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๐ˆ๐ƒ๐„๐๐“๐ˆ๐“๐˜ ๐๐‘๐Ž๐“๐„๐‚๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐ ๐ˆ๐ƒ๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐€๐‹๐‹ ๐„๐‹๐ˆ๐†๐ˆ๐๐‹๐„ ๐“๐€๐—๐๐€๐˜๐„๐‘๐’ (๐Ÿ/๐Ÿ๐Ÿ/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ)

The Identity Protection PIN Opt-In Program is now available to all taxpayers who can verify their identities.

The Identity Protection PIN (IP PIN) is a six-digit code known only to the taxpayer and to the IRS. It helps prevent identity thieves from filing fraudulent tax returns using a taxpayers’ personally identifiable information.

The IP PIN program started nearly a decade ago to protect identity theft victims from ongoing tax-related fraud. In recent years, the program expanded to specific states where taxpayers could voluntarily opt into the IP PIN program.

For more information, see https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/all-taxpayers-now-eligible-for-identity-protection-pins

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๐“๐ก๐จ๐ฆ๐š๐ฌ ๐‰๐š๐ฆ๐ž๐ฌ ๐‚๐š๐ซ๐ซ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ, ๐.๐‚. ๐ข๐ฌ ๐š ๐ฅ๐š๐ฐ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ซ๐ฆ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐œ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐ง ๐Ÿ๐ž๐๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ฅ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐ญ๐š๐ฑ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐๐ž๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง๐๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐›๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ญ๐š๐ฑ ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐จ๐๐š๐ฒ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐จ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ซ๐จ๐ฐ.

๐Ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ“ ๐˜๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐„๐ฑ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐ˆ๐‘๐’, ๐๐˜ & ๐๐‰ ๐“๐š๐ฑ ๐€๐ฎ๐๐ข๐ญ๐ฌ, ๐€๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ & ๐“๐š๐ฑ ๐๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐ง๐ข๐ง๐ .

๐–๐–๐–.๐“๐‰๐‚๐€๐‘๐‘๐Ž๐‹๐‹-๐‹๐€๐–.๐‚๐Ž๐Œ

 

 

๐…๐„๐๐‘๐”๐€๐‘๐˜ ๐Ÿ- ๐ˆ๐’๐’๐”๐„ & ๐…๐ˆ๐‹๐„ ๐„๐Œ๐๐‹๐Ž๐˜๐„๐„ ๐–๐€๐†๐„ ๐’๐“๐€๐“๐„๐Œ๐„๐๐“๐’ (๐Ÿ/๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ)

Employers must file Form W-2 and other wage statements byย Monday, February 1, 2021. This is also the date Form W-2s are due to employees.

Employers are required to file copies of theirย Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, andย Form W-3, Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements, with the Social Security Administration by January 31. However, since January 31 falls on a Sunday in 2021, the deadline is the next business day, Monday, February 1.

Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Incomeย andย Form 1099-NEC, Nonemployee Compensation, are also due to recipients on February 1, 2021, with some exceptions. Other due dates related to Form 1099 are listed in theย instructions for these formsย 

For more information, see https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/february-1-is-the-deadline-for-employers-to-issue-and-file-wage-statements

 

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๐“๐ก๐จ๐ฆ๐š๐ฌ ๐‰๐š๐ฆ๐ž๐ฌ ๐‚๐š๐ซ๐ซ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ, ๐.๐‚. ๐ข๐ฌ ๐š ๐ฅ๐š๐ฐ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ซ๐ฆ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐œ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐ง ๐Ÿ๐ž๐๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ฅ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐ญ๐š๐ฑ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐๐ž๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง๐๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐›๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ญ๐š๐ฑ ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐จ๐๐š๐ฒ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐จ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ซ๐จ๐ฐ.

๐Ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ“ ๐˜๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐„๐ฑ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐ˆ๐‘๐’, ๐๐˜ & ๐๐‰ ๐“๐š๐ฑ ๐€๐ฎ๐๐ข๐ญ๐ฌ, ๐€๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ & ๐“๐š๐ฑ ๐๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐ง๐ข๐ง๐ .

๐–๐–๐–.๐“๐‰๐‚๐€๐‘๐‘๐Ž๐‹๐‹-๐‹๐€๐–.๐‚๐Ž๐Œ

๐๐‰ ๐„๐‚๐Ž๐๐Ž๐Œ๐ˆ๐‚ ๐‘๐„๐‚๐Ž๐•๐„๐‘๐˜ ๐€๐‚๐“ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ (๐Ÿ/๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ)

New Jersey has enacted the Economic Recovery Act of 2020. It provides economic help for small businesses and supports economic recovery and growth for much of the next decade.

