Watch out for Offer in Compromise ‘mills’ to settle IRS debts

March 30, 2023 WASHINGTON – As part of the annual Dirty Dozen tax scams series, the Internal Revenue Service today renewed a warning about so-called Offer in Compromise “mills” that often mislead taxpayers into believing they can settle a tax debt for pennies on the dollar. The IRS continues to see instances of heavily advertised […]

IRS online tool simplifies estimating 2023 tax withholding

February 16, 2023 A few minutes spent reviewing income tax withholding early in the year helps set a taxpayer up for success all year long. The Tax Withholding Estimator on makes it easy to figure out how much to withhold. This online tool helps employees withhold the correct amount of tax from their wages. […]

IRS issues guidance on state tax payments to help taxpayers

  February 10, 2023 WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service provided details today clarifying the federal tax status involving special payments made by 21 states in 2022. The IRS has determined that in the interest of sound tax administration and other factors, taxpayers in many states will not need to report these payments on their […]

Tax tips for gig economy entrepreneurs and workers

January 12, 2023 In recent years, the gig economy has changed how people do business and provide services. Taxpayers must report their gig economy earnings on a tax return – whether they earned that money through a part-time, temporary or side gig. The IRS’ Gig Economy Tax Center provides information and resources to help this […]

SC Tax Consequences of Federal Student Loan Debt Forgiveness

September 1, 2022 South Carolina Tax Treatment. South Carolina adopts Internal Revenue Code Section 108. During the 2022 Legislative Session, South Carolina conformed to the Internal Revenue Code as of December 31, 2021,2 including conformity to the amendment to Internal Revenue Code Section 108(f)(5), as amended by Section 9675 of the federal American Rescue Plan […]

South Carolina Individual Income Tax rebates are on the way

August 10, 2022 The South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) will issue close to one billion dollars in state tax rebates before the end of the year but only to those who have filed their 2021 SC Individual Income Tax returns by October 17, 2022, the filing extension deadline. State lawmakers approved the rebates in […]

Tips to help taxpayers choose a reputable tax return preparer

December 14, 2021 As taxpayers get ready to file their 2022 tax return, they may be considering hiring a tax return preparer. The IRS reminds taxpayers to choose a tax return preparer wisely. This is important because taxpayers are responsible for all the information on their return, no matter who prepares it for them. There […]

Understanding taxpayer rights: The right to retain representation

November 27, 2021 Taxpayers have the right to retain an authorized representative of their choice to represent them in their dealings with the IRS. Taxpayers have the right to seek assistance from a Low Income Taxpayer Clinic if they cannot afford representation. This is one of the fundamental rights of all taxpayers as outlined in […]

IRS guidance on temporary 100% food & beverage deduction

November 16, 2021 WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today issued Notice 2021-63 to make clear how the temporary 100% business deduction for food or beverages from restaurants applies to taxpayers properly applying the rules of Revenue Procedure 2019-48 for using per diem rates. Previously, the IRS issued Notice 2021-25 providing guidance under the Taxpayer […]

Teachers can deduct classroom expenses including COVID-19 items

November 16, 2021 Fall is here and another school year is in full swing. Many teachers are already dipping into their own pockets to buy classroom supplies that will help set their students up for success. Doing this all year long can add up fast. Fortunately, eligible educators may be able to offset qualified expenses […]