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Category: Taxation-Individuals

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 ›

March 24, 2020

Income Tax Payments Due April 15 Can Be Deferred to July 15, Regardless of Amount

The IRS and the U.S. Treasury Department have been making a series of announcements to provide tax relief in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. After previously announcing that taxpayers could defer making federal income tax payments up to certain limits for three months, the IRS has now announced that taxpayers can postpone payments without penalties or interest “regardless of the amount.” Filing and payment extension According to new Notice 2020-18, any person with a federal income tax return… Read more ›

March 20, 2020

Tax Day Extended from April 15 to July 15

Tax Day has been extended from April 15 to July 15, 2020 said U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. In a tweet published this morning, Mnuchin explained that all taxpayers and businesses will have an additional three months to not only pay their tax liabilities (as CBM reported on Wednesday), but also to file their taxes. No interest or penalties will be charged against individuals and businesses taking advantage of this extended time period. This story is developing and CBM will… Read more ›

March 18, 2020

April 15 Tax Filing Deadline – 90-Day Payment Extension for Businesses and Individuals

3/20/20 update: Please note that on Friday, March 20, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin announced that the tax filing deadline, as well as the tax payment deadline, has been extended to July 15. Read more here. 3/19/20 update: Please note this post, originally published on March 18, has been updated to clarify the period during which any accrued tax liability that can be deferred, will be calculated.   While the particular details have not yet been finalized, the Treasury announced that… Read more ›

March 16, 2020

House Passes Bill to Provide Coronavirus Relief; Senate Expected to Act This Week

Several arms of the federal government have taken, or are weighing, significant steps to help the country deal with the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the implications for individuals and businesses. On March 14, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan 110-page bill that has received support from President Trump and, as of this writing, is expected to be taken up by the Senate this week. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act includes a wide range of… Read more ›