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Category: Taxation-Individuals

August 12, 2020

What Does the Executive Action Deferring Payroll Taxes Mean for Employers and Employees?

On August 8, 2020, President Trump signed an executive memorandum that defers an employee’s portion of Social Security and Medicare taxes from September 1 through December 31, 2020. At this point, the taxes are just deferred, meaning they’ll still have to be paid at a later date. However, the action directs U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to “explore avenues, including legislation, to eliminate the obligation to pay the taxes.” The exact impact on employers and employees isn’t yet known. There… Read more ›

July 28, 2020

Investing in a Volatile Stock Market

On July 23, Richard Morris, Director of Tax Services, and Senior Investment Advisor, Alex Seleznev collaborated on an article for Harness Wealth on the topic of tax planning during a time of stock market volatility. Among the topics covered are what to avoid with regards to investments and how to handle Roth IRAs. Click here to read the full article.

July 21, 2020

2020 Virginia and Maryland Sales Tax-Free Holidays

Please note the following upcoming dates and descriptions for sales tax-free holidays in Virginia and Maryland: Virginia: Friday, August 7 to Sunday, August 9 Maryland: Sunday, August 9 to Sunday, August 15. These holidays offer periods of time when certain items can be purchased without sales tax in each state. Please see our overview of items eligible for the sales tax-free holiday. Washington, DC has no such sales tax holiday. Virginia Sales Tax-Free Holiday (August 7-9) In Virginia, individuals may… Read more ›

July 2, 2020

IRS Guidance Provides RMD Rollover Relief

The CARES Act was enacted in an attempt to mitigate the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Among other things, it extends favorable tax treatment to qualified individuals who take so-called “coronavirus-related distributions” (CRDs) from IRAs, 401(k) plans and certain other retirement plans. RMD Relief Specifically, the CARES Act waives the 10% early distribution penalty for CRDs taken between January 1, 2020, and December 31, 2020. Under the law, the waiver applies to CRDs made to an individual: • Who’s… Read more ›

April 13, 2020

The IRS Announces New COVID-19-Related Assistance for Taxpayers

The IRS and the U.S. Department of Treasury have announced new relief for federal taxpayers affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The IRS had already extended certain deadlines to file and pay federal income taxes and estimated tax payments due April 15, 2020, without incurring late filing penalties, late payment penalties or interest. The additional relief, outlined in Notice 2020-23, applies to a wider variety of tax filers. The IRS also has announced new tools for taxpayers expecting Economic Impact… Read more ›

April 9, 2020

The Impact of the CARES Act and the Paycheck Protection Program on Small Businesses and Independent Contractors

On Friday, March 27, President Trump signed into legislation the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The $2.2 trillion legislation represents the largest stimulus package in U.S. history—dwarfing the $800 billion package signed during the 2008 financial crisis—and provides a variety of economic relief measures to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on American society. The Act provides for six options for businesses in search of relief, which are listed below for consideration: • Paycheck Protection Program… Read more ›

April 8, 2020

Maryland Temporarily Suspends Paper Income Tax Return Processing Due to COVID-19

Maryland will stop processing paper income tax returns beginning on Friday, April 15, based on a statement by Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot. The move has been motivated by a desire to keep employees safe in the era of COVID-19. Taxpayers anticipating a refund from their taxes and who plan to paper file are encouraged to file by April 10 to ensure their return will be processed in a timely manner. Marylanders are encouraged to file electronically, since it takes just… Read more ›

March 31, 2020

An Overview of the Tax Effects of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act on Individuals and Businesses

On Friday, March 27, President Trump signed into legislation the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act. The $2.2 trillion legislation represents the largest stimulus package in U.S. history—dwarfing the $800 billion package signed during the 2008 financial crisis—and provides a variety of economic relief measures to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on American society. In addition to direct cash payments and extended lending and emergency financing options, the CARES Act includes tax payment deferrals and… Read more ›

March 30, 2020

The CARES Act: An Overview of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act

On Friday, March 27, President Trump signed into legislation the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act. The $2.2 trillion legislation represents the largest stimulus package in U.S. history—dwarfing the $800 billion package signed during the 2008 financial crisis—and provides a variety of economic relief measures to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on American society. This top-level overview represents the first of several upcoming alerts by CBM on various components of the CARES Act. Among the… Read more ›

March 25, 2020

CBM Encourages Clients to Submit Tax Organizers and Documents Despite Tax Day Extension

Despite the extension of the Tax Day deadline from April 15 to July 15, CBM still encourages clients to submit their completed tax organizers and documents as soon as possible so the firm’s professionals can continue preparing their taxes.  Clients should consider transmitting them through CBM’s online portal, by email or via courier or the U.S. postal service. Clients who choose to email information should not include sensitive information. CBM would like to thank its clients for continuing to work… Read more ›