Business Owners:  Help Wanted?  You May Be Eligible for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit
09 / 08 / 22

Did you know that the IRS offers a Work Opportunity Tax Credit to employers who hire workers that are certified members of a targeted group facing barriers to employment?

"What Can a Tax Attorney Do for Me?"  5 Answers to This Frequently Asked Question
09 / 06 / 22

This is a common question we get here at Bryson Law Firm – what can a Tax Attorney do for me?  We also get asked:  What can you do that I can’t?  Do I need to hire an attorney? What will you do for me?  Are you dealing with an IRS tax problem and have the same questions?  Here’s our answer.

Will Biden
09 / 05 / 22

With President Biden’s recent announcement that the US Government would forgive up to $10,000 in federal student loan debt - up to $20,000 for Pell Grant borrowers, the question that immediately came to our minds here at Bryson Law Firm, LLC was whether any of the debt forgiveness would be taxable.

Spam and Scam IRS Mail
09 / 01 / 22

We know (and have previously blogged about the fact) that the IRS will not call, text, or email a Taxpayer to notify them of a tax problem – Taxpayers will generally always receive a letter first.  However, what happens when even purported IRS letters cannot be trusted?  At Bryson Law Firm, LLC, we are finding that more and more of our clients are receiving spam and scam mail that to the untrained eye, looks like official and authentic IRS mail.  As a result, we wanted to blog today about how Taxpayers can be on alert for this type of correspondence.

IRS Penalty Relief in Response to COVID-19
08 / 24 / 22

The IRS has recently announced through Notice 2022-36 that they will provide penalty relief to most people and businesses who filed or will file 2019 and 2020 tax returns late.  

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 and a Revitalized IRS - Are 87,000 New IRS Agents Coming Soon?
08 / 23 / 22

By now, you’ve heard that through the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, the IRS has been allocated $80 billion over the next 10 years to staff up and improve on systems in an effort to increase tax compliance and collect an estimated $203 billion in revenue.  This has led many to contact Bryson Law Firm, LLC to address their tax problems for fear of IRS collections and audits.  Here is what you need to know and what you should do in preparation:

Is "Crowdfunding" Taxable?
08 / 08 / 22

Did you know that “crowdfunding” may be taxable?  “Crowdfunding” is when a project or venture is funded by many small amounts of money raised from a large number of people.  This typically takes place online.  Often times, “crowdfunding” websites are used.  These include sites such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Crowdfunder, Donorbox, Paypal, Facebook Fundraising, and GoFundMe. 

Attention Teachers:  Back-to-School Tax Breaks
08 / 03 / 22

Teachers:  did you know that the IRS offers tax deductions to educators who spend their own funds on classroom supplies?  The IRS Educator Expense Deduction allows teachers and administrators to deduct costs of technology, supplies, and training from their taxes. 

The Employee Retention Credit
07 / 28 / 22

The Employee Retention Credit (“ERC”) enables employers to claim a percentage of wages paid to an eligible employee after March 12, 2020, and before October 1, 2021, as a refundable tax credit.  This credit was originally created under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) and has been extended over the last 2 years through various other pieces of legislation such as the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Relief Act of 2020, American Rescue Plan, and the Infrastructure and Jobs Act.

Is Your Income-Producing Activity a Business or a Hobby?
07 / 14 / 22

Hobbies are great – in addition to benefiting our mental health by reducing stress, enabling social connection, and increasing happiness, hobbies can also generate some extra income. Here at Bryson Law Firm, LLC, we’ve seen many Taxpayers earn money from a hobby – landscaping, woodworking, embroidery, sewing, crafting – and it’s important to know that if your hobby produces income, it must be reported to the IRS on your tax return. Here are a few tips to make sure you stay compliant with your tax obligations so that you can continue to enjoy your hobby without the stress of a tax problem.