Mary Lee Miller, EA, LLC

COVID-19: IRS Provides Relief from Enforcement Actions

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the last thing you need is the IRS doing bad things, like auditing you or levying your bank account or wages. But don’t worry—the IRS is pausing most of its collection and audit enforcement actions. Installment Agreements If you have an installment agreement with the IRS, then the IRS is suspending your payments due between April 1 and July 15, 2020. […]

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COVID-19: CARES Act Allows $100,000 Tax-Free IRA Grab and Repay

Bradford Tax Institute April 2020   COVID-19: CARES Act Allows $100,000 Tax-Free IRA Grab and Repay More Relief: Retirement Account Required Minimum Distribution Rules Suspended for 2020 The $2 trillion COVID-19 economic recovery bill finally made it through Congress and was signed into law by President Donald Trump on March 27. The legislation is titled the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). […]

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COVID-19: New SBA Loans for Small Businesses – Maybe a Great Deal

Mary Lee Miller EA LLC April 3, 2020 Dear Client: The COVID-19 pandemic has upended all aspects of life around the world, including the worldof business here in the U.S. If your business is struggling, you may be able to get some help from the federal Small BusinessAdministration (SBA), which is authorized to provide loans to small businesses on an as-neededbasis. There are two types […]

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COVID-19: Tax Season Delayed Until July 15 – Wait or file now?

Mary Lee Miller EA LLC04-02-2020 Dear Client: As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has shut down much activity in the United States.The IRS decided to use its authority in a national emergency to postpone certain tax return filingsand payments. This change affects every one of you, and the rules are tricky—after all, this is taxlaw. We’ll explain who gets relief; what the IRS postponed; and […]

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Payment Deadline Extended to July 15, 2020

e-News for Tax Professionals March 18, 2020 Inside this Issue The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service are providing special payment relief to individuals and businesses in response to the COVID-19 Outbreak. The filing deadline for tax returns remains April 15, 2020. The IRS urges taxpayers who are owed a refund to file as quickly as possible. For those who can’t file by the […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Buying a House

By Bola Sokunbi. Published on February 20, 2019. Updated on November 19, 2019 When it comes to financial and life goals, buying a house is probably pretty high on your list. But being able to purchase a home depends heavily on your finances being in good standing. That means you don’t want to have too much debt, but you DO need to have a good […]

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Filing Your Taxes Early: What You Need To Know

Dec 23, 2019, 09:20am Robert FarringtonSenior Contributor Personal Finance I write about personal finance, college and student loan debt. Ready to get your taxes squared away and get your hands on your refund (and maybe avoid getting a tax refund loan)? It’s possible you’ll make some progress early on, but you need to make sure you have all the required paperwork for your return before you […]

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Tax Tip 2019-170: Here’s how taxpayers can avoid the hooks of phishing scams

IRS Tax Tip 2019-170, December 4, 2019 Knowledge and awareness. Those two things can protect taxpayers and their family members from getting caught up in a phishing scam. A phishing scam is often an unsolicited email or a website that looks like a legitimate site designed to trick users. The scams convince people into providing personal and financial information. Scam emails can arrive to personal […]

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4 Costly Tax Mistakes to Avoid

Don’t end up making your tax bill worse than it already is. Christy Bieber (TMFChristyB) Nov 3, 2019 at 11:05AM Author Bio No one likes to pay taxes, and you definitely don’t want to pay more than you actually owe. Unfortunately, the tax code is really complicated in the United States, so it’s far too easy to make a costly mistake.Simple errors could cost hundreds […]

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The SEP IRA Rules, Benefits and a Lofty Contribution Limit

Do you want to save up to $56,000 a year for retirement? Are you self-employed or a small business owner? Do your eyes light up when you hear words like “tax-free growth” or “tax-deductible?” If you’re looking for additional ways to save for your future, are a high-earner, and are already maxing out your traditional and Roth IRAs, consider opening a Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) […]

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