A new program called the Main Street Recovery Finance Program provides a direct $50 million appropriation for grants, loans, loan guarantees, and technical assistance to small and micro businesses.

Startups and entrepreneurs will be helped through an Innovation Evergreen Fund. Itโ€™s a first-of-its-kind program that combines state funds with private capital to support innovative new businesses.

The new legislation also includes several programs to promote growth in New Jerseyโ€™s urban centers, including the Brownfields Redevelopment Incentive designed to facilitate the redevelopment of environmentally contaminated properties. A Historic Property Tax Credit to incentivize the restoration of historic buildings. And the Community-Anchored Development Program, which will incentivize the construction of innovative new developments by partnering with universities, hospitals, arts, and cultural organizations.

For more info, see https://www.nj.gov/governor/news/news/562021/approved/20210107c.shtml

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๐“๐ก๐จ๐ฆ๐š๐ฌ ๐‰๐š๐ฆ๐ž๐ฌ ๐‚๐š๐ซ๐ซ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ, ๐.๐‚. ๐ข๐ฌ ๐š ๐ฅ๐š๐ฐ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ซ๐ฆ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐œ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐ง ๐Ÿ๐ž๐๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ฅ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐ญ๐š๐ฑ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐๐ž๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง๐๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐›๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ญ๐š๐ฑ ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐จ๐๐š๐ฒ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐จ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ซ๐จ๐ฐ.

๐Ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ“ ๐˜๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐„๐ฑ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐ˆ๐‘๐’, ๐๐˜ & ๐๐‰ ๐“๐š๐ฑ ๐€๐ฎ๐๐ข๐ญ๐ฌ, ๐€๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ & ๐“๐š๐ฑ ๐๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐ง๐ข๐ง๐ .

๐–๐–๐–.๐“๐‰๐‚๐€๐‘๐‘๐Ž๐‹๐‹-๐‹๐€๐–.๐‚๐Ž๐Œ

๐๐Ž ๐‘๐„๐๐€๐˜๐Œ๐„๐๐“ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐„๐—๐‚๐„๐’๐’ ๐„๐‚๐Ž๐๐Ž๐Œ๐ˆ๐‚ ๐ˆ๐Œ๐๐€๐‚๐“ ๐๐€๐˜๐Œ๐„๐๐“๐’ ๐๐„๐‚๐„๐’๐’๐€๐‘๐˜ (๐Ÿ/๐Ÿ๐Ÿ/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ)

Donโ€™t worry if the Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) you received exceed the amount you are entitled to when you calculate the proper amount on your 2020 tax return.

The COVID-19 Relief law deals with EIP overpayments with new Internal Revenue Code Sec. 6428A. ADDITIONAL 2020 RECOVERY REBATES FOR INDIVIDUALS.

Sec. 6428A(e)(1) states (in relevant part):

โ€œ(e) COORDINATION WITH ADVANCE REFUNDS
OF CREDIT.โ€”

(1) IN GENERAL.โ€”The amount of the credit
which would (but for this paragraph) be allowable
under this section shall be reduced (but not below
zero) by the aggregate refunds and credits made or
allowed to the taxpayer under subsection (f).โ€

In English, EIPs are really credits for tax code purposes. And the translation of โ€œbut not below zeroโ€ is no paying the IRS back for any overpayments of EIPs.

See the Text of the law on page 1967 at https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/BILLS-116HR133SA-RCP-116-68.pdf

The Division-By-Division Summary of COVID-19 Relief Provisions explanation of the law on page 8 reflects the same. See https://appropriations.house.gov/sites/democrats.appropriations.house.gov/files/Summary%20of%20H.R.%20133%20Coronavirus%20Relief%20Provisions.pdf

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๐“๐ก๐จ๐ฆ๐š๐ฌ ๐‰๐š๐ฆ๐ž๐ฌ ๐‚๐š๐ซ๐ซ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ, ๐.๐‚. ๐ข๐ฌ ๐š ๐ฅ๐š๐ฐ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ซ๐ฆ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐œ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐ง ๐Ÿ๐ž๐๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ฅ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐ญ๐š๐ฑ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐๐ž๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง๐๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐›๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ญ๐š๐ฑ ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐จ๐๐š๐ฒ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐จ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ซ๐จ๐ฐ.

๐Ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ“ ๐˜๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐„๐ฑ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐ˆ๐‘๐’, ๐๐˜ & ๐๐‰ ๐“๐š๐ฑ ๐€๐ฎ๐๐ข๐ญ๐ฌ, ๐€๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ & ๐“๐š๐ฑ ๐๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐ง๐ข๐ง๐ .

