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You can now opt out of the advanced Child Tax Credit!!!!
Child Tax Credit Update Portal | Internal Revenue Service Unenroll if you don’t want to get advance Child Tax Credit payments or check if you’re enrolled.
The IRS has begun the first of updates regarding the Advanced CTC for TY 2021. You cannot opt out of the Advanced payments yet. However you can opt in if you have not filed for 2019/2020 and have not filed a nonfiler return return.
Advance Child Tax Credit Payments in 2021 | Internal Revenue Service Find details about the advance Child Tax Credit payments, including how to get them or stop getting them.
[03/18/21] Tax Filing Deadline has been extended till May 17th, both for filing and payment!
[03/13/21] Stimulus Act impact, $10,200 of unemployment benefits received in 2020 is no longer taxable, we are awaiting IRS guidance as to how this will be administered. If you previously filed we will be amending your return as soon as the IRS approves a process to do so.
[03/13/21] Stimulus Update... Official Payment date for the Third round is March 17th.
[03/10/21] As the new stimulus bill has passed we are eagerly awaiting IRS guidance for the changes that will effect previously filed returns that are effected.
[01/29/21] I get requests from clients for referrals all the time. If you know of a reliable bookkeeper please pm me.
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[01/19/21] Lot's of confusion out there, as soon as you're ready get your return done. The IRS can catch up, but there's only so many days before the deadline...
[01/16/21] Missouri Unemployment 1099's are now available online!
The IRS official has announced they are delaying refunds till late February.
2021 tax filing season begins Feb. 12; IRS outlines steps to speed refunds during pandemic | Internal Revenue Service IR-2021-16, January 15, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service announced that the nation's tax season will start on Friday, February 12, 2021, when the tax agency will begin accepting and processing 2020 tax year returns.
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Checking on your Stimulus Payment? The IRS website is finally updated! https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment
Get My Payment | Internal Revenue Service Use Get My Payment to get information about your payment status and payment type.
[01/02/21] If you received Unemployment Missouri has not released 1099's yet... We're watching.
[01/02/21] The IRS website has not been updated with the new Stimulus info... We're watching.
[12/28/20] The Second Stimulus bill has passed. However at this point the IRS has not begun processing requests to change mailing address or direct deposit info for that payment. Please be patient as updates will be coming!
[08/07/20] You can now Amend your 2019 return Electronically!!!
[07/07/20] Yes the deadline is July 15th, Yes we are open everyday through the 15th.
nationalreview.com The agency and the tax-collection system it oversees are on the brink of catastrophic collapse.
City of Festus
Festus Public Works is hiring up to four summer help workers. Work would be Mon-Fri 7am-4pm for $12 per hour. Applications are available on the city's website (www.CityofFestus.org) and should be turned in at Public Works - 950 N Fifth St - by June 3.
[04/21/20] Stimulus checks that are mailed are on their way... per the mailman.
Instructions for the self employed!!
labor.mo.gov Take the assessment to see if your workers should be classified as employees or independent contractors. Misclassifying workers is wrong and against the law.
[04/07/20] If you do not receive Social Security and have not filed for 2018/2019 and need to purely to receive the Stimulus we can now do so. Cost is $25...
[04/06/20] Our schedule is open we can prepare your return remotely anytime or you can book an appointment anytime before July 15th!!
If you cannot work and you are self employed as a result of Covid-19 the IRS guidelines specify that you will receive a tax credit based on the amount of lost income because of Covid-19, that credit can be used to pay your self Employment tax for 2020. There is no guidance to receive a refund of that credit before you file 2020 taxes. You will simply have your next year tax bill offset and your total taxes will be reduced.
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irs.gov The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the "FFCRA"), signed by President Trump on March 18, 2020, provides small and midsize employers refundable tax credits that reimburse them, dollar-for-dollar, for the cost of providing paid sick and family leave wages to their employees for leave related....
