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What tax pros need to know about stimulus payments heading into filing season
2020 introduced a number of unprecedented situations that have required some massive adjustments. And now, with the tax filing season upon us, a raft of brand new challenges await ahead of the April 15 deadline. Chief among them: uncertainty...
2021 tax filing season begins Feb. 12; IRS outlines steps to speed refunds during pandemic
The Internal Revenue Service announced that the nation's tax season will start on Friday, February 12, 2021, when the tax agency will begin accepting and processing 2020 tax year returns. The February 12 start date for individual tax return...
Refund delays, stimulus check errors foreshadow rough tax season
Tax-refund delays and stimulus-payment hiccups could spill into the upcoming tax season as the Internal Revenue Service continues to face challenges related to the coronavirus pandemic and as Congress considers yet another round of direct payments.
IRS ready for the upcoming tax season; last-minute changes to tax laws included in IRS forms and instructions
The Internal Revenue Service today assured taxpayers and tax professionals that updates to key federal tax forms and instructions are complete and will be available when Americans begin filing their tax returns. Most individual taxpayers file...
SBA and Treasury reopen Paycheck Protection Program
The U.S. Small Business Administration and the Treasury Department relaunched the Paycheck Protection Program on Monday to new borrowers, prioritizing loans from community lenders. The program, funded with $284.5 billion thanks to the latest...
PPP application forms released
The US Small Business Administration and Treasury released borrower loan application forms Friday night for the rebooted Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which will launch Monday, initially for select lenders and borrowers before a broader...
CTCPA Member Ryan Sheppard featured on NBC-CT piece on PPP loan concerns
CTCPA member Ryan C. Sheppard, CPA, CFF, a partner with Knight Rolleri Sheppard CPAs, LLP, was recently featured on the NBC Connecticut piece "Fire District to Hire Financial Auditor Over PPP Loan Concerns." Watch the clip below.
Eligible Paycheck Protection Program expenses now deductible
Revenue Ruling 2021-02 PDF, reflects changes to law contained in the COVID-related Tax Relief Act of 2020, enacted as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (Act), Public Law 116-260, which was signed into law on December 27, 2020.
New PPP guidance issued by SBA, Treasury
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Treasury issued guidance late Wednesday night for the reconstituted Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The guidance came in the form of two interim final rules (IFRs).
Labor Department finalizes rule on employee vs. independent contractor status
The U.S. Department of Labor issued a final rule Wednesday to clarify the standard for determining whether a worker should be considered an employee or an independent contractor. The rule is one of many contentious regulations that the Trump...

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Continuing Professional Development

VIRTUAL Federal Tax Committee Meeting - 1/26/2021 -
Ralph Anderson, Chairman of the Federal Tax Committee, invites you to join us for the regular meeting of the Federal Tax Committee.   This meeting...



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