๐–๐–๐–.๐“๐‰๐‚๐€๐‘๐‘๐Ž๐‹๐‹-๐‹๐€๐–.๐‚๐Ž๐Œ

๐…๐Ž๐‘๐„๐ˆ๐†๐ ๐•๐ˆ๐‘๐“๐”๐€๐‹ ๐‚๐”๐‘๐‘๐„๐๐‚๐˜ ๐€๐‚๐‚๐Ž๐”๐๐“๐’ ๐’๐Ž๐Ž๐ ๐“๐Ž ๐๐„ ๐‘๐„๐๐Ž๐‘๐“๐€๐๐‹๐„ (๐Ÿ/๐Ÿ•/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ)

Presently, there is no requirement to report a foreign virtual currency account. But, this will change shortly.

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a bureau of the US Treasury, intends to propose to amend the regulations implementing the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) regarding reports of foreign financial accounts (FBAR) to include virtual currency as a type of reportable account.

So, it wonโ€™t be long before foreign virtual currency accounts are subject to the Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) regulationsโ€™ reporting requirements.

And remember, the Form 1040 tax return requires a response about virtual currency accounts right under the name and address section.

For more info see, https://www.fincen.gov/sites/default/files/shared/Notice-Virtual%20Currency%20Reporting%20on%20the%20FBAR%20123020.pdf

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๐“๐ก๐จ๐ฆ๐š๐ฌ ๐‰๐š๐ฆ๐ž๐ฌ ๐‚๐š๐ซ๐ซ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ, ๐.๐‚. ๐ข๐ฌ ๐š ๐ฅ๐š๐ฐ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ซ๐ฆ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐œ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐ง ๐Ÿ๐ž๐๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ฅ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐ญ๐š๐ฑ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐๐ž๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง๐๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐›๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ญ๐š๐ฑ ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐จ๐๐š๐ฒ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐จ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ซ๐จ๐ฐ.

๐Ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ“ ๐˜๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐„๐ฑ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐ˆ๐‘๐’, ๐๐˜ & ๐๐‰ ๐“๐š๐ฑ ๐€๐ฎ๐๐ข๐ญ๐ฌ, ๐€๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ & ๐“๐š๐ฑ ๐๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐ง๐ข๐ง๐ .

๐–๐–๐–.๐“๐‰๐‚๐€๐‘๐‘๐Ž๐‹๐‹-๐‹๐€๐–.๐‚๐Ž๐Œ

๐„๐‚๐Ž๐๐Ž๐Œ๐ˆ๐‚ ๐ˆ๐Œ๐๐€๐‚๐“ ๐๐€๐˜๐Œ๐„๐๐“๐’-๐๐€๐‘๐“ ๐Ÿ (๐Ÿ/๐Ÿ“/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ)

The IRS and the Treasury Department have been delivering a second round of Economic Impact Payments as part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 to millions of Americans who received the first round of payments in 2020.

Payments will be made by direct deposit, paper checks or debit cards.

For Social Security and other beneficiaries who received the first round of payments via Direct Express, they will receive this second payment the same way.

For more info see, https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/treasury-and-irs-begin-delivering-second-round-of-economic-impact-payments-to-millions-of-americans

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๐“๐ก๐จ๐ฆ๐š๐ฌ ๐‰๐š๐ฆ๐ž๐ฌ ๐‚๐š๐ซ๐ซ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ, ๐.๐‚. ๐ข๐ฌ ๐š ๐ฅ๐š๐ฐ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ซ๐ฆ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐œ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐ง ๐Ÿ๐ž๐๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ฅ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐ญ๐š๐ฑ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐๐ž๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง๐๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐›๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ญ๐š๐ฑ ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐จ๐๐š๐ฒ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐จ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ซ๐จ๐ฐ.

๐Ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ“ ๐˜๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐„๐ฑ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐ˆ๐‘๐’, ๐๐˜ & ๐๐‰ ๐“๐š๐ฑ ๐€๐ฎ๐๐ข๐ญ๐ฌ, ๐€๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ & ๐“๐š๐ฑ ๐๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐ง๐ข๐ง๐ .

