IRS: University Email Addresses

August 4, 2022By Smeriglio Associates LLCNews

Students and staff at educational institutions, beware. An IRS impersonation scam continues to target schools, including people with “.edu” email addresses. This applies to public, private and nonprofit schools. The suspect emails display the IRS logo and may refer to a “tax refund” in the subject line. The sender then tells recipients that, to claim … Read More

Weathering the storm of rising inflation

August 3, 2022By Smeriglio Associates LLCNews

Like a slowly gathering storm, inflation has gone from dark clouds on the horizon to a noticeable downpour on both the U.S. and global economies. Is it time for business owners to panic? Not at all. As of this writing, a full-blown recession is possible but not an absolute certainty. And the impact of inflation … Read More

CHIPS Act – Semiconductor Manufacturing

August 3, 2022By Smeriglio Associates LLCNews

Bipartisan support in Congress for a (limited) tax bill? It’s true! The pared-down CHIPS Act that would provide tax credits for companies to invest in semiconductor manufacturing has support from lawmakers in both parties. The $50 billion bill would provide a 25% tax credit for U.S. businesses that invest in chip-making as well as the … Read More

IRS: Form 1023-EZ

August 2, 2022By Smeriglio Associates LLCNews

When IRS Form 1023-EZ was introduced, it was intended to ease a backlog of tax-exempt organization applications. But in early July, the New York Times reported that one individual registered 76 fake charities, many using Form 1023-EZ and all sharing the same P.O. box. Now, Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) is pressing the IRS to explain … Read More

White House – Budget Proposals Revenue Generate

August 1, 2022By Smeriglio Associates LLCNews

How much revenue are President Biden’s fiscal year 2023 budget proposals estimated to generate? According to the nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT)’s recent review: $1.7 trillion between 2023 and 2032. From 2023 to 2027, Biden’s proposals are expected to net $795 billion. However, many of these proposed revenue generators, such as raising the corporate … Read More

IRS: Identify Theft

July 30, 2022By Smeriglio Associates LLCNews

Taxpayer identity theft is alive and well. However, progress has been made in combating this crime. The IRS, state agencies and tax professionals urge taxpayers to protect themselves with an Identity Protection PIN (IP PIN). This 6-digit number must be requested from the IRS and is renewed each year. The number must be entered on … Read More

Vehicle expenses: Can individual taxpayers deduct them?

July 29, 2022By Smeriglio Associates LLCNews

It’s not just businesses that can deduct vehicle-related expenses on their tax returns. Individuals also can deduct them in certain circumstances. Unfortunately, under current law, you may not be able to deduct as much as you could years ago. For years prior to 2018, miles driven for business, moving, medical and charitable purposes were potentially … Read More

IRS: Filing Deadline October 17

July 29, 2022By Smeriglio Associates LLCNews

If you’re one of the estimated 19 million taxpayers who’ve requested an extension to file their 2021 tax return, the filing deadline is Oct. 17. The IRS is reminding those taxpayers that they don’t have to wait until mid-October to file. If you have all the necessary information to file a return, contact us or … Read More