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IRS: New Voluntary Disclosure Program lets employers who received questionable Employee Retention Credits pay them back at discounted rate; interested taxpayers must apply by March 22

WASHINGTON — As part of an ongoing initiative aimed at combating dubious Employee Retention Credit (ERC) claims, the Internal Revenue Service today launched a new Voluntary Disclosure Program to help businesses who want to pay back the money they received after filing ERC claims in error. The new disclosure program, which has been in the… Continue Reading

IRS issues standard mileage rates for 2024; mileage rate increases to 67 cents a mile, up 1.5 cents from 2023

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2024 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning on Jan. 1, 2024, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be: 67… Continue Reading

Interest rates remain the same for the first quarter of 2024

  WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that interest rates will remain the same for the calendar quarter beginning Jan. 1, 2024. For individuals, the rate for overpayments and underpayments will be 8% per year, compounded daily. Here is a complete list of the new rates: 8% for overpayments (payments made in excess… Continue Reading

Home sweet home: Do you qualify for office deductions?

Home sweet home: Do you qualify for office deductions?

If you’re a business owner working from home or an entrepreneur with a home-based side gig, you may qualify for valuable home office deductions. But not everyone who works from home gets the tax break. Employees who work remotely can’t deduct home office expenses under current federal tax law. To qualify for a deduction, you… Continue Reading

2022 – 08/25

2022 – 08/25

Are you hoping to start a business? Many people dream of being their own bosses. To get off to a strong start, you’ll need to make good decisions. For example, which business structure will you use (such as a sole proprietorship or corporation)? This decision will affect the taxes you pay. Another decision is whether… Continue Reading