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Posted May 29, 2020 by Paul Ogawa
IRS Extends Due Date for Form 5498 Series to August 31

Through Notice 2020-35, the IRS further extended the due date for Form 5498 series records including Form 5498 (IRA Contribution Information), 5498-ESA (Coverdell ESA Contribution Information) and 5498-SA (HAS, Archer MSA, or Medicare Advantage MSA Information). The due date for filing these forms with the IRS and furnishing these forms to recipients has been extended to […]

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Posted May 29, 2020 by Charles Maniace
SD and TX Both Announce Exemption for Internet Access

In recent days, the South Dakota and Texas Departments of Revenue announced that internet access charges would become exempt from sales tax effective July 1, 2020. While states are struggling with massive budget shortfalls as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, this particular exemption is compelled by an earlier change to the US Internet Tax […]

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Posted May 21, 2020 by Robert Beck
SSA Releases 2020 W-2C Specifications

The SSA recently released its 2020 W-2C Specifications. There were no changes to the specifications though there were updates to the total amounts applicable to Social Security Wage Base, Social Security Withheld, and the Maximum Social Security Wage base for 2020. To view the full specifications release, click here.

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Posted May 21, 2020 by Robert Beck
SSA Releases 2020 W-2 Specifications

The SSA recently released its 2020 W-2 Specifications. There were no changes to the specifications though there were updates to the total amounts applicable to Social Security Wage Base, Social Security Withheld, and the Maximum Social Security Wage base for 2020. To view the full specifications release, click here.

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Posted May 21, 2020 by Matthew Gonnella
Louisiana Announces Effective Date for Remote Seller Registration and Collection of state and local sales tax

Louisiana announced that remote sellers selling into the state are required to register with the Louisiana Sales and Use tax Commission for Remote Sellers by July 31, 2020 or 30 calendar days after meeting Louisiana’s economic nexus threshold standards. Remote sellers will begin collecting state and local sales and use tax at standard rates once […]

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Posted May 14, 2020 by Robert Beck
Maryland Changes Reporting Obligations for Third-Party Settlement Organizations

The Maryland legislature recently passed the Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2020 (SB 192) which in part significantly changes the information return reporting obligations of third-party settlement organizations (TPSOs). SB 192 requires TPSOs who must issue Form 1099-K to report payments made to their payees if the amount of the reportable payment meets or […]

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Posted May 1, 2020 by Paul Ogawa
Maryland Issues Extensions for Withholding Taxes, Provides Teleworking Guidance Update

The Maryland Comptroller’s Office recently issued a number of extensions for tax payments and reporting due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including employer withholding tax. For payments and tax returns due between February 2020 and May 2020, these reports and payments will now be due on July 15, 2020. Separate reports must be filed for each […]

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Posted April 22, 2020 by Paul Ogawa
Iowa Announces Small Business Relief Program for COVID-19

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced an Iowa Small Business Relief Program to assist the state’s small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This program offers small businesses relief grants and tax deferral of sales and/or withholding taxes due along with waiver of penalty and interest for retail sales and/or withholding taxes due on or after […]

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Posted April 22, 2020 by Paul Ogawa
California Issues Extensions for Tax Payments and Reporting due to COVID-19

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic the California Franchise Tax Board (“FTB”) has issued extensions for reporting and payment of certain tax types, which include withholding tax. For non-resident/non-wage withholding payments and reporting for the first two pay periods, the new due date for reporting and payment is now July 15, 2020. The third pay […]

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Posted April 22, 2020 by Paul Ogawa
New Mexico Issues Withholding Tax Extensions Due to COVID-19

New Mexico Taxation & Revenue recently published a bulletin describing withholding tax relief due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For withholding taxes due to be reported and paid between March 25, 2020 and July 25, 2020, taxpayers may report or pay without penalty no later than July 25, 2020. This includes those withholding payments and reports […]

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Posted April 22, 2020 by Paul Ogawa
South Carolina Issues Extensions for Withholding Tax Returns and Payments Due

The South Carolina Department of Revenue recently issued extensions as tax relief in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tax returns and payments due between April 1, 2020 and June 1, 2020 will now be due on June 1, 2020. Regarding payments, penalties and interest will not be charged if the payments are made by June […]

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Posted April 15, 2020 by Paul Ogawa
IRS Extends Due Date for 5498 Forms to July 15

Making the announcement through Notice 2020-23, the IRS has extended the due date for a number of taxpayer actions which include filing Forms 5498, 5498-QA, 5498-ESA, and 5498-SA. Citing to a list of taxpayer acts found in Revenue Procedure 2018-58, affected taxpayers are granted an extension of time relating to “time-sensitive acts” due to be […]

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Posted April 14, 2020 by Andrew Decker
Washington Exempts Feminine Hygiene Products

Washington State recently enacted new legislation which would exempt feminine hygiene products from the retail sales tax. Washington is the latest state to exempt such products in recent years, following in the footsteps of states such as New York, Florida, and Utah who have also recently exempted such products. The new law takes effect beginning July […]

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Posted April 9, 2020 by Paul Ogawa
Florida Enacts Bill Requiring 1099-K Filing

House Bill 7097 was recently passed by the Florida Legislature and approved by Governor DeSantis, paving the way for a new information return requirement in the state. Under Section 212.134 of the Bill, payment settlement entities and other third-party facilitators who handle payment card and third-party network transactions must file a 1099-K return with Florida […]

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Posted April 2, 2020 by Alex Samuel
Tennessee Enacts Marketplace Facilitator Legislation

Tennessee recently enacted legislation requiring marketplace facilitators that meet certain thresholds to collect tax on behalf of their marketplace sellers. Marketplace facilitators must collect tax when they facilitate total sales of more than $500,000 to consumers in Tennessee during the previous 12 months. Additionally, marketplace facilitators must source sales of tangible personal property on their […]

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Posted March 26, 2020 by Paul Ogawa
New Jersey Passes Extension for Health Coverage Filings

The New Jersey Department of Treasury recently issued updated guidance for health coverage filings, extending the due date for coverage providers to file their 1095 health coverage forms for tax year 2019 with the Department of Taxation. Health coverage providers will now have until May 15, 2020 to provide the necessary 1095 forms to the Department of […]

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Posted March 26, 2020 by Paul Ogawa
Iowa Extends Income Tax Withholding Deposit Due Date

The Iowa Department of Revenue announced that the due date for certain withholding payment deposits will be extended in light of the evolving situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, Iowa residents or other taxpayers doing business in Iowa assigned to the semi-monthly deposit cycle will see an extension: for the period ending on March 15, […]

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Posted March 26, 2020 by Paul Ogawa
IRS Releases Updated Publication 1281

The IRS recently published an updated version of Publication 1281, Backup Withholding for Missing and Incorrect Name/TIN(s). This publication provides guidance and procedures for issuing and receiving Notice CP2100 and CP2100A, backup withholding relating to incorrect names/TINs, and sample forms for soliciting TINs from information return recipients. There is only one change to the publication, […]

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