FEATURED ARTICLES & TAX TIP BLOG

Welcome to the KM&M CPAs Featured Articles & Tips Blog. Here we share tax and accounting news and tips for our clients on a regular basis. Please feel free to suggest ideas for topics you would like to see addressed, by dropping an email to kmm@kmmcpas.com. Enjoy the articles and susbcribe to our newsletter for more updates.

Pandemic Assistance Checklist July 20, 2021, Update

Pandemic Assistance Checklist July 20, 2021, Update

From the Pinnacle CPA Advisory Group’s Dave Krebs, CPA — This checklist was prepared for our clients and friends as a quick way to identify eligible programs. Please contact us for the details.  Many of the details are not available yet from the government. This is...

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Advance Child Tax Credit payments start tomorrow

Advance Child Tax Credit payments start tomorrow

From KM&M CPAs and IRS.gov — The American Rescue Plan of 2021 increased the maximum Child Tax Credit to $3,600 for children under the age of 6, and to $3,000 per child for children between ages 6 and 17. The Rescue Plan also put a plan in place to pay half of that...

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Federal Student Loan Interest Rates Increase for 2021-22

Federal Student Loan Interest Rates Increase for 2021-22

From Pinnacle Wealth Planning Services — After two years of decreases, interest rates on federal student loans are set to increase almost a full percentage point for the 2021-2022 school year. The interest rates on federal student loans are reset each year after the...

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Businesses hurt by COVID eligible for new state grant programs

Businesses hurt by COVID eligible for new state grant programs

From The Columbus Dispatch — By Mark Williams Ohio small and medium-sized business hurt by the coronavirus are eligible for grants up to $30,000 under new programs being rolled out by the state this week. The programs will provide a total of $155 million to businesses...

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Include getting a handle on your taxes in midyear planning

Include getting a handle on your taxes in midyear planning

From Thomson Reuters and KM&M CPAs — Dear Clients and Friends, The past year has been challenging to say the least. Hopefully the COVID-19 crisis, which affected all of us in some ways, is nearing the end. While it has been difficult to focus attention on much...

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2 in 5 Americans Say Online Shopping Busts their Budgets

2 in 5 Americans Say Online Shopping Busts their Budgets

From the American Institute of CPAs — Shopping online from the comfort of your home can be easy and convenient, but it also leads to increased spending if you’re not careful. Two in 5 Americans (41 percent) say the ability to shop online has made it harder for them to...

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American Rescue Plan changes to the Child Tax Credit

American Rescue Plan changes to the Child Tax Credit

From Thomson Reuters/Pinnacle CPA Advisory Group — Dear Client, The new American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) was signed into law on 3/11/21. It includes significant changes to the Child Tax Credit (CTC) rules. These changes are temporary and only apply to the 2021...

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Your guide to protecting your privacy online

Your guide to protecting your privacy online

From the Federal Trade Commission — by Maneesha MithalAssociate Director, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, FTC The things we do throughout the course of our day give businesses access to information about our habits, tastes, and activities. Some might use...

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Treasury Department report outlines Biden tax proposal

Treasury Department report outlines Biden tax proposal

From the U.S. Department of the Treasury – President Biden in April proposed the American Jobs Plan, a comprehensive proposal aimed at increasing investment in infrastructure, the production of clean energy, the care economy, and other priorities. Combined, this plan...

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