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IRS Postpones April Deadline

March 30, 2021 by Allison Stevens
Copeland Buhl
The IRS has postponed the April 15, 2021 deadline for individual taxpayers to May 17, 2021.  This covers both the tax return itself (Form 1040) and the payment of any 2020 balances due. Minnesota has also pushed back the due date until May 17 for individual taxpayers. In addition, the...
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IRS Issues Employee Retention Credit Guidance for 2020

March 18, 2021 by Ali Carbo
Copeland Buhl
The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) became more relevant for many employers with the passage of recent tax laws.  The credit is now eligible for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) borrowers and the credit extends through December 2021. The IRS recently issued guidance on the 2020 credit, such as eligibility requirements and...
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New Form 1099-NEC

January 8, 2021 by Tracey Nagel
Copeland Buhl
The IRS has changed the 1099 reporting requirements related to nonemployee compensation.  Nonemployee compensation will now be reported on Form 1099-NEC rather than Form 1099-MISC.  As was the case under the old rules, only payments for services of $600 or more require a 1099-NEC. If the recipient is taxed as...
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Expanded Employee Retention Credit

December 31, 2020 by Mitch Giese
Copeland Buhl
The employee retention credit (ERC) was created as part of the CARES Act from March 2020. The latest COVID relief law includes important changes to the ERC and extends the credit through 6/30/2021. Employers must still meet one of two tests in 2021 to qualify for the credit: Full or...
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Second Round of Stimulus Checks

December 30, 2020 by Jerrica Elgin
Copeland Buhl
The COVID-related Tax Relief Act of 2020 was signed by President Trump as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act.  A second round of stimulus checks was included in this new law. Taxpayers are eligible for a rebate payment up to $600 ($1,200 for joint filers) plus $600 for each qualifying...
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