Individual Tax Articles
Posted by Robert Ingrasci on April 14, 2020
On April 9, 2020, the IRS issued Notice 2020-23, which contains expanded relief for those tax forms and other filings that are postponed as was originally announced last month.
Posted by Mark Stack on April 06, 2020
The CARES modifies certain business tax provisions in the Internal Revenue Code. After the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) added these provisions to the IRC, states, and taxpayers have only recently come to understand the conformity implications of the TCJA. The CARES Act modifications will present a new round of state and federal conformity challenges for states, taxpayers, and practitioners.
Posted by Robert Ingrasci on April 06, 2020
The CARES Act provides financial relief for people who are experiencing hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. One relief measure allows withdrawals of up to $100,000 from IRAs and qualified retirement plan accounts, with no tax hit, if those amounts are recontributed within three years. Here are the rules, along with news of the temporary suspension of the retirement account required minimum distribution rules.
Posted by Cheryl A. Jankowski on April 01, 2020
On March 24, 2020, the IRS posted frequently asked questions to provide additional clarification and guidance regarding the application of its relief guidance. Here is a summary of those FAQs.
Posted by Mark Stack on March 25, 2020
On March 20, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service released Notice 2020-18, its second round of formal guidance – this time expanding its earlier guidance (Notice 2020-17) by including relief to taxpayers for both federal income tax returns and federal income tax payments which would be due April 15, 2020.
Posted by Michē Needham on March 23, 2020
The federal government has been working on various relief measures to help individuals and small businesses cope with the situation, including tax relief provisions. Here are the tax changes that have been finalized so far.
Posted by Maria Gambacorta on March 23, 2020
Effective 3/21/2020 and until further notice, Lumsden McCormick is suspending all in-office face-to-face interactions in light of COVID-19 concerns. Despite the deadline extensions, we are moving forward with all tax filing by April 15, we highly encourage usage of the client portal, secure email or our office lockbox for documentation transfer.
Posted by Michē Needham on March 09, 2020
The IRS released the inflation-adjusted items for 2020 for various provisions of the Internal Revenue Code. Read on for highlights on the updated 2020 amounts as well as the respective 2019 figures for comparison.
Posted by Kevin Smeader on February 25, 2020
If you haven't filed your individual federal income tax return yet, there still may be opportunities to lower your tax bill for the 2019 tax year. Though most tax-planning moves must be completed by the end of the tax year, a few options remain available. Here are some options to consider before the April 15 filing deadline, along with a refresher on the current alternative minimum tax (AMT) rules for individuals.