Category Archives: COVID19

TaxMama’s TaxQuips Final Filing Deadline 2020

Here it is again, the end – the final filing deadline for 2020 – for most people. TaxMama® wants to give you some last-minute tips.         Dear Family, It’s October again. The filing deadline for individuals (1040) and C corporations (1120) that got extensions in April must file by Thursday, October 15th. […]

More PPP Loans – Better Terms

Today TaxMama® wants to let you know that the House and Senate have passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (PPPFA).         Dear Family, The latest Bill is heading for the President’s desk today. Believe it or not, it’s only 9 pages long. The PPPFA increases the time to pay […]

Death and Stimulus

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Today TaxMama® wants to tell you about even more news from the IRS. It just keeps on a-comin’!               Dear Family, The IRS is still in the process of sending out stimulus checks to people, electronically and on paper. Many people were surprised and delighted to receive $1,200 checks […]

IRS Updates and News – Some Campuses are Back at Work

Today TaxMama® wants to talk to you about some more news from the IRS. As you know, they are issuing announcements frequently.         Dear Family, The IRS announces that they have updated the stimulus look-up tools. Several people have told me that they can finally find their information. I was also able […]

California Small Businesses Now Have Until July 31, 2020 to File and Pay First Quarter Returns

For #Californians Governer Newsome is letting you keep the sales taxes you collect. For now * https://www.cdtfa.ca.gov/news/20-06.htm Sacramento – In accordance with the Executive Order issued by Governor Newsom last night to expand tax relief for small business taxpayers, the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) announced today that all small businesses will have an additional […]

From the IRS – Economic impact payments: What you need to know

The IRS has started a new page where they are posting information about the stimulus rebates. I will keep you updated. And I am working on an on-demand webinar to summarize all this for Lambers. Meanwhile: Check IRS.gov for the latest information: No action needed by most people at this time https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/economic-impact-payments-what-you-need-to-know IR-2020-61, March 30, […]

COVID-19 Tax News – Digital Signature Info Added

Please stay tuned here for updates from the IRS and other key news that affects your lives, currently. We will be adding information to this page.   ALERT: #IRS will not call to request any personal or financial information for you to get an economic impact payment. If you get such a call — HANG […]

Congress Passes Stimulus Bill – President will Sign

Hi Folks We have a law! Tune in to the discussion with reporter/podcaster Ken Jeffries in his UP TO THE MINUTE NEWS PODCAST-COVID-19. Here is a summary from the Tax Foundation – and if you click on links, there are more details https://taxfoundation.org/cares-act-senate-coronavirus-bill-economic-relief-plan/ I will be digging into this more deeply and put together a […]

The IRS on Overload – Relax and go Online

Friends, this is an amazingly bad time for the IRS – and the tax prep software industry – and us – tax professionals.   1) Everyone was totally organized and ready for tax season by December. Until WHAM! Congress passes a set of new laws that has everyone scrambling to re-write software, while the IRS […]

IRS Suspends Everything – For Now

   Received from the IRS 3:42 pm Pacific Dear Tax Professionals, Due to staff limitations, the PPS line, the e-Services Help Desk line and the e-Services, FIRE and AIR system help desks are closed until further notice. Please make IRS.gov your first option for answers to questions. The IRS is temporarily suspending acceptance of new […]

IRS suspends key compliance programs – including various payments due

Incidentally, if you want to know about the IRS’ operations during this time, the IRS set up a new overview page https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-operations-during-covid-19-mission-critical-functions-continue   You can read the entire message here But here are the highlights for YOU.   New Installment Agreements – The IRS reminds people unable to fully pay their federal taxes that they can […]