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q3 2022 tax deadline calendar
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Here are some of the key tax-related deadlines affecting businesses and other employers during the third quarter of 2022. Keep in mind…

Q2 2022 Tax Calendar
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Here are some of the key tax-related deadlines that apply to businesses and other employers during the second quarter of 2022. Keep…

Dear Valued Clients: In consideration of the most recent COVID-19 pandemic updates and information, Laciak>cpa offices will continue offering…

Gig worker tax obligation

The number of people engaged in the “gig” or sharing economy has grown in recent years. In an August 2021 survey, the…

mileage rate 2022

After two years of no increases, the optional standard mileage rate used to calculate the deductible cost of operating an automobile for…

Q12022 Tax Calendar

Here are some of the key tax-related deadlines affecting businesses and other employers during the first quarter of 2022. Keep in mind…

holiday hours 2021
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To provide time for our team members to celebrate the holidays with loved ones, Laciak>cpa will be observing the following office hours.…

digital currency accountability
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The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) was signed into law on November 15, 2021. It includes new information reporting requirements that…

travel per diem rates
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Are employees at your business traveling again after months of virtual meetings? In Notice 2021-52, the IRS announced the fiscal 2022 “per…

small business week
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The week of September 13-17 has been declared National Small Business Week by the Small Business Administration. To commemorate the week, here…

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The IRS just released its audit statistics for the 2020 fiscal year and fewer taxpayers had their returns examined as compared with…

child tax credit
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Eligible parents will soon begin receiving payments from the federal government. The IRS announced that the 2021 advance child tax credit (CTC)…

employee education assistance
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Many businesses provide education fringe benefits so their employees can improve their skills and gain additional knowledge. An employee can receive, on…

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Beginning Jan. 1, 2021, through Dec. 31, 2022, businesses can claim 100% of their food or beverage expenses paid to restaurants as…

Updated IRS Tax Filing Deadline 2021
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On March 17, the Internal Revenue Service announced that the federal tax-filing deadline is postponed from April 15 to May 17, 2021.

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The American Rescue Plan Act, signed into law on March 11, provides a variety of tax and financial relief to help mitigate…

business highlights in new american rescue plan bill
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President Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) on March 11. While the new law is best known for…

Estimated Payments 2021
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Even though the deadline for filing your 2020 federal individual tax return has changed to May 17, the deadline for the first…

work opportunity tax credit
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Are you a business owner thinking about hiring? Be aware that a recent law extended a credit for hiring individuals from one…

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Many people are more concerned about their 2020 tax bills right now than they are about their 2021 tax situations. That’s understandable…

business cost per mile
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This year, the optional standard mileage rate used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business decreased by one-and-one-half…

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The Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) reopened the week of January 11. If you’re fortunate to get…

new COVID19 relief bill
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The new COVID-19 relief law that was signed on December 27, 2020, contains a multitude of provisions that may affect you. Here…

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The COVID-19 relief bill, signed into law on December 27, 2020, provides a further response from the federal government to the pandemic. It…

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In one recent cybercrime scheme, a mortgage company employee accessed his employer’s records without authorization, then used stolen customer lists to start…

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Laciak>cpa locations will be closed on Thursday, December 24, Friday, December 25, and Friday, January 1, in observance of the holidays. Have…

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Beginning Monday, November 30, both our our Valparaiso and Schererville office locations will be open with regular hours of operation. Face masks…

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During the week of November 23, 2020, our Valparaiso office will be open Monday, November 23 through Wednesday, November 25, 2020 for…