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Coronavirus and Retirement Plans – Updates from IRS Notices

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We have previously posted discussions regarding the impact of the SECURE Act on planning for retirement plan distributions. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was enacted, including several provisions addressing distributions from retirement plans and special tax treatment. The IRS recently issued two notices, Notice 2020-50… Read More »

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Charitable Giving Provisions of the CARES Act

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We have previously discussed the Paycheck Protection Program, and plenty of other commentary has focused on the 2020 Recovery Rebates for individuals, both of which were enacted under Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. In addition to these headline-grabbing provisions, the CARES Act also contains provisions designed to encourage increased charitable giving… Read More »

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IRS Extends More Tax Deadlines to Cover Individuals, Trusts, Estates, Corporations, and Others

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To help taxpayers, the Department of Treasury and the IRS announced in Notice 2020-23 the extension of additional key tax deadlines for individuals and businesses. Notice 2020-23 Previously, the IRS announced that taxpayers generally have until July 15, 2020, to file and pay federal income taxes originally due on April 15. No late-filing penalty,… Read More »

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Estate Planning During COVID-19

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At MendenFreiman, the health and safety of our clients and staff are our most important priority. We also want you to know that during these unprecedented times, we are here for you. Below are several important updates regarding estate planning matters during the COVID-19 crisis. We Are Here for You. We remain committed to meeting… Read More »

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The New Paycheck Protection Program: What Business Owners Need to Know

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On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”). Among its many provisions, the CARES Act authorizes the Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP”), which will provide economic aid to small businesses and certain other employers to cover the capital costs of retaining employees and maintaining… Read More »

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UPDATE: Due Date for GIFT Tax Returns Postponed to July 15

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In Notice 2020-20, the Treasury Department has automatically extended the due date for GIFT tax returns until July 15, 2020. Here is the link: Notice 2020-20 They have not yet extended ESTATE tax returns, but stay tuned!

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The New Internal Revenue Service People First Initiative

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To help people facing the challenges of COVID-19 issues, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) announced on March 25 a sweeping series of steps to assist taxpayers by providing relief on a variety of issues ranging from easing payment guidelines to postponing compliance actions. The new IRS People First Initiative provides immediate relief to help… Read More »

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The New Federal Paid Sick Leave Law: What Business Owners Need to Know

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On March 18, President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Act”). Among the many provisions of the Act, it provides for paid family and sick leave for employees that are unable to work, due to sickness, quarantine orders, or school closures, as a result of the coronavirus outbreak and… Read More »

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UPDATE: Due Dates for Estate and Gift Tax Returns are NOT Postponed

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Notice 2020-18 extended the due date for filing income tax returns to July 15, 2020. Initially, there was confusion with respect to whether the Notice also applied to gift tax returns. Yesterday, the Treasury Department confirmed that the due dates for estate and gift tax returns have NOT been postponed. The link to the release is: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/filing-and-payment-deadlines-questions-and-answers… Read More »

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COVID-19: What Business Owners Need to Know

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While people have widely adopted social distancing and self-quarantining to an extent unknown in recent times, this interruption to daily life is rapidly being felt across industries and companies of all sizes with no clear indication of when business will return to normal. Below is an overview of some of the business issues facing our… Read More »

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