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Architects and Engineers Benefit from Inflation Reduction Act

By Martin E. Prendergast Gray, Gray & Gray, LLP While the recently enacted Inflation Reduction Act is making headlines for its energy and healthcare facets – along with a big ramp up in IRS muscle – there are several provisions that could benefit practitioners in the architectural and engineering fields. Here are some highlights of …

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Avoiding Nonprofit Tax Traps

If your organization has met the IRS qualifications to be considered tax-exempt, the income you receive — such as donor contributions — is exempt from federal income tax. However, it’s still possible for not-for-profits to follow the rules and experience adverse tax consequences. Here are five potential tax traps that could catch you off guard. 1. …

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Recent Startup? You Could Be Eligible for Up to $100,000 in Tax Credits

Do you have a relatively new business with less than $1 million in annual gross revenues? You may be eligible for as much as $100,000 in tax credits. Under the American Recovery Rescue Plan, a company founded or incorporated after February 15, 2020 may be classified as a “Recovery Startup Business.” These recent startups (provided …

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Preparing Form 990: Pay Attention to These Eight Items

If your not-for-profit organization operates on a calendar-year tax basis, the deadline for filing your year-end Form 990 (Form 990 EZ for certain small organizations) is May 15. Besides filing on time, you must ensure the information provided on your form is accurate. Pay particular attention to the following eight issues that commonly trip up nonprofits: …

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6 Common Tax Deductions for Nonprofits

Revenue generated by 501(c)(3) organizations is generally exempt from federal income tax. But in some cases, your not-for-profit may incur unrelated business income tax (UBIT) on revenue. The good news is your annual tax return may offer some relief in the form of deductions. The list isn’t as long as the “ordinary and necessary business expenses” …

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IRS to Offer Alternative to Facial Recognition

After meeting resistance from citizens and Washington lawmakers, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) scrapped its plan to require taxpayers to use facial recognition software to log on to their IRS accounts. While uploading a “selfie” to the ID.me third-party facial recognition platform remains an option, going forward the IRS will be using Login.gov to identify …

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Where Is Your Employee Retention Credit Refund?

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has not hidden the fact that it is backlogged in processing millions of tax returns, including payroll tax returns. Among the reasons for the backup is an unexpectedly high volume of Employee Retention Credit (ERC) refund requests. This has left many businesses waiting longer than expected for their refund. As …

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IRS to Require Facial Recognition for Online Payment

Starting this summer the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) taxpayers who go online to access their accounts or pay taxes will be required to submit to facial recognition as a security precaution. The IRS has contracted with a third-party facial recognition company called ID.me to provide the service. Enrollment with ID.me will require submission of a …

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Why You Should Keep IRS Letter 6419

Filing your tax return involves a lot of paperwork and documentation and keeping track of what is important can be a challenge. But it is essential that you hold on to one letter that you may receive from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) this year. Letter 6419 is the official documentation containing the details you …

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Can You Claim a Recovery Rebate Credit on Your 2021 Taxes?

While most eligible people have already received their Economic Impact Payments from the federal government, not everybody got a stimulus check or did not receive the full Recovery Rebate amount. If you were eligible for an Economic Impact Payment and did not receive it, you may be able to claim a Recovery Rebate Credit to …

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