Tag Archives: Worker

Employers Hiring Veterans by Year’s End May Get Expanded Tax Credit

Employers planning to claim an expanded tax credit for hiring certain veterans should act soon, according to the IRS. Many businesses may qualify to receive thousands of dollars through the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, but only if the veteran begins work before the new year. Here are six key facts about the WOTC as expanded […]

Clarification of the Voluntary Classification Settlement Program for Employers

Clarification of the Voluntary Classification Settlement Program for employers (Form 8952) IRS introduced this last year, and I explored how this could affect employers, and whether or not this is a good idea – or an audit trap. [See MarketWatch article.] The VCSP is for business employers , governments and exempt organizations, who have been […]

Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009

Key provisions in the bill: Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance 1) The credit is renewed to home purchases under contract as of April 30th, as long as the purchase closes within 60 days. (That means you don’t have to rush to close escrow by the end of this month. Whew!) 2) Other homeowners qualify for […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 528 – A Victory for the Aspiring Homeowner

Dear Family, The Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009 (WHBAA) passed nearly unanimously in the House today. HR 3548 is about to be signed by President Barack Obama. I’ve been tracking the progress of this all week, using a new media source to post my notes. All Voices is an interesting concept. When […]

IRS Issues Guidance on 2009 Required Minimum Distribution Waiver

WASHINGTON ― The Internal Revenue Service today provided guidance for retirement plan administrators, plan participants and retirees regarding recent legislation affecting required minimum distributions. The Worker, Retiree, and Employer Recovery Act of 2008 waives required minimum distributions for 2009 from certain retirement plans. Generally, a required minimum distribution is the smallest annual amount that must […]