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What Employers in Massachusetts Need to Know about the Employee Retention Credit in 2022

Articles/News, Offshore Account Update

Posted on July 22, 2022

With businesses struggling to stay open—and with employees struggling to keep their jobs—during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress established several short-term relief programs in 2020. One of these programs was the employee retention credit. Eligible businesses could claim this refundable credit in order to offset their payroll costs, helping them continue to provide jobs despite their declining revenues.Read More

IRS Targets Abusive Trust Arrangements in Estate Planning

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Posted on March 31, 2022

Tax planning is a key aspect of estate planning, especially for high-net-worth individuals and couples. When using trusts to mitigate estates’ and beneficiaries’ tax liability, however, estate planners need to be careful. Tax mitigation strategies can go too far, and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has recently targeted estate planners, their clients and others for Internal Revenue Code violations related to “abusive trust tax evasion schemes.” Boston tax lawyer Kevin E. Thorn, Managing Partner of Thorn Law Group, explains.

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U.S. Treasury Department Provides Clarity on Crypto Miners’ and Stakers’ Tax Reporting Obligations

Articles/News, Offshore Account Update

Posted on February 14, 2022

As Boston tax lawyer Kevin E. Thorn, Managing Partner of Thorn Law Group, discussed last year, the 2021 Infrastructure Investment in Jobs Act (IIJA) contains some important – and potentially troubling – provisions for cryptocurrency investors and others in the crypto space. In particular, the IIJA contains multiple new reporting requirements, including a requirement for “brokers” to report their customers’ transactions to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). However, the legislation leaves “brokers” undefined, and the statute’s operative language is broad enough that this term could potentially encompass miners and stakers, among others.

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IRS: Interest Rates to Remain Unchanged for Q1 2022

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Posted on December 17, 2021

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced that the interest rates for delinquent tax payments will remain unchanged for the first quarter of 2022. This is now the sixth consecutive quarter in a row—dating back to the start of the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic—that the IRS’s interest rates have stayed constant. In this article, Boston tax lawyer Kevin E. Thorn, Managing Partner of Thorn Law Group, explains what individual and corporate taxpayers need to know if they fall behind on their federal income tax liability.Read More

The October 15 FBAR Filing Deadline Has Passed. What Now?

Articles/News, Offshore Account Update

Posted on October 15, 2021

On October 1, 2021, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a reminder that the automatic extension for annual FBAR filings expires on October 15. As the IRS notes, “[t]hose who don't file an FBAR when required may be subject to significant civil and criminal penalties that can result in a fine and/or prison.” So, if you missed the deadline to file your FBAR for 2020, what should you do now? Boston international tax attorney Kevin E. Thorn, Managing Partner of Thorn Law Group, explains:Read More

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