Employers Should Be Aware of Scams and other Threats Tax professionals, employers and taxpayers need to be on guard against phishing designed to steal Form W-2s and other tax information. These are called Business Email Compromise or Business Email Spoofing. These scams have used a variety of tactics including requests for wire transfers or payment […]
The following are recently posted or updated guidance and resources from the US Department of Labor and OSHA: Treasury, IRS issue guidance on reporting qualified sick and family leave wages paid The Treasury Department and the IRS recently provided guidance in Notice 2020-54 (PDF) to employers requiring them to report the amount of qualified sick […]
July 15 tax deadline approaching As the 2019 tax filing and payment deadline approaches (click here for more), the IRS reminds businesses and self-employed individuals that 2019 income tax liabilities as well as postponed April 15 and June 15, 2020 estimated tax payments are due July 15, 2020 (click here for more). Deferral of […]
The following are some resources and guidance recently released or updated by the IRS: Employers Who Have Received a PPP Loan May Defer Deposit and Payment of the Employer’s Share of Social Security Tax The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, enacted on June 5, amends section 2302 of the CARES Act. It strikes the rule […]
Tax Treatment of COVID-19 Donations Notice 2020-46 provides guidance under the Internal Revenue Code on the federal income and employment tax treatment of cash payments made by employers under leave-based donation programs to aid victims of the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic as described in the notice. The notice provides that cash payments employers […]
The Department of Taxes has waived penalties and interest for estimated income tax payments originally due June 15, 2020 so long as they are paid by July 15, 2020. This relief applies to Vermont personal income tax, corporate and business/pass-through income tax, and fiduciary and estate income tax. Click here for more.
Complying with New USMCA Trade Agreement Announcement 2020-06 (click here) provides the Treasury Department and IRS view on how to interpret references in US income tax treaties to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) once it is replaced by the Agreement between the United States Canada and Mexico (the USMCA). The announcement provides that […]
As you know, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) provides tax credits to reimburse employers for the costs of providing paid sick leave and paid family and medical leave to employees unable to work because of the coronavirus (COVID-19). These credits are refundable. That means if the amount of the credit exceeds the amount […]
The Vermont Department of Taxes has updated online tips and COVID-19 related tax information. Click here for more.
The IRS has reversed previously issued guidance that would have prevented employers that provide health care benefits for furloughed workers from qualifying for the employee retention tax credit. The updated IRS FAQs on the tax credit are available clicking here.