๐–๐–๐–.๐“๐‰๐‚๐€๐‘๐‘๐Ž๐‹๐‹-๐‹๐€๐–.๐‚๐Ž๐Œ

๐๐ˆ๐† ๐‡๐Ž๐Œ๐„ ๐’๐€๐‹๐„๐’ ๐†๐€๐ˆ๐๐’ & ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐’๐”๐‘๐•๐ˆ๐•๐ˆ๐๐† ๐’๐๐Ž๐”๐’๐„ (๐Ÿ๐Ÿ/๐Ÿ๐Ÿ”/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ)

Does the loss of a spouse cut off the widowed spouseโ€™s opportunity to avoid up to $500,000 in gain on the homeโ€™s sale? Not if the general rules are met (see, https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/sale-of-residence-real-estate-tax-tips) and two additional favorable terms are satisfied if needed.

TIME REQUIREMENT
If a widowed taxpayer doesn’t meet the 2-year ownership and residence requirements on their own, the following rule helps-
If the widowed spouse hasnโ€™t remarried at the time of the sale, then they may include any time when the late spouse owned and lived in the home, even if without the widowed spouse, to meet the ownership and residence requirements.

GAIN ISSUE
The gain exclusion may be increased from $250,000 to $500,000 if the widowed spouse meets all of the following conditions-
1. The widowed spouse sells the home within 2 years of the death of their spouse;
2. The widowed spouse hasnโ€™t remarried at the time of the sale;
3. Neither the widowed spouse nor the late spouse took the exclusion on another home sold less than 2 years before the date of the current home sale; and
4. The surviving spouse meets the 2-year ownership and residence requirements (including the late spouse’s times of ownership and residence if need be).

For more info see page 4, https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p523.pdf

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๐“๐ก๐จ๐ฆ๐š๐ฌ ๐‰๐š๐ฆ๐ž๐ฌ ๐‚๐š๐ซ๐ซ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ, ๐.๐‚. ๐ข๐ฌ ๐š ๐ฅ๐š๐ฐ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ซ๐ฆ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐œ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐ง ๐Ÿ๐ž๐๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ฅ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐ญ๐š๐ฑ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐๐ž๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง๐๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐›๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ญ๐š๐ฑ ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐จ๐๐š๐ฒ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐จ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ซ๐จ๐ฐ.

๐Ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ“ ๐˜๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐„๐ฑ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐ˆ๐‘๐’, ๐๐˜ & ๐๐‰ ๐“๐š๐ฑ ๐€๐ฎ๐๐ข๐ญ๐ฌ, ๐€๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ & ๐“๐š๐ฑ ๐๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐ง๐ข๐ง๐ .

๐–๐–๐–.๐“๐‰๐‚๐€๐‘๐‘๐Ž๐‹๐‹-๐‹๐€๐–.๐‚๐Ž๐Œ

๐€๐•๐Ž๐ˆ๐ƒ๐ˆ๐๐† ๐๐ˆ๐† ๐‡๐Ž๐Œ๐„ ๐’๐€๐‹๐„ ๐†๐€๐ˆ๐๐’ (๐Ÿ๐Ÿ/๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ)

With home sales booming, sellers may qualify to exclude all or part of any gain from the sale of their main home. The main home is the one in which you live most of the time. Here are the primary requirements-

Ownership and Use Tests
To claim the exclusion, you must meet the ownership and use tests. This means that during the 5-year period ending on the date of the sale, you must have:
โ€ข Owned the home for at least two years (the ownership test)
โ€ข Lived in the home as your main home for at least two years (the use test)

Gain
If you have a gain from the sale of your main home, you may be able to exclude up to $250,000 of the gain from your income ($500,000 on a joint return in most cases).

Loss
You cannot deduct a loss from the sale of your main home.

For more requirements see, https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/sale-of-residence-real-estate-tax-tips and https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p523.pdf

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๐“๐ก๐จ๐ฆ๐š๐ฌ ๐‰๐š๐ฆ๐ž๐ฌ ๐‚๐š๐ซ๐ซ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ, ๐.๐‚. ๐ข๐ฌ ๐š ๐ฅ๐š๐ฐ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ซ๐ฆ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐œ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐ง ๐Ÿ๐ž๐๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ฅ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐ญ๐š๐ฑ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐๐ž๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง๐๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐›๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ญ๐š๐ฑ ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐จ๐๐š๐ฒ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐จ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ซ๐จ๐ฐ.

๐Ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ“ ๐˜๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐„๐ฑ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐ˆ๐‘๐’, ๐๐˜ & ๐๐‰ ๐“๐š๐ฑ ๐€๐ฎ๐๐ข๐ญ๐ฌ, ๐€๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ & ๐“๐š๐ฑ ๐๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐ง๐ข๐ง๐ .

