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๐ˆ๐‘๐’ ๐Œ๐€๐Š๐ˆ๐๐† ๐‡๐Ž๐”๐’๐„ ๐‚๐€๐‹๐‹๐’ โ€“ ๐‹๐€๐–๐˜๐„๐‘ ๐”๐ ! (๐Ÿ๐Ÿ/๐Ÿ—/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—)

The IRS has announced agents will be visiting taxpayers in face-to-face meetings to resolve ongoing tax issues.

Taxpayers will be interviewed to gather info. And when necessary, agents will engage in collection activities.

For more info, see https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/special-irs-efforts-to-focus-on-tax-compliance-education-begin

-๐๐”๐“ ๐‘๐„๐Œ๐„๐Œ๐๐„๐‘-

Under the Taxpayer Bill of Rights, taxpayers have the right to retain an authorized representative of their choice to represent them in their dealings with the IRS.

And in most situations, the IRS must suspend an interview if the taxpayer requests to consult with a representative, such as an attorney, certified public accountant or enrolled agent.

-๐’๐Ž-

If the IRS shows up at your door, tell the agent you would like to consult a representative. Hopefully that will give you time to get help.

If you need help, contact us at https://tjcarroll-law.com/contact/

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ŸŽ 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๐’ ๐๐Ž๐“ ๐‚๐‡๐€๐๐†๐ˆ๐๐† ๐ญ๐จ ๐‚ ๐‚๐Ž๐‘๐๐’ (๐Ÿ๐Ÿ/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—)

Fears that S Corporations would change their status to C Corporations to take advantage of their lower tax rates seem unfounded.

The tax law lowered the tax rate for C Corps that are treated as separate entities for tax purposes and pay corporate taxes. S Corps donโ€™t pay separate taxes like C Corps and their income and expenses flow through to their owners on information returns. So some practitioners envisioned a mass change from S Corp to C Corp.

But the change hasnโ€™t happened. The IRS 2018 Data Book reported approximately 5.1 million S Corp information returns in 2018. And according to the Compliance Data Warehouse (CDW), between January 1, 2018, and December 31, 2018, only 4,850 S Corps terminated their S elections. The CDW does not identify how many of the 4,850 terminations were revocations. But in the unlikely event that all 4,850 terminations were revocations, thatโ€™s approximately 0.0951 percent of the 5.1 million S Corps-Not even 1 %.

See https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/11/07/2019-24098/eligible-terminated-s-corporations

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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ŸŽ 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Ž๐– ! – ๐˜๐Ž๐” ๐๐„๐—๐“ ? (๐Ÿ๐Ÿ/๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—)

Media sources report that New Jerseyโ€™s Department of Labor and Workforce Development imposed a $650 million bill on UBER.

Allegedly, UBER misclassified drivers as independent contractors instead employees. And in doing so, UBER avoided paying millions in normal payroll obligations.

As detailed in our previous blog (NJ EMPLOYEE CLASSIFICATION AUDITS COMING-7/29/2019), New Jersey is increasing audits of worker classifications.

If an audit changes the tax or employment law status of an individual, the financial consequences can be devastating. Catch-up tax payments, fines, penalties, as well as other sanctions add up.

SO, review your treatment of independent contractors or you might be next.

For insights on tactics New Jersey might use, see https://www.nj.gov/labor/assets/PDFs/Misclassification%20Report%202019.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ŸŽ 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Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Œ๐ˆ๐‹๐ˆ๐“๐€๐‘๐˜ (๐Ÿ๐Ÿ/๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—)

Military personnel and their families can find tax help at the following resources:

โ€ข Tax Information for Members of the Military is the main page on IRS.gov where people can find helpful info, resources and services.

โ€ข A taxpayerโ€™s military status affects whether they are eligible for certain benefits. Taxpayers can use IRS.gov to check their eligibility for military tax benefits.

โ€ข There are rules specific to those in combat zones. These taxpayers and their families can find out more on the Tax Exclusion for Combat Service page. They can also find out the rules on notifying the IRS by email if they are serving in a combat zone.

โ€ข The Armed Forces’ Tax Guide provides a comprehensive publication with info for military members.
For more info, see https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/members-of-the-military-can-check-out-these-resources-to-help-answer-tax-questions

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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ŸŽ 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Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ ๐ˆ๐๐…๐‹๐€๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐ ๐‚๐‡๐€๐๐†๐„๐’-๐‘๐€๐“๐„๐’ & ๐ƒ๐„๐ƒ๐”๐‚๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐๐’ (๐Ÿ๐Ÿ/๐Ÿ๐Ÿ/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—)

The main changes for tax year 2020 are-

โ€ข Marginal Rates: For tax year 2020, the top tax rate remains 37% for individual single taxpayers with incomes greater than $518,400 ($622,050 for married couples filing jointly).
The other rates are:
35%, for incomes over $207,350 ($414,700 for married couples filing jointly);
32% for incomes over $163,300 ($326,600 for married couples filing jointly);
24% for incomes over $85,525 ($171,050 for married couples filing jointly);
22% for incomes over $40,125 ($80,250 for married couples filing jointly);
12% for incomes over $9,875 ($19,750 for married couples filing jointly).
The lowest rate is 10% for incomes of single individuals with incomes of $9,875 or less ($19,750 for married couples filing jointly).

โ€ข The standard deduction for married filing jointly rises to $24,800, up $400 from the prior year. For single taxpayers and married individuals filing separately, the standard deduction rises to $12,400, up $200. And for heads of households, the standard deduction will be $18,650, up $300.

