Under the new health care law, starting in 2014, “large” employers with more than 50 full-time employees will be subject to stiff monetary penalties if they do not provide affordable and minimum essential health coverage. With less than eleven months before this “play or pay” provision is fully effective, the IRS continues to release critical details on what constitutes an “applicable large employer,” “full-time employee,” “affordable coverage,” and “minimum health coverage.”
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Beginning in 2013, the new capital gains tax rates, as amended by the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, are as follows for individuals:
The IRS has announced a new optional safe harbor method, effective for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2013, for individuals to determine the amount of their deductible home office expenses (IR-2013-5, Rev. Proc. 2013-13). Being hailed by many as a long-overdue simplification option, taxpayers may now elect to determine their home office deduction by simply multiplying a prescribed rate by the square footage of the portion of the taxpayer’s residence used for business purposes
As an individual or business, it is your responsibility to be aware of and to meet your tax filing/reporting deadlines. This calendar summarizes important tax reporting and filing data for individuals, businesses and other taxpayers for the month of February 2013.
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On January 2, 2013 President Obama signed into law the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. While the new law increases the top marginal income tax rate for individuals earning up to $400,000 (up to $450,000 for joint filers) to 39.6%, it allowed the United States to avoid going over the so called “fiscal cliff” which would have required across-the-board increases to all tax brackets and mandatory spending cuts.
All eyes are on Washington as the White House and the GOP seek to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff” before the end of the year. President Obama and House Republicans are negotiating the fate of the Bush-era tax cuts, mandatory spending cuts and more in the last weeks of 2012 and negotiations are expected to go right up to the end of the year. At the same time, the IRS has cautioned that the start of the 2013 filing season could be delayed for many taxpayers because of late tax legislation.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) announced in a recent news release that monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits will increase by 1.7 percent in 2013.
Standard business mileage rate will rise to 56.5 cents in 2013; certain depreciation-limits also projected to rise
The IRS has released the 2013 optional standard mileage rates that employees, self-employed individuals, and other taxpayers can use to compute deductible costs of operating automobiles (including vans, pickups and panel trucks) for business, medical, moving and charitable purposes.