Child Tax Credit 2021

Over 35 million households in the U.S are getting monthly payments for their 2021 child tax credits. What many do not realize, they could end up owing the IRS next year. How Much Can You Expect For This Year’s Child Tax Credit & What Is the IRS Sending? The maximum child tax credit for 2021 […]

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Taxpayers who earned less than $150,000 in modified adjusted gross income may exclude unemployment compensation up to $20,400 if married filing jointly and $10,200 for all other eligible taxpayers.  For those taxpayers who already have filed and figured their tax based on the full amount of unemployment compensation, the IRS will determine the correct taxable […]

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Second Stimulus Payment

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Millions of second-round Economic Impact (Stimulus) Payments are being made via direct deposits, paper checks, and prepaid debit cards. The IRS is supposed to distribute all payments by Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. Eligible taxpayers who didn’t receive their payment will need to claim it on their 2020 tax returns.

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Out of state

If you’re working remotely during the pandemic, next year’s tax season could get complicated if you’re sheltering in place in a different state. That’s because some states tax income earned while there even if you primarily reside and work in a different state. For example, if you live in New Jersey but are working remotely […]

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Retirement Income CARES Act

The Internal Revenue Service has announced that anyone who already took a required minimum distribution (RMD) in 2020 from certain retirement accounts now has the opportunity to roll those funds back into a retirement account following the CARES Act RMD waiver for 2020. The 60-day rollover period for any RMDs already taken this year has […]

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Under IRC section 36B, eligible individuals who purchase health insurance through a Health Insurance Exchange may claim a Premium Tax Credit on form 8962. Among the various requirements, the tax credit is based on whether a taxpayer claims a personal exemption deduction under IRC section 151 for the taxpayer, the taxpayer’s spouse, and any dependents […]

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Most individuals are aware of the tax benefits of selling a principal residence. Section 121 of the IRS code allows for the exclusion of up to $500,000 (for those filing married filing jointly) of the profit from the sale if the property was used for at least two in five years as a principal residence. […]

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Early IRA Withdrawals

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Traditional and Roth IRA distributions are due a 10% penalty if you take them ahead of time, but there are exceptions for early withdrawal that let you skip the fine. In retirement when you look for a tax-advantageous way to save on retirement, an IRA can fit the bill. Typical IRAs offer an upfront tax […]

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Did you know that the IRS considers any forgiven debt as a source of income and that taxes must be paid on that “revenue.” And if you’ve ever settled a debt for less or had debt forgiven completely, you’ve likely received a surprise in the mail coming tax season the Form 1099-C. A 1099-C reports […]

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qualified widow(er)

If your child lives in your household but makes significant income, whereby you can not claim him or her as a dependent, you can still file as a Qualified Widow(er). A qualified widow or widower status is for people who have recently lost a spouse and are at home supporting a child. If your spouse […]

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