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President Biden Signs American Rescue Plan Act

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), which provides almost $2 trillion to support families and businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is a summary of the tax-related provisions in the Act.. Read More >>

2020 Year End Tax Planning for Businesses and Individuals

Year-end tax planning is always challenging, but President-Elect Biden entering the White House along with the coronavirus pandemic have added a whole new layer of complexity to the equation. The balance of power in the Senate will be determined. Read More >>

2021 Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLAS)

October 29, 2020 Tax Advisor

This week, the IRS announced the 2021 cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs), which impact retirement plans for more than 67 million Americans. In addition, the Social Security Administration announced the 2021 social security wage base will be $142,800, which reflects a. Read More >>

Payroll Tax Holiday – Friend or Foe?

Remember the payroll tax deferral for employers we talked about a few months ago? In early August, President Trump signed a few executive orders to help people who are struggling financially, including payroll deferrals for employees. The Order says. Read More >>

New Rules for Required Minimum Distributions

There have been several changes to Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) rules this past year. When the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act passed last December, it changed the age limit for RMDs from age 70 ½. Read More >>

Ohio’s 2020 Sales Tax Holiday for Back-to-School Shopping is Aug 7-9

The Ohio Department of Taxation announced that the 2020 Sales Tax Holiday will start on Friday, August 7, 2020 and end on Sunday, August 9, 2020 at midnight. During the holiday, the following items will be exempt from tax:. Read More >>

Benefit Plan Relief for Plan Sponsors and Participants

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and The SECURE Act include several retirement plan provisions benefiting plan sponsors and participants and their families. The IRS recently issued guidance in the form of a Q&A relating to. Read More >>

When Bad Things Happen to Good Plans: Preventing errors with eligible compensation plans

For even the most well-intended and conscientious plan sponsor, the complex rules and regulations regarding retirement plans can result in the occasional error in administration or operation. Operational errors are made while carrying out the plan in accordance with. Read More >>

2019 Year End Tax Planning for Business and Individuals

With the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) changing the playing field in the tax realm, there are several approaches you may want to consider before year-end to help minimize your tax burden. Below are some of the. Read More >>

2020 Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLAs)

November 6, 2019 Tax Advisor

The IRS has announced the 2020 cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs), which impact retirement plans for more than 67 million Americans. In addition, the Social Security Administration announced the 2020 social security wage base will be $137,700, which reflects a 3.6%. Read More >>