Obligations for Gig Economy Workers

Marci RomneyBlog

Educating gig economy workers on their obligations is a goal of the IRS. Many individuals who take on freelance gigs from online sites or rent out their homes or rooms through a website or app do not receive a W -2 or 1099 for their work. Some are unaware that their income is taxable or, depending on the circumstances, that … Read More

IRS UPDATE: 2nd QUARTERLY ESTIMATED TAX PAYMENT POSTPONED

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On March 21, the IRS officially announced that it was extending the deadline for filing 2019 tax returns and paying any required tax from April 15 to July 15, along with the due date for the first quarterly installment of estimated tax for 2020. But it didn’t say anything about the second quarter, until now.  The IRS is setting the … Read More

Common Mistakes Taxpayers are making and how to avoid them

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It’s no surprise that many taxpayers are making mistakes including missing or inaccurate Social Security numbers, misspelled names, wrong filing statuses, math errors, and incorrect bank account numbers when giving their information to their preparer. Outside of Utah, clients still misunderstand that although they might not be able to itemize deductions for IRS purposes, they still might be able to … Read More

IRS not processing paper tax returns due to coronavirus

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The Internal Revenue Service has stopped processing paper tax returns, with much of its staff now working remotely because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, and is encouraging taxpayers to file their taxes electronically during the three-month extension period for this year’s tax season. The IRS said Friday that to protect the public and its own employees, and in compliance with … Read More

Utah Tax Filing Deadline Extended

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After consulting with the Governor, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the house, the Utah State Tax Commission intends to extend the Tax Filing Deadline to July 15 to follow the federal government’s tax filing and payment action in response to COVID-19.  For more information about the IRS decision to extend tax day to July 15th without … Read More

IRS Proposes New Rules for Deducting Meals and Entertainment

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The Internal Revenue Service has released a set of proposed regulations for businesses to follow when deducting meals and entertainment, in response to the 2017 tax overhaul. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act got rid of the deduction for any expenses related to activities typically considered to be for entertainment, amusement or recreation. It also restricted the deduction for expenses related to … Read More

Ingenious Scam Targets Taxpayers

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Crooks have tried all sorts of e-mails scams, but almost everyone has figured out that the IRS does not send out notices by e-mail. So crooks have changed their tactics. Now, there are reports of taxpayers receiving by mail (or email) fake notices requiring immediate payment to a P.O. Box. The P.O. Boxes are located in cities where the IRS … Read More

IRS Sending Letters Based on Cryptocurrency

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In 2017 the IRS won its fight with Coinbase, a cryptocurrency exchange, and recieved information on customers who traded cryptocurrency. On July 26th the IRS announced that they’re sending letters to individuals who may need to file or amend their returns to report cryptocurrency transactions. The IRS notice states: The Internal Revenue Service has begun sending letters to taxpayers with … Read More