โ€ข The personal exemption for tax year 2020 remains at 0, as it was for 2019, this elimination of the personal exemption was a provision in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

For more info, see https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-provides-tax-inflation-adjustments-for-tax-year-2020

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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ŸŽ 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ˆ๐‘๐„๐Œ๐„๐๐“ ๐๐‹๐€๐ ๐‚๐Ž๐๐“๐‘๐ˆ๐๐”๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐ ๐‚๐‡๐€๐๐†๐„๐’ (๐Ÿ๐Ÿ/๐Ÿ–/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—)

Cost of living adjustments have changed the dollar limitations on pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2020.

Here are some of the changes-

โ€ข The contribution limit for participants in 401(k), 403(b), most 457 plans, and the federal government’s Thrift Savings Plan is increased from $19,000 to $19,500.

โ€ข The catch-up contribution limit for employees aged 50 and over who participate in these plans is increased from $6,000 to $6,500.

โ€ข The limitation regarding SIMPLE retirement accounts for 2020 is increased to $13,500, up from $13,000 for 2019.

โ€ข The limit on annual contributions to an IRA remains unchanged at $6,000. The additional catch-up contribution limit for individuals aged 50 and over is not subject to an annual cost-of-living adjustment and remains $1,000.

For more info, see https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/401k-contribution-limit-increases-to-19500-for-2020-catch-up-limit-rises-to-6500

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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ŸŽ 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”๐€๐‹ ๐‚๐”๐‘๐‘๐„๐๐‚๐˜-๐“๐‘๐„๐€๐“๐Œ๐„๐๐“ (๐Ÿ๐Ÿ/๐Ÿ”/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—)

Virtual currency is treated as property for US tax purposes. And general tax principles applicable to property transactions apply to transactions using virtual currency.

Virtual currency is not treated as currency that could generate foreign currency gain or loss for U.S. federal tax purposes.

A taxpayer who receives virtual currency as payment for goods or services must, in computing gross income, include the fair market value of the virtual currency, in U.S. dollars, as of the date that the virtual currency was received.

The basis of virtual currency that a taxpayer receives as payment for goods or services is the fair market value of the virtual currency in U.S. dollars as of the date of receipt.

For more info, see https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/n-14-21.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ŸŽ 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”๐€๐‹ ๐‚๐”๐‘๐‘๐„๐๐‚๐˜-๐ƒ๐„๐…๐ˆ๐๐ˆ๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐ (๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ/๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—)

Virtual currency is a digital representation of value that functions as a medium of exchange, a unit of account, and/or a store of value.

In some environments, it operates like โ€œrealโ€ currency — i.e., the coin and paper money of the United States or of any other country that is designated as legal tender, circulates, and is customarily used and accepted as a medium of exchange in the country of issuance — but it does not have legal tender status in any jurisdiction.

Virtual currency that has an equivalent value in real currency, or that acts as a substitute for real currency, is referred to as โ€œconvertibleโ€ virtual currency.

Bitcoin is one example of a convertible virtual currency. Bitcoin can be digitally traded between users and can be purchased for, or exchanged into, U.S. dollars, Euros, and other real or virtual currencies.

For more info, see https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/n-14-21.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ŸŽ 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ˆ๐€๐‹ ๐’๐„๐‚๐”๐‘๐ˆ๐“๐˜ ๐๐”๐Œ๐๐„๐‘ ๐’๐‚๐€๐Œ (๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ/๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—)

In the latest scam with Social Security numbers (SSN), scammers threaten to suspend or cancel your SSN.

Scammers may mention overdue taxes in addition to threatening to cancel the personโ€™s SSN. If taxpayers receive a call threatening to suspend their SSN for an unpaid tax bill, they should just hang up.

The IRS and its authorized private collection agencies will never:
โ€ข Call to demand immediate payment using a specific payment method such as a prepaid debit card, iTunes gift card or wire transfer. The IRS does not use these methods for tax payments.
โ€ข Ask a taxpayer to make a payment to a person or organization other than the U.S. Treasury.
โ€ข Threaten to immediately bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have the taxpayer arrested for not paying.
โ€ข Demand taxes be paid without giving the taxpayer the opportunity to question or appeal the amount owed.

For more info, see https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USIRS/bulletins/26807a2?reqfrom=share

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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ŸŽ 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Œ๐ˆ๐‹๐˜ ๐๐”๐’๐ˆ๐๐„๐’๐’ ๐“๐€๐— ๐ˆ๐’๐’๐”๐„๐’ (๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ/๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—)

When family members operate a business together, certain tax rules apply-like when:

โ€ข Both spouses carrying on the trade or business-If spouses carry on a business together and share in the profits and losses, they may be partners even if they donโ€™t have a formal partnership agreement.

โ€ข Qualified joint venture-Spouses may elect treatment as a qualified joint venture instead of a partnership.

โ€ข Employment taxes-If the business has employees, either of the spouses as sole proprietors may report and pay the employment taxes.

โ€ข One spouse employed by another-The wages for the services of an individual who works for their spouse are subject to income tax withholding and Social Security and Medicare taxes but not to the Federal Unemployment Tax Act.

โ€ข Child employed by parents-Payments for the services of a child under age 18 arenโ€™t subject to Social Security and Medicare taxes, if the business is a sole proprietorship or a partnership in which each partner is a parent of the child.

โ€ข Parent employed by child-The wages for the services of a parent employed by their child are subject to income tax withholding and Social Security and Medicare taxes.

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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ŸŽ 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