Are you withholding enough? Now is a good time to check

Due to the massive changes in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the 2019 filing season resulted in a few surprises. Some filers who have gotten a refund in past years wound up owing money. The IRS reports that the number of refunds paid this year is down from last year — and the average […]

Tax reform can impact quarterly tax payments

Some taxpayers were surprised that their tax refunds this year were not as high as in years past because they had not adjusted their withholdings in response to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The sweeping tax reform law that was passed at the end of 2017 should also prompt those who pay estimated quarterly […]

Pay too little in taxes last year? IRS offers relief for underpayment

Many taxpayers saw a bump in their take-home pay last year as a result of the lower tax rates and increased standard deduction thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. That’s the good news. On the other hand, some taxpayers may have had too little tax withheld in 2018, exposing them to potential penalties […]

Updated Form W-4 and withholding calculator now available

The new version of Form W-4 and an updated withholding calculator to reflect the recent tax law are now available. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was signed into law in December, made major tax law changes for individuals, including changing tax rates and tax brackets. The IRS issued in January new withholding tables […]

New withholding tables reflecting tax reform now available

Many Americans can look forward to seeing an increase in their paychecks next month due to the new tax law, but first employers must update withholding information for employees. The IRS released recently the 2018 withholding tables – formally the 2018 Percentage Method Tables for Income Tax Withholding – and employers must begin using them […]

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A simple hire could prove to be complicated Do you hire helpers to care for your children or do household cleaning? What about hiring someone to maintain your lawn and garden? Do you pay them cash or “under the table?” Do you know that the IRS has rules on how much you can pay these […]