Spencer Helwig joined Corrigan Krause as a first year associate in September 2020. Starting his career during a pandemic was certainly a unique way to break into the accounting industry, but the pandemic wasn’t the only challenge ahead of him. Looming just after the holidays, before the first signs of spring, was his first busy season at a public accounting firm.
This year, we are excited to announce our Individual Income Tax Organizer process is now completely electronic through SafeSend Organizer! SafeSend Organizer will take the place of the organizers and questionnaires we’ve historically sent separately through the mail or the portal at the kick off of tax season to help you get organized. In addition to SafeSend Organizer, we will again use SafeSend Returns as our electronic delivery service for you to review and sign your return electronically.
January 2022 update: At the time of this update, advanced payments for the Child Tax Credit have ended. The current administration is working to extend the tax credit as part of the build Back Better Act, but that has yet to happen, as of now. The Treasury Department, however, relaunched an updated version of the ChildTaxCredit.gov site. The site now has features to help families with filing their taxes and accessing the full amount of unpaid credits.

Alternative minimum tax (AMT) is essentially a base-level percentage an individual taxpayer or S-corporation must pay the IRS, regardless of the credits and deductions they are entitled to. Contractors need to be especially mindful of AMT, as it can have a major effect on tax liability.

Long-Term Contracts and AMT

When reporting regular tax calculations, contractors that have average gross receipts under $25 million are able to account for their long-term contracts us Read More >>

College and university students should be on alert for an IRS-impersonation scam targeting educational institutions, including anyone with a .edu email address.

The phishing scam sends the recipient an email that looks like it comes from the IRS and has a subject line like “Tax Refund Payment” or “recalculation of your tax refund payment”. There is a link in the email for the recipient to click and submit a form, supposedly for their refund.

The link, however, does not go to t Read More >>

There has been a marked increase of fraud cases surrounding unemployment benefits, particularly in the state of Ohio. This amounted to at least $330 million in fraudulent pandemic unemployment benefits distributed between April and December 2020.

To combat this very serious issue, the state of Ohio launched a new resource portal (https://unemploymenthelp.ohio.gov/) for employers to alert the state if they suspect their employees’ or their own information has been c Read More >>