Tax Highlighter

As leading tax experts, the team at Abdo wants to ensure you stay up to date on ever-changing tax laws, regulations, and news. Check back daily for our Tax Highlighter blog posts.

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Employee or Independent Contractor?

Employee or independent contractor? When a court must decide how workers are to be classified, it looks at various factors.

Important Reminder: How the IRS Contacts Taxpayers

During this busy tax season, the IRS is reminding individuals how it will and, more importantly, won’t contact taxpayers.

Cryptocurrency vs. NFTs From a Tax Perspective

Cryptocurrency and nonfungible tokens (NFTs) are far from interchangeable from a tax perspective. A lack of IRS guidance has left tax experts to speculate on the nuances of how various digital assets may be treated.

IRS Explains Taxability of Crowdfunding Income

Crowdfunding may be used to fund business ideas, help families pay medical bills or raise money for charity, but bear in mind that the income raised by crowdfunding may be taxable.

Do You Owe a “Nanny Tax” For Your Household Worker?

Did you employ a household worker in 2021? This could include a housekeeper, nanny, gardener, cook, health care worker, tutor or someone else. If so, you may owe what’s commonly called the “nanny tax.”

2022 Foreign Housing Cost Exclusions

The IRS issues the 2022 foreign housing cost exclusions. A U.S. citizen or U.S. resident alien living abroad can elect to exclude the foreign earned income and housing cost amount from gross income (subject to limitations).

New Bill Signed Includes Aid for Ukraine

On March 11, President Biden signed a $1.5 trillion omnibus spending bill into law. The headline is that the bill includes $13.6 billion in aid for Ukraine.

Reporting Virtual Currency Transactions

It’s a simple “yes” or “no” question, but you must answer it on your Form 1040 or Form 1040-SR: At any time during 2021, did you receive, sell, exchange or otherwise dispose of any financial interest in any virtual currency?

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Ensure Accurate Employer Tax Withholdings

This tax season, some taxpayers will be shocked to learn that they owe money to the IRS, perhaps because their employer didn’t withhold enough from their wages. But it’s your responsibility to ensure withholding is adequate – we can help.

Reporting Income in the Gig Economy

If you’ve earned income from the gig economy, the IRS is reminding you that those wages are taxable and must be reported.

IRS Warns of Unemployment Scams

With tax season well underway, the IRS warns taxpayers to remain on guard when it comes to security. Be especially mindful, says the IRS, of scams involving unemployment benefits.

How To Track the Progress of Your Refund

Are you wondering how long you’ll have to wait for a federal tax return?

Check Taxes Off of Your To-do List

You may be wondering, “where’s my refund?” To find out, pull out your smart phone and download the IRS’s mobile app, IRS2GO. The IRS says your refund status should be available within 24 hours after it receives your e-filed return, or about four weeks after it receives your mailed paper return.

The Taxability of Tip Income

Like most income, tips in the service industry are taxable. Learn how to account for this if you’re an employee working in the service industry or if you’re an employer of tipped workers.

IRS Online Account Update

If you want to register for an IRS Online Account,…