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President Biden to Announce $1.5 Trillion Tax Plan

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President Biden to Announce $1.5 Trillion Tax Plan

President Biden is expected to outline tonight in an address to a joint session of Congress his “American Families Plan,” which includes significant tax changes that would harm real estate. 

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Treasury, IRS Extend Federal Tax Filing Deadline Until May 17

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Treasury, IRS Extend Federal Tax Filing Deadline Until May 17

The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced today that the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year will be automatically extended from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021. The IRS will be providing formal guidance in the coming days.

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IRS, HUD Grant Texans Relief After Disaster Declaration

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IRS, HUD Grant Texans Relief After Disaster Declaration

In response to the toll this month’s winter storms have taken on Texas and other states, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has extended many tax filing deadlines to June 15, 2021. Separately, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced its own relief for mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) for those living in areas affected by the severe winter storm.

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Employer-Focused Tax Changes in Senate Coronavirus Relief Bill

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Employer-Focused Tax Changes in Senate Coronavirus Relief Bill

The Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection, and Schools (HEALS) Act introduced in the Senate yesterday includes four notable tax provisions, including substantial modifications to the existing Employee Retention Tax Credit.

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IRS Not Extending July 15 Tax Deadline

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IRS Not Extending July 15 Tax Deadline

The Department of Treasury and IRS has announced the July 15 tax-filing and payment deadline will not be extended a second time due to the coronavirus pandemic. The IRS originally extended the April 15 deadline as a result of the pandemic. However, individuals taxpayers unable to meet the July 15 due date can request an automatic extension of time to file until Oct. 15.

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IRS Proposes Rule on Like-Kind Exchanges

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IRS Proposes Rule on Like-Kind Exchanges

The Internal Revenue Service has released a draft regulation to define a like-kind property that is held for investment, trade or business purposes under Section 1031 of the tax code (governing like-kind exchanges). The IRS will accept comments through Aug. 11.

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Businesses with PPP Loans Now Eligible for Payroll Tax Deferral

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Businesses with PPP Loans Now Eligible for Payroll Tax Deferral

President Trump has signed into law the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, which makes a number of positive changes to the Payroll Protection Program (PPP). Among these changes, business owners who take out a PPP loan and have that loan forgiven are now eligible to delay their payroll tax payments.

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IRS Reverses Guidance on Employee Retention Tax Credit

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IRS Reverses Guidance on Employee Retention Tax Credit

In response to concerns raised by a bipartisan group of lawmakers, the IRS has reversed guidance to allow employer-paid health insurance costs to be eligible for the employee retention tax credit, even if the employer has furloughed workers and is not otherwise paying wages.

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IRS Broadens Tax Return Filing in Response to COVID-19

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IRS Broadens Tax Return Filing in Response to COVID-19

The IRS has significantly broadened its tax return filing and payment relief in response to COVID-19. According to Notice 2020-23, nearly all taxpayers with a filing or payment deadline falling on or after April 1, 2020, and before July 15, 2020, will now have until July 15, 2020 to file returns and make payments without penalties or interest.  In a prior notice, deadlines were only extended for tax forms and payments due April 15, 2020.

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IRS Releases New Form for Businesses to Claim Advance Payments

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IRS Releases New Form for Businesses to Claim Advance Payments

Any business who will be claiming the employee retention credit, sick leave credit, and/or family medical leave credit, to the extent these credits exceed their payroll tax liabilities, can file IRS Form 7200 to get an advance on their anticipated tax refund.

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