COVID-19 Resources

Biden’s Budget and Potential 2nd Term Tax Legislation

Soon after The President’s State of the Union Address, the proposed fiscal year 2025 budget was released. This outlines how the administration would implement the President’s tax policy, indicating a gross tax hike of approximately $5.3 trillion from 2024 to 2034. Notable Provisions: Increased Taxes on High Earners: Increase income taxes for individuals earning more…
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New Options for Leftover 529 Plan Funds – Convert to Roth IRA

The SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022 introduces a noteworthy change: a special rule allowing transfers from 529 plans to Roth IRAs. Effective in 2024, this rule enables unused college savings to shift to tax and penalty-free retirement accounts. Why This Matters Before this change, if a 529 plan wasn’t fully used for education, options were…
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Jefferson County & Alabama Property Tax Overview

Valuation Process  Jefferson County recently sent out valuation notices for properties with an increase in value or change in boundary. The county utilizes a mass appraisal process set forth by the Alabama Department of Revenue. When a sale within a neighborhood indicates an increase or decrease, valuations are adjusted. If you received a notice and…
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Guidance Provided for Overtime Pay Exempt from Alabama Income Tax

In June, we reported that the Alabama Legislature passed HB217, which eliminates the 5% withholding tax on overtime from January 2024 through June 2025. Employers are subject to reporting for 2023, 2024 and 2025. Now, the Alabama Department of Revenue has published reporting guidance and FAQs. Historical 2023 overtime data must be submitted by January…
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Employee Retention Credit Refund Update

Our last “Where’s My ERC Refund” update was published almost a year ago in June 2022. Since then, many outstanding ERC refunds have been processed and paid by the IRS with interest, while businesses continue to file additional ERC refund claims. Many of our clients have received a refund for some quarters, but not others,…
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New Alabama Legislation to Exempt Federal COVID Benefits from Alabama Income Tax

Yesterday, Alabama House Bill 231 and Alabama Senate Bill 152 were forwarded to Governor Kay Ivey for signature. This legislation, when signed, will effectively exempt from state income taxes certain federal benefits that taxpayers received from the American Rescue Plan Act last year, a coronavirus relief bill passed by Congress. The exemption applies to the…
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FEMA is Reimbursing Up To $9,000 For Each COVID-19 Related Funeral

Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral costs. The benefit is a maximum of $9,000 per deceased individual or $35,500 per applicant for multiple deaths. As of January 3, 2022, FEMA received 9,077 applications…
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New Funding for Health Care Providers

There are two new funding opportunities available specifically for Health Care providers. Application Deadline: October 26, 2021 at 11:59 pm EST CLICK HERE TO APPLY Combined application for Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Who is eligible? Providers or suppliers who bill Medicare fee for-service (Parts A, B, and C), Medicaid (fee-for-service or managed care) and/or CHIP as…
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