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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Avoiding Tax Surprises When Retiring Overseas

Are you approaching retirement age and wondering where you can retire to make your retirement nest egg last longer? Retiring abroad may be the answer. But first, it’s important to look at the tax implications because not all retirement country destinations are created equal. Taxes on Worldwide Income Leaving the United States does not exempt…

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Economic Impact Payments: Round Three

Economic Impact Payments: Round Three On March 12, following the American Rescue Plan Act’s approval and signing, the IRS began sending out the third round of Economic Impact Payments. Most payments were sent out via direct deposit, but approximately 150,000 checks were mailed by the Treasury Department as well. Taxpayers who received EIP1 or EIP2…

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Coronavirus-Related Distributions and Loans

Coronavirus-Related Distributions and Loans The Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act made it easier to access savings in IRAs and workplace retirement plans for those affected by the coronavirus. This relief provided favorable tax treatment for certain withdrawals from retirement plans and IRAs, including expanded loan options. Distributions: Certain distributions made from Jan. 1,…

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