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IRS Tax Filing Season Starts February 12
Washington News
In IR–2021–16, the Internal Revenue Service announced that the tax season will be starting later than usual. The IRS will begin processing 2020 tax year returns on February 12, 2021. The delay this year is due to the passage of tax law changes in the omnibus spending bill enacted on December 27, 2020. This bill created a second round of Economic Impact Payments and changed other tax provisions. In order to ensure that tax return software is correct and able to provide the Recovery Rebate Credits to individuals who did not receive the full amount of their stimulus check, the IRS had to defer the start date. Taxpayers who file electronically with direct deposit may receive the first refunds. This includes taxpayers who use the IRS Free File software. IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig stated, "Planning for the nation's filing season process is a massive undertaking, and IRS...
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Charitable Tax Reference
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GiftLaw Pro is a complete charitable giving and tax information service inside the GiftLaw website...
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Deduction Calculator
Deduction Calculator
The GiftLaw Calculator is a planned gifts calculator for professionals that follows the IRS format. Click here to access and run charitable deduction calculations for your favorite gift plan...
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Case of the Week
Rhea Jones, 75, lives in a beautiful coastal town in northern California. Rhea's home occupies three magnificent acres of bluff property overlooking the crashing waves of the Pacific. With a home...
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Private Letter Ruling
Organization filed a Form 1023-EZ for exemption under Sec. 501(c)(3). Organization's Articles of Incorporation state it is organized in part to share family history, stories, information and...
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Article of the Month
For many donors, the most significant part of their net worth is real estate. Thus, donors regularly make real estate charitable gifts. As a general rule, many charities prefer gifts of cash, stocks...
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