Author Archives: Nick Spoltore, Esq.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act, H.R. 748, hereinafter “the Act”) was enacted into law on March 27, 2020. It contains many tax provisions which will impact your practice immediately. This post highlights the major tax law changes contained in the Act. QIP Fix As you know, Qualified Improvement Property should […]

Tax Day has been moved from April 15th to July 15th by Notice 2020-18 which issued on March 20, 2020. July 15th is the deadline for both filing returns and paying income tax. Contrary to a previous Notice, there is no limit on the amount that can be deferred to July 15th without interest or […]

On March 18, 2020, Notice 2020-17 issued and gave taxpayers more certainty as to filing and payment information for this season’s returns. As reported in my post of March 18, 2020, the filing deadline of April 15th remains in place. The payment deadline is extended to July 15th (which is 91 days from April 15th, […]

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin stated at a press conference on March 17, 2020 that the payment deadline would be extended 90 days from April 15, 2020. His comments did not alter the Form 1040 filing deadline of April 15, 2020. Individuals can defer up to $1M, and corporations are able to defer up to $10M […]

The IRS recently announced it was expanding aid to taxpayers indebted to federal or private student loans for attendance at both non-profit and for-profit schools. Rev Proc 2020-11 issued January 15, 2020, and it provides safe harbor relief against income recognition after loan discharge for the following three specific situations. Any taxpayer whose private student […]

Stressors abound in our increasingly hectic days. Two worrisome issues that seem to be front and center in our lives today are long-term care and paying for college. So here at Surgent, we decided to put together an informative webinar on these two emerging practice areas. They’re topics that represent increased billables among practitioners, yet […]

It’s that time of year again. No, we’re not talking candy canes, presents under the tree, and the subsequent cherub in a top hat, sash, and diaper as Baby New Year in January, 2020. We are talking about our annual Virtual Tax Conference. This year’s offering should not be missed by any CPA or tax […]

On November 6, 2019, the IRS announced in Notice 2019-59 the following cost-of-living adjustments for 2020: The contribution limit for employees who participate in 401(k), 403(b), most 457 plans, and the federal government’s Thrift Savings Plan is increased from $19,000 to $19,500; The catch-up contribution limit for employees aged 50 and over who participate in […]

By Nick Spoltore What image comes to your mind when you think about Robin Hood? Is it the incredibly charismatic Errol Flynn in The Adventures of Robin Hood from 1938? Perhaps you envision the 12th century English folk tale adventurer as depicted by Kevin Costner or Russell Crowe. My favorite would undoubtedly be Robin Hood […]

On July 25, 2019, the announcement of Rev. Proc. 2019-32 provided welcomed relief for Form 1065 filers. Under Section 6031(b), partnerships under the centralized audit regime are prohibited from amending, after the return’s due date, K-1 information required to be provided to partners. For 2018 returns, the K-1s show for the first time Line 20 […]