October 25, 2021

Home Heating Credit

Gov. Whitmer Announced More Than 178,600 Michigan Households Are Receiving Additional Home Heating Credit Payment From the Michigan Department of Treasury: Governor Whitmer has announced that […]
June 18, 2021

IRS Unveils Online Tool to Register for Monthly Child Tax Credit Payments

As we noted in prior articles, Congress has made substantial changes to the Child Tax Credit (CTC) for 2021.  The CTC has been increased to as […]
April 21, 2021

Don’t Be a Victim to Scammers Impersonating the IRS

Thieves use taxpayers’ natural fear of the IRS and other government entities to plan their scams, including e-mail and phone scams, to steal your money. They […]
March 17, 2021

Tax Consequences of Crowdfunding

Raising money through Internet crowdfunding sites prompts questions about the taxability of the money raised. A number of sites host money-raising projects for fees generally ranging […]
March 17, 2021

Required Minimum IRA Distributions Will Resume in 2021

As part of the CARES Act, the requirement for older taxpayers to take required minimum distributions (RMDs) from their retirement plans was waived for 2020. This […]
March 17, 2021

Special Rules Apply to 2020 Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit

Because of the pandemic, many individuals have seen their employment (earned) income plummet. In that situation, two very important tax credits, the Earned Income Tax Credit […]
March 12, 2021

The American Rescue Plan Act Passed – How Does This Affect You?

The American Rescue Plan Act has passed and includes a third, much-anticipated, economic impact payment (EIP). This is one of several government measures intended to help […]
March 5, 2021

Mom & Pop Businesses Move to Front of the Line for PPP Loans

At the direction of the White House and effective on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, the SBA will establish a 14-day, exclusive PPP loan application period for […]
February 17, 2021

Interaction between PPP Loans and the Employee Retention Credit

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CCA), which was passed by Congress and signed by the president late last December, included a very tax-beneficial provision that liberalized […]