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Lawmakers Continue Phase Four Economic Relief Talks; “CARES 2” in the Works

Lawmakers Continue Phase Four Economic Relief Talks; “CARES 2” in the Works Lawmakers are continuing talks on a “phase four” economic relief package in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic. To that end, the House’s “CARES 2” package is currently in the works and could see a floor vote as early as this month. “CARES 2”President Trump signed into […]

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IRS Addresses Queries on COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments; No Return Required for Certain Social Security Recipients

IRS Addresses Queries on COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments; No Return Required for Certain Social Security Recipients The IRS announced on March 30 that distribution of economic impact payments in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic would begin in the next three weeks. On April 1, the Treasury Department clarified that Social Security and Railroad Retirement […]

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Proposed Regs to Clarify Miscellaneous Deductions of Estate, Non-Grantor Trust

Proposed Regs to Clarify Miscellaneous Deductions of Estate, Non-Grantor Trust The IRS has released proposed regulations clarifying that the following deductions allowed to an estate or non- grantor trust are not miscellaneous itemized deductions: costs paid or incurred in connection with the administration of an estate or non-grantor trust that would not have been incurred […]

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Proposed Regulations Address Deductibility of Fines and Penalties

Proposed Regulations Address Deductibility of Fines and Penalties The IRS has released proposed regulations that address changes made to Code Sec. 162(f) by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) ( P.L. 115-97). The proposed regulations provide operational and definitional guidance on the deductibility of fines and penalties paid to governmental entities. TCJA ChangesUnder amended Code Sec. 162(f), businesses […]

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Simplified Procedures for Nonfilers to Receive Economic Impact Payments

Simplified Procedures for Nonfilers to Receive Economic Impact Payments Eligible individuals who are not otherwise required to file federal income tax returns for 2019 may use a new simplified return filing procedure to make sure they receive the Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act ( P.L. 116-136). […]

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Treasury, SBA Release PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

Treasury, SBA Release PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Treasury and the Small Business Administration (SBA) have worked together to release the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application. According to Treasury’s May 15 press release, the application and correlating instructions inform borrowers how to apply for forgiveness of PPP loans under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and […]

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Due Date for Federal Income Tax Payments Extended to July 15

Due Date for Federal Income Tax Payments Extended to July 15 The Treasury Department and IRS have extended the due date for the payment of federal income taxes otherwise due on April 15, 2020, until July 15, 2020, as a result of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency. The extension is available to all taxpayers, and […]

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Final Regulations on Calculation of UBTI Issued

Final Regulations on Calculation of UBTI Issued The IRS has released final regulations that present guidance on how certain organizations that provide employee benefits must calculate unrelated business taxable income (UBTI) under Code Sec. 512(a). Background Organizations that are otherwise exempt from tax under Code Sec. 501(a) are subject to tax on their unrelated business […]

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