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Coronavirus Tax Update – April 17, 2020

In the three weeks since the CARES Act was signed into law, there have been numerous administrative and regulatory developments regarding state and federal taxation.  This article summarizes several of the key developments. IRS Developments Payroll Protection Program Loans.  Businesses, sole proprietors, and independent contractors have been encouraged to apply… Continue

IRS People First Initiative

In addition to extending tax filing and payment deadlines to July 15, 2020, the IRS announced on Wednesday that it would implement “a sweeping series of steps to assist taxpayers by providing relief on a variety of issues ranging from easing payment guidelines to postponing compliance actions.” These new changes… Continue

Do You Know the Taxpayer Bill of Rights?

The Taxpayer Bill of Rights has been part of the Internal Revenue Code since 2015. Prior to that, the principles existed merely as a set of aspirational guidelines. Once the Taxpayer Bill of Rights was formally adopted, it became the duty of the IRS Commissioner to “ensure that employees of… Continue

Taxing Workers in the Gig Economy

Participation in the gig economy has grown steadily in recent years, facilitated in part by popular online and app services such as Uber, Lyft, AirBnB, VRBO, and TaskRabbit, as well as selling platforms available through Amazon, eBay, and Etsy. A recent survey by Upwork suggests that more than 56 million… Continue

Is Your Business in Compliance with New Sales Tax Laws?

Nearly every state imposes a sales tax on the purchase of certain goods and services. It is the seller’s responsibility to collect the tax and remit the proceeds to the state taxing authority. If the seller does not collect the tax, as is often the case when a purchase is… Continue

The Likely Effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

After several iterations and no shortage of political posturing, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has been passed by both houses of Congress. All that remains for the bill to become law is the President’s signature. The expectation was that President Trump would sign the bill before year-end, but that… Continue

New Tax Law Affecting Partnerships and LLCs

In 2015, a fundamental change was made to the law dealing with IRS audit procedures for partnerships and multi-member LLCs that are taxed as partnerships. This new law is slated to go into effect on January 1, 2018, and will have a significant impact on partners and partnerships. Under the… Continue

Doug Smith Presents Tax Seminar

GKH tax attorney Doug Smith presented “Top Tax Pitfalls for Small Businesses and Their Employees” on February 7, 2017. The presentation covered a range of tax-related topics relevant to small businesses, including employee classification, Trust Fund Recovery Penalty, W-2 and 1099 issues, IRS exams, and identity theft. View the PowerPoint… Continue

Top Tax Pitfalls for Small Businesses and Their Employees

Date:          Tuesday, February 7, 2017 Time:          7:30 – 9:00 a.m. Location:    The offices of Gibbel Kraybill & Hess LLP, 2933 Lititz Pike The Internal Revenue Code requires small businesses to comply with varied and complicated tax laws. Failure to properly navigate these laws… Continue