Six Steps to Protect Against Taxpayer ID Theft

Six Steps to Protect Against Taxpayer ID Theft Tax-related identity theft occurs when someone uses a taxpayer’s stolen personal information, such as a Social Security number, to file a tax return claiming a false refund. Thieves are actively working to steal taxpayer information and identities, and everyone should do everything they can to prevent identity…

What to Know About Backup Withholding

What to Know About Backup Withholding Backup withholding is a federal tax on income that otherwise typically doesn’t require tax withholding, such as 1099 and W2-G income. Taxpayers who receive this type of income may have backup withholding deducted from their payments. Here is what you should know about backup withholding: Backup withholding is required…

Employee Relocation: What Happens to Your Home?

Employee Relocation: What Happens to Your Home? Employees and small business owners often have questions about what to do with an employee’s home – and what the tax consequences might be – when they move to a new job location. Here are some answers: Employees Most employers want to protect the employee from being relocated…

Advance Child Tax Credit Payments Start This Month

Advance Child Tax Credit Payments Start This Month The Internal Revenue Service has started sending letters to more than 36 million American families who, based on tax returns filed with the agency, may be eligible to receive monthly Child Tax Credit payments starting July 15, 2021. Here’s what families need to know: Background The expanded…

Tips for Students with a Summer Job

Tips for Students with a Summer Job If your child is a student with a summer job, the income your child earns over the summer is considered taxable income. Here’s what they should know: Form W-4. When anyone gets a new job, they need to fill out a Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate. Employers use this…

HSA Limits Increase for 2022

HSA Limits Increase for 2022 Contributions to a Health Savings Account (HSA) are used to pay current or future medical expenses of the account owner, his or her spouse, and any qualified dependent and are adjusted annually for inflation. For 2022, the annual inflation-adjusted contribution limit for a Health Savings Account (HSA) increases to $$3,650…

Refunds for Nontaxable Unemployment Compensation

Refunds for Nontaxable Unemployment Compensation The IRS is automatically refunding money to eligible people who filed their tax return reporting unemployment compensation before the recent changes made by the American Rescue Plan. Background Typically, when an individual receives unemployment compensation it is taxable. However, under a recent law change (American Rescue Plan), taxpayers who earned…