2022 Enhanced Business Meal DeductionJune 16, 2022

Here is a reminder for the 2022 enhanced business meal deduction. For 2021 and 2022 only, businesses can generally deduct 100% of the cost of business-related food and beverages purchased from a restaurant. The deduction limit is usually 50% of the cost of the meal. Qualifying for the enhanced deduction. To qualify for the enhanced business …

IRS Boosts Standard Mileage Rates for Rest of 2022June 10, 2022

IRS increases mileage rate for remainder of 2022

The IRS has announced that the standard mileage rates are increasing. Beginning July 1, 2022, the rates are 62.5 cents per mile for business use of an automobile and 22 cents per mile for costs of using an automobile as a medical or moving expense. The standard mileage rates are an optional method, in lieu …

New Deductions for College Related ExpensesJanuary 26, 2022

The New Jersey Division of Taxation has advised that there will be three new deductions available for college related expenses in the 2022 tax year for taxpayers with gross income of $200,000 or less. Taxpayers will be able to deduct up to: (1) $10,000 of contributions made during the year to a New Jersey 529 …

NJ State Press Release: Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Protect New Jersey Workers, Employers From Unlawful MisclassificationJuly 28, 2021

TRENTON – Building on his commitment to making sure that workers and employers in New Jersey are treated fairly, Governor Phil Murphy today signed a four-bill legislative package furthering state efforts to stop employee misclassification.  Misclassification is the practice of illegally and improperly classifying employees as independent contractors. This practice deprives workers of the right to earn minimum wage and overtime, workers’ compensation, unemployment, earned …

Latest NJ Legislation NewsJuly 9, 2021

Latest NJ Legislation News

Below please find the most recent New Jersey legislation items outlined below.   The first outlines the appropriation for the NJ Homestead Benefit program, the second discusses a new deduction for higher education expenses effective January 1, 2022, and the third discusses an updated deduction effective January 1, 2021, for an increased pension/retirement income deduction. NJ …

IRS Delays Start of Filing Season to February 12, 2021January 15, 2021

The IRS announced on Friday January 15, 2021 that the tax filing season would commence on February 12, 2021. On that date, IRS will start accepting and processing individual tax returns. The IRS needs more time to prepare because of the recent tax legislation that took effect in late December. The tax filing deadline at …

Additional 2020 Economic Impact PaymentsJanuary 4, 2021

Additional 2020 Economic Impact Payments

You’ve probably heard that IRS will be making millions of ”economic impact payments” (also called ”recovery rebates”) in the near future to help people stay afloat during this time of economic uncertainty related to the COVID-19 crisis. These payments are in addition to the $1,200 payments ($2,400 for married couples) issued earlier in 2020. Here’s …

Deductibility of Business Meals Provided by Restaurants in 2021 and 2022January 4, 2021

Deductibility of business meals

You’ve probably heard that the recent stimulus legislation included a provision that removes the 50% limit on deducting business meals provided by restaurants in 2021 and 2022 and makes those meals fully deductible. Here are the details. In general, the ordinary and necessary food and beverage expenses of operating your business are deductible. However, the …

Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021
AKA COVID-19 Relief PackageDecember 23, 2020

Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021

Congress passed the 5000+ page Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 on Monday, December 21, 2020. Here are some highlights of that bill. Please note this has not yet been signed by President Trump and could be subject to change. Additional 2020 Recovery Rebates – Additional 2020 stimulus payments of $600 per taxpayer and qualifying children. The …