Author: Alexis Long

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October

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Buying and selling mutual fund shares: Avoid these tax pitfalls

If you invest in mutual funds, be aware of some potential pitfalls involved in buying and selling shares. Surprise sales You may already have made taxable “sales” of part of your mutual fund investment without knowing it. One way this can happen is if your mutual fund allows you to write checks against your fund … Continued

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2020 Q4 tax calendar: Key deadlines for businesses and other employers

Here are some of the key tax-related deadlines affecting businesses and other employers during the fourth quarter of 2020. Keep in mind that this list isn’t all-inclusive, so there may be additional deadlines that apply to you. Contact us to ensure you’re meeting all applicable deadlines and to learn more about the filing requirements.  Thursday, … Continued

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08

October

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What’s Next for a Stimulus Bill?

The Senate Republicans’ slimmed-down stimulus bill recently failed to materialize after receiving less than the 60 votes needed to move forward. The “skinny” stimulus bill, with a price tag of only $650 billion, was intended to be a way to quickly inject stimulus into the economy and bypass both the multi-trillion-dollar Republican HEALS Act and … Continued

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07

October

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IRS Mail Backlog

COVID-19 is causing operational delays for the IRS, as it has with many businesses. An IRS official recently acknowledged that the tax agency is experiencing delays in processing paper returns and other mail due to limited staffing. As of Oct. 2, around 5 million pieces of unopened mail (about half of which are tax returns) … Continued

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02

October

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Market volatility further complicates tax planning for investments

When it comes to tax planning and your investments, it can be difficult to know where to start. First, tax treatment of investments varies based on a number of factors, such as type of investment, type of income it produces, how long you’ve held it and whether any special limitations or breaks apply. And you … Continued

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