Alabama Announces $35M Health Care and Emergency Response Providers Grant Program

Governor Kay Ivey awarded $35 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) funds to establish the Alabama Health Care and Emergency Response Providers grant program. The grants will support providers who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. "The health crisis we continue to face has had significant impact on [...]

By |2020-09-28T18:07:59+00:00September 28th, 2020|Health Care, News & Events, Press Releases|0 Comments

Payroll Tax Deferral Due to COVID19

On Friday, August 28th, the IRS issued Notice 2020-65 to provide details for implementation of the Presidential Memorandum issued by President Trump on August 8th that provided a deferral of certain payroll taxes for employees. What we know now: The employee’s share of Social Security tax withholding (6.2%) is deferred for applicable wages paid [...]

IRS Required Retirement Plan Restatements Cycle Opened on August 1

Many retirement plans are written using Internal Revenue Service (IRS) pre-approved documents. Pre-approved plans must be restated every six years to update their plan documents to reflect recent legislative and regulatory changes since the previous restatement, to maintain their tax qualified status. The six-year restatement period is known as a “cycle”. The last restatement [...]

Three New Tax Breaks for Charitable Donors

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act encourages taxpayers to contribute to worthy charitable causes during this unprecedented health crisis. Accordingly, here are three key tax breaks in the new law for individual and corporate donors in 2020. 1. Deduction for non-itemizers: Normally, you may write off contributions to charitable organizations, subject [...]

CARES ACT – Student Loan Relief

The new Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes two key provisions providing relief to taxpayers with student loan debt. One provision applies to Direct Loans, Perkins Loans and Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) obligations owned by the U.S. Department of Education; the other expands the benefits of a fringe benefit plan for employees. [...]

By |2020-08-17T14:18:01+00:00August 17th, 2020|Individual Tax, News & Events, Press Releases|0 Comments

You have until August 31 to reverse your 2020 RMD

We hope by now you probably know that the CARES Act, passed in March, enables taxpayers with a required minimum distribution (RMD) due in 2020 to skip the payment this year. But did you know that you can roll your funds back into your retirement account if you have already taken your RMD this year? You [...]

Big Tax Payoff for Bonus Depreciation

If your business is starting to emerge from this year’s slumber, you may be inclined to acquire new equipment or other assets to help generate more income. In addition to the Section 179 allowance, which allows your business to expense up to $1.04 million of the cost of assets placed in service in 2020 (subject [...]