The federal government has provided new tax savings opportunities for student loans in the CARES Act and the SECURE Act, both of which can help reduce the overall cost of paying down student loans.
A central tenet of the CARES Act is providing immediate relief to individuals struggling as a result of the coronavirus epidemic.
The historic $2.2 Trillion CARES Act provides several business tax benefits, some of which can quickly provide cash flow.
As business owners struggle with the effects of the coronavirus epidemic, Congress is on the precipice of enacting landmark legislation aimed at keeping the economy afloat over the next several months.
On March 13, 2020, the President of the United States issued an emergency declaration under the Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act in response to the ongoing Coronavirus Disease pandemic.
This morning, the US Treasury Secretary stated “We are moving Tax Day from April 15 to July 15” on Twitter. “All taxpayers and businesses will have this additional time to file and make payments without interest or penalties.”
Late Wednesday afternoon, Treasury released Notice 2020-17, which defined the previously discussed payment extensions. Tax payments due April 15, 2020, including both 2019 income tax payments and 2020 estimated income tax payments, are postponed until July 15, 2020.
On March 17, 2020, Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnuchin announced the IRS will allow taxpayers to delay federal tax payments for 90 days after their due dates. This delay is both interest and penalty-free. For individuals, they can defer up to $1,000,000 of taxes owed
On Friday the House of Representatives passed H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The legislation will be voted on by the Senate this week. This act has bi-partisan support and is expected to pass quickly. Once enacted, this bill has implications for many of our clients.
Taxpayers are likely wondering why the federal government is extending the time to pay taxes, but not extending the time to file taxes. Filing an extension is an easy process and can be done very easily by practitioners electronically through their tax software.