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The IRS announced broad-based penalty relief for taxpayers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The relief applies to failure to file penalties and certain international information return (IIR) penalties with respect to tax returns for tax years (TY) 2019 and TY 2020, filed on or before September 30, 2022.


The IRS has issued guidance to taxpayers, who have inappropriately received forgiveness of their Paycheck Protection Program ('PPP') loan, and has encouraged them to take steps towards compliance, such as filing amended returns that include the forgiven loan amounts, as income.


The IRS has reminded taxpayers to develop emergency preparedness plans due to the upcoming hurricane season and the ongoing threat of wildfires in some parts of the country.


The IRS has released information regarding the pre-screening and certification process for employers taking advantage of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC). 


Businesses are still waiting for pandemic relief made available to them during the COVID-19 outbreak amid ongoing processing delays at the Internal Revenue Service, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.


The IRS has released a list of exceptions for the inclusion of a cancelled student loan debt in income. Generally, had a taxpayer's student loan been cancelled or repaid by someone else, the taxpayer was mandated to include the cancelled or repaid loan amount as part of their gross income, for tax purposes. 


Upgrading the Internal Revenue Service’s antiquated information technology infrastructure will help honest taxpayers, especially those making $400,000 or less, from being audited, Department of the Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said.


News & Updates

Partner Ryan Sheppard, CPA video on Restricted Stock Units - June 2022 - RSUs

Partner Ryan Sheppard, CPA was published in the CPA Journal on Divorce and Tax Considerations - December 2021 - Divorce and Tax Considerations

Partner Ryan Sheppard, CPA was published in Bloomberg Tax Management - December 2021 - IRS Allows SALT Workaround...For Some

Partner Ryan Sheppard, CPA video on Biden administration tax policies - June 2021 - Biden tax policies

Partner Ryan Sheppard, CPA video on Stimulus checks - February 2021 - Stimulus checks

Partner Ryan Sheppard, CPA video on PPP forgiveness - December 2020 - PPP Forgiveness

Partner Ryan Sheppard, CPA video on sole proprietors tax strategy - November 2020 - Tax strategy small business

Partner Ryan Sheppard, CPA video on Trump vs. Biden tax policies - October 2020 - Trump vs. Biden Tax Policy

Partner Ryan Sheppard, CPA video on EIDL advantages for Covid relief - October 2020 - EIDL Program

Partner Ryan Sheppard, CPA video on PPP program and tax deductions for PPP expenses - October 2020 - PPP Forgiveness and Tax Deductions

Partner Ryan Sheppard, CPA Writes article for Bloomberg Law - June 2020 - Advising Clients in a Post Covid World

Partner Ryan Sheppard, CPA webinar on PPP Program and more - April 2020 - Navigating PPP and Unemployment 

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On June 1, 2016 Ryan Sheppard was appointed Chairman of the Professional Ethics Committee for the State of Connecticut Society of CPAs - CT Society of CPAs Ethics Committee