Tax Returns & Estimated Taxes Now Due July 15

Tax Returns & Estimated Taxes Now Due July 15 Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020. Taxpayers can also defer federal income tax payments due on April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020, without penalties and interest, regardless of…

H.R. 6201: Families First Coronavirus Response Act

H.R. 6201: Families First Coronavirus Response Act This legislation has now passed both the House and the Senate and has been enacted into law by the President. The effective date is 15 days after enactment: April 2, 2020. Executive Summary This legislation applies only to employers who employ less than 500 employees. This legislation is…

Employers Can Immediately Provide Tax-Free Qualified Disaster Payments to Employees in Connection With COVID-19

Employers Can Immediately Provide Tax-Free Qualified Disaster Payments to Employees in Connection With COVID-19 Employers are scrambling to find ways to help their employees who are impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Help is available. Now that the COVID-19 has been declared a national emergency, Internal Revenue Code Section 139 can be used to allow…

Federal Aid Package Helps Individuals Affected By COVID-19

Federal Aid Package Helps Individuals Affected By COVID-19  The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201),  became law on March 18, 2020. The Act guarantees free testing for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), establishes emergency paid sick leave, expands family and medical leave, enhances unemployment insurance, expands food security initiatives, and increases federal Medicaid funding. The…

Tax Payments Have Been Deferred

Tax Payments Have Been Deferred As the COVID-19 situation continues to change on a daily basis, abip would like to take some time to inform clients of the relief that the federal government has passed thus far. Below are some common questions we have been receiving and the answers to those questions – as of…

What to Do If You Are Missing Important Tax Forms

What to Do If You Are Missing Important Tax Forms If you are ready to file your taxes but are missing important tax forms here’s what you should do: Form W-2 You should receive a Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, from each of your employers for use in preparing your federal tax return. Employers…

Are Social Security Benefits Taxable?

Are Social Security Benefits Taxable? Social Security benefits include monthly retirement, survivor, and disability benefits; they do not include Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments, which are not taxable. Generally, you pay federal income taxes on your Social Security benefits only if you have other substantial income in addition to your benefits such as wages, self-employment,…

Worker Classification: Employee vs. Contractor

Worker Classification: Employee vs. Contractor If you hire someone for a long-term, full-time project or a series of projects that are likely to last for an extended period, you must pay special attention to the difference between independent contractors and employees. Why It Matters The Internal Revenue Service and state regulators scrutinize the distinction between…

It’s Not Too Late to Make an IRA Contribution

It’s Not Too Late to Make an IRA Contribution If you haven’t contributed funds to an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) for tax year 2019, or if you’ve put in less than the maximum allowed, you still have time to do so. You can contribute to either a traditional or Roth IRA until the April 15th…