IRS: Electric Vehicle Phase Out

June 28, 2022By Smeriglio Associates LLCNews

The electric vehicle (EV) tax credit begins to phase out when 200,000 of a manufacturer’s qualifying vehicles have been sold. But automakers are telling Congress, not so fast! In a letter, GM, Ford, Chrysler and Toyota asked Congressional leaders to give all electric car and light truck buyers a tax credit of up to $7,500. … Read More

Is it a good time for a Roth conversion?

June 27, 2022By Smeriglio Associates LLCNews

The downturn in the stock market may have caused the value of your retirement account to decrease. But if you have a traditional IRA, this decline may provide a valuable opportunity: It may allow you to convert your traditional IRA to a Roth IRA at a lower tax cost. Traditional vs. Roth Here’s what makes … Read More

US Congress: Digital Assets and Cryptocurrencies

June 27, 2022By Smeriglio Associates LLCNews

Congress is getting serious about addressing the confusion surrounding the tax treatment of digital assets such as cryptocurrencies. A bipartisan bill dubbed the Responsible Financial Innovation Act was recently introduced in the U.S. Senate. The bill would establish a regulatory framework for digital assets. The first-of-its-kind proposed legislation would attempt to validate the mainstream use … Read More

IRS: OIC Scams

June 25, 2022By Smeriglio Associates LLCNews

The IRS is cautioning taxpayers with pending tax bills to contact them directly and not use unscrupulous tax companies that falsely claim that they can resolve unpaid taxes for pennies on the dollar. Offer in compromise (OIC) “mills” make outlandish claims about how they can settle a person’s tax debt. The reality usually is that … Read More

FATCA – Deadline 7/1/2022

June 24, 2022By Smeriglio Associates LLCNews

An important deadline is rolling up fast for foreign entities that are subject to the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). Foreign financial institutions and some nonfinancial foreign entities (collectively known as FFIs) have until July 1, 2022, to report assets that were held by U.S. owners as of Dec. 31, 2021. Generally, FATCA requires … Read More

Dodge the tumult with a buy-sell agreement

June 22, 2022By Smeriglio Associates LLCNews

Businesses with multiple owners generally benefit from a variety of viewpoints, diverse experience and strategic areas of specialization. However, there’s a major risk: the company can be thrown into tumult if one of the owners decides, or is compelled by circumstances, to leave. A logical and usually effective solution is to create and implement a … Read More

June 22, 2022By Smeriglio Associates LLCNews

Good news for those who use a vehicle for business purposes and are frustrated by the sky-high cost of gas! Starting July 1, 2022, the IRS is increasing the standard mileage rate for business use to 62.5 cents (from 58.5 cents for Jan. 1 – June 30, 2022) per mile. The rate for medical use … Read More