The Home Office Deduction

The Home Office Deduction

The Home Office Deduction With more people working from home than ever before, taxpayers may be wondering if they can claim a home office deduction when they file their 2020 tax return next year. The short answer is that self-employed taxpayers who use their home for...
Tax Considerations When Hiring Household Help

Tax Considerations When Hiring Household Help

Tax Considerations When Hiring Household Help If you employ someone to work for you around your house, it is important to consider the tax implications of this type of arrangement. While many people disregard the need to pay taxes on household employees, they do so at...
It’s Never Too Early to Check Tax Withholding

It’s Never Too Early to Check Tax Withholding

It’s Never Too Early to Check Tax Withholding While it probably seem like tax season just ended, it is never too early to do a “Paycheck Checkup” to make sure the right amount of tax is withheld from earnings – and avoid a tax surprise next...
Employee Payroll Tax Deferral Guidance

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...
Tax Scams: 2020 Edition

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...