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As explained on the official government health care site, the Affordable Care Act has three goals: Make affordable health insurance available to more people. The law provides consumers with subsidies ("premium tax credits") that lower costs for households with incomes between 100% and 400% of the federal poverty...

The Internal Revenue Service has released the tax year 2023 annual inflation adjustments for dozens of tax provisions, including the tax rate schedules and other tax changes. Here are some of the key changes. Standard deduction The standard deduction for married couples filing jointly for tax...

Bonuses, frequently given at the end of the year, are a popular "thank you" for a job well done, and smart business owners know they can build loyalty, helping retain the most productive employees. However, both owners and employees often misunderstand how taxes work with...

According to Notice 2022-44 from the IRS, various regulations outline the rules for using a per diem rate to substantiate the amount of ordinary and necessary business expenses paid or incurred while traveling away from home. As explained in the Journal of Accountancy, "Generally, in lieu of actual...

The IRS has announced that the amount individuals can contribute to their 401(k) plans in 2023 has increased to $22,500, up from $20,500 for 2022. This also applies to 403(b), most 457 plans, and the federal government's Thrift Savings Plan. Also increasing is the catch-up contribution limit...

Many people work for a family member, whether it’s a child helping out at their parent’s shop or spouses running a business together. When someone is employed by a family member, the tax implications depend on the relationship and the type of business. It’s important...

Notice 2022-44 announces the special per diem rates effective October 1, 2022, which taxpayers may use to substantiate the amount of expenses for lodging, meals, and incidental expenses when traveling away from home.  This notice provides the special transportation industry rate, the rate for the...

The federal government's Employee Retention Credit proved to be a lifeline for many businesses and their employees. The eligibility rules were complex and changed over time, as noted in an extensive IRS chart. Not all owners may have been able to figure out whether they were...