Mary Lee Miller, EA, LLC

IRS makes it easier to set up payment agreements; offers other relief to taxpayers struggling with tax debts

IR-2020-248, November 2, 2020 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced a number of changes designed to help struggling taxpayers impacted by COVID-19 more easily settle their tax debts with the IRS. The IRS assessed its collection activities to see how it could apply relief for taxpayers who owe but are struggling financially because of the pandemic, expanding taxpayer options for making payments and […]

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The IRS says it still hasn’t opened more than 2 million returns this tax season

Published: Oct. 8, 2020 at 1:46 a.m. ET By Andrew Keshner The Internal Revenue Service still has to process an estimated 2.5 million hard copy income tax returns within a pile of unopened mail that stands at 5.3 million pieces. That’s according to IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig, who testified Wednesday on the agency’s efforts to dig out from a mountain of unopened mail that accumulated […]

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How people can reconstruct records lost in a natural disaster.

IRS Tax Tip 2020-127, September 28, 2020 Reconstructing records after a disaster is important for several reasons including insurance reimbursement and taxes. Most importantly, records can help people prove their disaster-related losses. More accurately estimated losses can help people get more recovery assistance like loans or grants. Whether it’s personal or business property that has been lost or destroyed, here are some steps that can […]

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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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