Paycheck Protection Loan Forgiveness

When the CARES Act was signed into law, it created the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which is a new loan designed to help small businesses pay employee wages and other critical expenses.  Proceeds from this loan can be forgiven if certain criteria are met. Once the PPP proceeds are deposited to your account, the original […]

How the New Tax Law, CARES, Impacts Individuals

IRS and Congress have given individuals a number of ways to build up their cash reserves and/or pay less in taxes. Here are a few opportunities for taxpayers. Stimulus checks from the IRS Many of you received stimulus checks in the last month as a result of new laws designed to help you weather the […]

Inherited IRAs and the SECURE Act of 2019

At the end of 2019, the SECURE Act (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act) was signed into law, modifying RMD (required minimum distribution) rules for inherited IRAs and retirement accounts. Under the SECURE Act, inherited IRAs and retirement accounts must be distributed and taxed within 10 years of the original owner’s death.  Prior […]

Why Getting a Tax Refund Is Not Necessarily Good

Everyone loves getting a tax refund, right?  Not us! We’ll explain why; but first let’s cover some basics about filing deadlines and refund timing. Preparing, Filing and Acceptance of Returns There are several steps your tax professional goes through with your return. Here is a very rough, general rundown: Client (you) signs engagement letter (legal […]

The Augusta Rule: How to Receive Tax-Free Income

What is the Augusta Rule? The Augusta Rule, known to the IRS as Section 280A, allows homeowners to rent out their home for up to 14 days per year without needing to report the rental income on their individual tax return. Originally created to protect residents of Augusta, Georgia who would rent out their homes […]