and issued annually every year by the IRS, this year it includes many aggressive and evolving schemes related to coronavirus tax relief, including Economic Impact Payments. The criminals behind these bogus schemes view everyone as potentially easy prey and everyone should be on guard, especially vulnerable populations such as the elderly. While tax-related scams…

Tax Breaks for Teachers and Educators

While many schools are switching to hybrid or remote learning models, teachers and other educators should remember that they can still deduct certain unreimbursed expenses such as classroom supplies, training, and travel. Deducting these expenses helps reduce the amount of tax owed when filing a tax return. To qualify for the deduction, the taxpayer must…

Protect Tax Records Before Disaster Strikes

Natural disasters such as hurricanes are more common in summer, but tornadoes, floods, and fires can strike at any time. As such, it’s always a good idea to plan for what to do in case of a disaster. Here are some simple steps you can take right now to prepare: 1. Backup Records Electronically. Many people…

Filing an Amended Tax Return

If you discover a mistake on your tax return after you’ve already filed, don’t panic. In most cases, all you have to do is file an amended tax return. Here’s what you need to know: Taxpayers should use Form 1040X, Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, to file an amended (corrected) tax return. An amended tax…

Top 20 Largest Accounting Firm

We are pleased to announce that ABIP has ranked as a top-20 largest accounting firm in the Houston and San Antonio Business Journals Book of Lists. The annual rankings are formulated based on the number of CPAs and accounting staff in each firm. Recently, the firm has been helping clients navigate the challenges associated with…

Here’s How to Pay If You Owe Money to the IRS

Here’s How to Pay If You Owe Money to the IRS The federal tax deadline is quickly approaching. If you owe money to the IRS – including estimated and other business taxes – here are six options for quick and easy electronic payments: Taxpayers who owe a 2019 income tax liability, as well as estimated…

July 15 Deadline for Reporting Foreign Income

July 15 Deadline for Reporting Foreign Income If you live or work outside the United States, you generally must file and pay your tax in the same way as people living in the U.S. This includes people with dual citizenship. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, people who live and work abroad have until Wednesday, July…