What’s in the Covid relief bill: Recovery rebates, extended unemployment and more

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 includes a number of provisions beneficial to individuals and business owners, particularly in light of ongoing economic turmoil in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to the extension of the Paycheck Protection Program, the CAA contains another round of direct payments to individuals, extended unemployment insurance and […]

Midyear adjustments to health plans permitted due to COVID-19

Employers can now allow employees the opportunity to make midyear adjustment to their health insurance plans and flexible spending plans for the 2020 plan year, according to a notice issued by the IRS in response to the coronavirus crisis. The IRS issued its guidance on May 12, which relaxes the rules relating to election changes […]

Numerous tax limits affecting businesses have increased for 2020

An array of tax-related limits that affect businesses are annually indexed for inflation, and many have increased for 2020. Here are some that may be important to you and your business. Social Security tax The amount of employees’ earnings that are subject to Social Security tax is capped for 2020 at $137,700 (up from $132,900 […]

If your kids are off to day camp, you may be eligible for a tax break

Now that most schools are out for the summer, you might be sending your children to day camp. It’s often a significant expense. The good news: You might be eligible for a tax break for the cost. The value of a credit Day camp is a qualified expense under the child and dependent care credit, […]