๐–๐–๐–.๐“๐‰๐‚๐€๐‘๐‘๐Ž๐‹๐‹-๐‹๐€๐–.๐‚๐Ž๐Œ

๐ˆ๐ƒ๐„๐๐“๐ˆ๐“๐˜ ๐๐‘๐Ž๐“๐„๐‚๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐ ๐๐ˆ๐๐ฌ ๐๐Ž๐’๐’๐ˆ๐๐‹๐„ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐€๐‹๐‹ ๐“๐€๐—๐๐€๐˜๐„๐‘๐’ (๐Ÿ๐Ÿ/๐Ÿ—/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ)

Beginning in January, the IRS is expanding the Identity Protection (IP) PIN Opt-In Program to all taxpayers who can properly verify their identities to enhance security.

The IP PIN is a six-digit number assigned to eligible taxpayers to help prevent the misuse of their Social Security number on fraudulent federal income tax returns. An IP PIN helps the IRS verify a taxpayer’s identity and accept their electronic or paper tax return. The online Get An IP PIN tool at IRS.gov/ippin immediately displays the taxpayer’s IP PIN.

The online tool uses Secure Access authentication which uses several different ways to verify a person’s identity. Before using the “Get an IP PIN” tool, the IRS encourages taxpayers to review the requirements at IRS.gov/secureaccess.

For more requirements, see https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/national-tax-security-awareness-week-day-3-irs-expands-identity-protection-pin-opt-in-program-to-taxpayers-nationwide

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๐“๐ก๐จ๐ฆ๐š๐ฌ ๐‰๐š๐ฆ๐ž๐ฌ ๐‚๐š๐ซ๐ซ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ, ๐.๐‚. ๐ข๐ฌ ๐š ๐ฅ๐š๐ฐ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ซ๐ฆ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐œ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐ง ๐Ÿ๐ž๐๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ฅ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐ญ๐š๐ฑ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐๐ž๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง๐๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐›๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ญ๐š๐ฑ ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐จ๐๐š๐ฒ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐จ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ซ๐จ๐ฐ.

๐Ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ“ ๐˜๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐„๐ฑ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐ˆ๐‘๐’, ๐๐˜ & ๐๐‰ ๐“๐š๐ฑ ๐€๐ฎ๐๐ข๐ญ๐ฌ, ๐€๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ & ๐“๐š๐ฑ ๐๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐ง๐ข๐ง๐ .

๐–๐–๐–.๐“๐‰๐‚๐€๐‘๐‘๐Ž๐‹๐‹-๐‹๐€๐–.๐‚๐Ž๐Œ

๐’๐“๐”๐ƒ๐„๐๐“ ๐‹๐Ž๐€๐ ๐…๐Ž๐‘๐๐„๐€๐‘๐€๐๐‚๐„ ๐„๐—๐“๐„๐๐ƒ๐„๐ƒ ๐“๐‡๐‘๐Ž๐”๐†๐‡ ๐‰๐€๐๐”๐€๐‘๐˜ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ (๐Ÿ๐Ÿ/๐Ÿ•/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ)

The Department of Education has announced the extension of the federal student loan administrative forbearance period, the pause in interest accrual, and the suspension of collections activity through January 31, 2021.

Federal student loan borrowers will not be expected to make payments through January of next year, though they will continue to be able to do so and benefit from the 0% interest rate as they pay down principal.

Non-payments will continue to count toward the number of payments required under an income-driven repayment plan, a loan rehabilitation agreement, or the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.

For more information, see https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/secretary-devos-extends-student-loan-forbearance-period-through-january-31-2021-response-covid-19-national-emergency

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๐“๐ก๐จ๐ฆ๐š๐ฌ ๐‰๐š๐ฆ๐ž๐ฌ ๐‚๐š๐ซ๐ซ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ, ๐.๐‚. ๐ข๐ฌ ๐š ๐ฅ๐š๐ฐ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ซ๐ฆ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐œ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐ง ๐Ÿ๐ž๐๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ฅ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐ญ๐š๐ฑ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐๐ž๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง๐๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐›๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ญ๐š๐ฑ ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐จ๐๐š๐ฒ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐จ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ซ๐จ๐ฐ.

๐Ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ“ ๐˜๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐„๐ฑ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐ˆ๐‘๐’, ๐๐˜ & ๐๐‰ ๐“๐š๐ฑ ๐€๐ฎ๐๐ข๐ญ๐ฌ, ๐€๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ & ๐“๐š๐ฑ ๐๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐ง๐ข๐ง๐ .

๐–๐–๐–.๐“๐‰๐‚๐€๐‘๐‘๐Ž๐‹๐‹-๐‹๐€๐–.๐‚๐Ž๐Œ