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President Biden Announces Student Loan Relief

Recently, President Biden announced a 3 part plan addressing student loan debt: For those taxpayers earning less than $125,000 a year ($250,000 for married couples): $20,000 in student loan debt forgiveness in the taxpayer went to college on a Pell Grant $10,000 without a Pell Grant. Extension of the pause on student loan repayments (for …

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Watch out for Elder Fraud!

Elder fraud and abuse schemes are increasing. We thought this article on the topic was interesting and relevant since elder fraud is so rampant. We encourage you to read the article to help you or a loved one avoid scams. There is good information and helpful tips on this topic in the article. The article …

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ERC Documentation

The Internal Revenue Service has posted documentation standards for the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) in its Notice 2021-20, question 70.  This is the summarized information the IRS will be looking for if selected for an audit. Documentation proving employer eligibility including paid qualified wages.  Forms of documentation include: Government orders suspending business operations Records the …

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IRS Continues to Work on Inventory of Tax Returns

Following intensive work during the past several months, the IRS announced that processing on a key group of individual tax returns filed during 2021 will be completed soon. Read more about the status of IRS processing here.

IRS Tax Return Processing Status Update

The IRS has had significant backlog for quite a while. Recently, the IRS released information on the status of tax return processing (including as of May 6, 2022, it still had 9.8 million unprocessed individual income tax returns).  Read more in this article here. The IRS also provided additional information here.

How to Set up Multifactor Authentication (MFA) for your BRSW Portal

To enhance security, our portal vendor, Thomson Reuters, now requires Multifactor Authentication (MFA) for all of our clients to log in to their portal. To do this, you will need to install the Thomson Reuters Authenticator mobile app on your phone from the Google Play Store (Android) or App Store (iPhone). Below are instructions and …

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