The Meals and Entertainment Deductions for Tax Years 2020 and Beyond

The original regulations regarding the Meals and Entertainment deductions were part of the 2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). Companies and self-employed individuals have been subject to these rules since then; however, there was ambiguity regarding the rules over the past few years. Fortunately, the IRS recently published the final regulations regarding the changes to the Meals and Entertainment deductions under the TCJA.

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What Can We Expect from President-Elect Biden’s Tax Plan?

AUDIO BLOG: Following the results of the Georgia runoff elections, we know that the Democrats hold the majority in Congress. As a result, there is a lot of speculation about President-Elect Biden’s tax plan and what changes we can potentially expect in the future. In this audio blog, CK Principal Karen Snodgrass addresses the speculation and how you can prepare.

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What You Need to Know About Sales Tax Nexus

To protect your business from potential sales tax assessments, you should be aware of activity that may cause sales tax nexus. Many states are sending questionnaires to companies, but completing a questionnaire without a complete understanding of sales tax nexus could open up your business to further scrutiny by the state.

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IRS Releases Inflation Adjustments for 2021

To cope with inflation, the tax code requires the IRS to adjust the tax rates, standard deductions, and a variety of other tax related numbers each year. Due to the relatively low rate of inflation from 2020 to 2021 (at least according to the calculation method prescribed by law for this purpose), several categories had no change or only a slight change. The following is a summary of the most commonly encountered inflation adjustments for 2021.

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Are You Prepared for the January 31st 1099-MISC Filing Date?

Because so many fraudulent tax returns are filed right after e-filing opens up in January, the IRS requires 1099-MISCs for NEC to be filed by January 31st and will not release refunds for individual income tax returns that include the earned income tax credit until the NEC amounts can be verified.

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How Much Do Charitable Donations Reduce Taxes in 2020?

This time of year may have you wondering, how much do charitable donations reduce taxes? And what opportunities are there this year due to tax law changes? The good news is, due to the pandemic, tax rules have been adjusted to enhance the tax benefits of charitable giving.

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2020 – 2021 Tax Planning Guide

Although you can’t avoid taxes, you can take steps to minimize them. This requires proactive tax planning – estimating your tax liability, looking for ways to reduce it and taking timely action. To help you identify strategies that might work for you, we’re pleased to present the 2020 – 2021 Tax Planning Guide.

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