If you are a small employer having less than 100 employees, and you are impacted by the loss of business you can get a credit of 50% of $10,000 for wages you pay for employees from March 12th - January 2021. It is refundable, starting with the second quarter 941's. It is applied first to payroll taxes then it can be refunded, to reimburse you for the wages you are paying.
irs.gov IR-2020-62, March 31, 2020 — The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today launched the Employee Retention Credit, designed to encourage businesses to keep employees on their payroll.
[03/28/20] Quick FYI, if your child is 17 or older and you claimed them as a dependent they will not be receiving a stimulus payment. However if they claim themselves for Tax Year 2020 this coming year they will receive the $1,200 Stimulus payment with their taxes next year, which is better than the $500 other dependent credit you would receive for claiming them... So plan accordingly for next years taxes...
[03/26/20] US Treasury has waived the cross collection of debt...
[03/21/20] We are not open for walk'ins, please schedule an appointment online or by phone.
[03/21/20] The IRS has official extended the tax deadline as of today to July 15th.
Read the official post, the deadline has not been official extended... the news cycle is acting on the basis of a tweet and not on any official decision by the IRS.
**3/20/20: This information may no longer be up to date. Continue to check www.irs.gov/coronavirus**
Treasury and the #IRS allow a delay of most tax payments until July 15, 2020. You still need to file your return or request a filing extension by April 15. No additional filing is necessary for the payment extension.
The IRS urges taxpayers who are owed a tax refund to file as quickly as possible. For those who can’t file by the April 15 deadline, the IRS reminds individual taxpayers that everyone is eligible to request a six-month extension to file their return. Free electronic options are available. Learn more at www.irs.gov/coronavirus
[03/19/20] Certain Services are essential. I wish Taxes were not... You do not have to come into the office to file we can do everything online, via email... please email me [email protected]
[03/18/20] The Tax Filing Deadline has not been extended!!! The IRS is giving a 90 day grace period to pay your balance due without facing additional penalty and interest. However you still must file by April 15th. There has been no extension of the payment deadline for State Balance dues...
What is an enrolled agent?
Enrolled agents (EAs) are America's Tax Experts. EAs are the only federally licensed tax practitioners who specialize in taxation and also have unlimited rights to represent taxpayers before the IRS.
What does the term “enrolled agent” mean?
“Enrolled” means to be licensed to practice by the federal government, and “Agent” means authorized to appear in the place of the taxpayer at the IRS. Only enrolled agents, attorneys, and CPAs have unlimited rights to represent taxpayers before the IRS. The enrolled agent profession dates back to 1884 when, after questionable claims had been presented for Civil War losses, Congress acted to regulate persons who represented citizens in their dealings with the U.S. Treasury Department.
How does one become an enrolled agent?
The license is earned in one of two ways, by passing a comprehensive examinations which covers all aspects of the tax code, or having worked at the IRS for five years in a position which regularly interpreted and applied the tax code and its regulations. All candidates are subjected to a rigorous background check conducted by the IRS.
How can an enrolled agent help me?
Enrolled agents advise, represent, and prepare tax returns for individuals, partnerships, corporations, estates, trusts, and any entities with tax-reporting requirements. Enrolled agents’ expertise in the continually changing field of taxation enables them to effectively represent taxpayers at all administrative levels within the IRS.
Privilege and the enrolled agent
The IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 allow federally authorized practitioners (those bound by the Department of Treasury’s Circular 230 regulations) a limited client privilege. This privilege allows confidentiality between the taxpayer and the enrolled agent under certain conditions. The privilege applies to situations in which the taxpayer is being represented in cases involving audits and collection matters.
As an EA I sign all tax returns affirming my depth of knowledge and certainty has been applied to each return. I am held to a higher standard than other preparers and as such you can be sure that I will be there if any part of your return is ever examined.
Not only are you getting a return prepared you are getting representation. As your representative in tax matters for the returns I prepare for you the IRS can contact me directly should they ever have any questions. As your representative I can act directly on your behalf to resolve questions in tax matters immediately this is a unique benefit of being an EA.
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