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Education Tax Breaks for Parents

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, students are going back to school this fall, either remotely, in-person or under a hybrid schedule. In any event, parents may be eligible for certain tax breaks to help defray the cost of education. Available Education Tax Breaks Summary 1. Higher education tax credits. Generally, you may be able to claim […]

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Adjust Your Tax Withholding

Did you recently file your federal tax return and were surprised to find you owed money? You might want to change your withholding so that this doesn’t happen next year. You might even want to do that if you got a big refund. Receiving a tax refund essentially means you’re giving the government an interest-free […]

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Business Meal and Entertainment Deductions

Restaurants and entertainment venues have been hard hit by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. One of the tax breaks that President Trump has proposed to help them is an increase in the amount that can be deducted for business meals and entertainment. It’s unclear whether Congress would go along with enhanced business meal and entertainment […]

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CARES Act Net Operating Loss Deduction Changes

CARES Act NOL Deduction Changes

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act eliminates some of the tax-revenue-generating provisions included in a previous tax law. Here’s a look at how the rules for claiming certain tax losses have been modified to provide businesses with relief from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. NOL Deductions Basically, you may be able to […]

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Adjusting Financial Statements for COVID-19 Tax Relief Measures

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law on March 27, 2020, contains several tax-related provisions for businesses hit by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Those provisions will also have an impact on financial reporting. Companies that issue financial statements under U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) are required to follow Accounting […]

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Home Office Expenses Deduction Rules

We regularly get questions regarding the rules for deducting home office expenses. Since technology has made it easier to work from home, lots of people now commute each morning to an office down the hall in their home. However, just because you have a home office space doesn’t mean you can deduct expenses associated with […]

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