Congress: Social Security Fairness Act of 2021

October 1, 2022By Smeriglio Associates LLCNews

Members of the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee have unanimously advanced the Social Security Fairness Act of 2021 to a vote by the full House. Already, 300 House members have signaled support of the bill, which would repeal two Social Security Act provisions that have long penalized many public servants. The first is the … Read More

IRS: Child Tax Credit

September 30, 2022By Smeriglio Associates LLCNews

Democratic lawmakers argue that a recent U.S. Census Bureau report illustrating a decline in child poverty shows the Child Tax Credit (CTC) enhancements that expired at the end of 2021 should be made permanent. From 2020 to 2021, the supplemental poverty measure among children fell to 5.2% from 9.7%. The drop is largely attributable to … Read More

IRS: Work Opportunity Tax Credit

September 29, 2022By Smeriglio Associates LLCNews

The IRS has updated information on the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC). This credit is available to employers that hire designated categories of workers who face significant barriers to employment. In today’s tight job market, the WOTC may help employers. In IR 2022-159, the IRS updates include information about the pre-screening and certification processes. To … Read More

Cyrpto: Taxable Events

September 28, 2022By Smeriglio Associates LLCNews

Do you invest in cryptocurrency? Keep in mind that selling it is a taxable event. The nature of the gain or loss depends on whether the cryptocurrency is a capital asset (for example, stocks, bonds and investment property) held by the taxpayer, as well as the length of time the position was held. What if … Read More