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  1. That was my only logically solution too so thanks for the reassurance. I just always wonder, before computers were doing all these calculations for us, how in the world did accountants figure this stuff out?
  2. Anyone have experience with the 8582-CR form? I have a new client. She gets a credit each year from a partnership for Employer SS/MED taxes on the K-1, and she many years of disallowed credits that she's carried forward. I think the previous accountant was using Drake, so I'm hoping some of the Drake users here might know. When I'm calculating the 8582-CR, line 6 amount on page 1, ATX does NOT auto-calculate this for you, it wants me to calculate it. I've manually calculated it, but when I go back and use my methodology to check myself on the previous returns filed, I don't get the number that's on that return so I'm second guessing my methods. Does Drake calculate this number for you? And if is, do they show you somewhere HOW they calculated the number? My method of calculating follows the IRS instructions for 8582-CR. Tax on Taxable Income with Net Passive Income MINUS Tax on Taxable Income without Net Passive Income. Seems simple enough but perhaps there's a step I'm missing? I'm using tax tables to calculate the tax for both.
  3. So I got tired of trying to remember all the steps to take doing this and finally took the time to document it all. I hope this helps save someone else a lot of time and aggravation going forward. If there's spelling, grammar issues, I apologize. When I created this, I didn't intend to publish. Reconciliting Self-employed health insurance and premium tax credit.pdf
  4. Thanks for the heads up on the link. MODERATORS, help! I can't edit the post anymore. I'm not a customer of theirs, but somehow got on the email list anyway. Hmm, I'm so tired, maybe I was researching in my sleep.
  5. This was a solid read regarding the various options for small business assistance from the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. It answered a lot of questions I keep seeing people ask. Hope this helps others. The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act In addition, I subscribed to Live Oak Bank emails and they have been great about getting specific and changing information out really quickly. Here's an example of what they sent out yesterday. Live Oak Bank Wed, April 1 Email (link was removed, contents posted by JKL in a post below) All the best ya'll. Last year's tax season was brutal with all the tax reform changes, and I thought this year would be much, much easier. HA! Enter, the Coronavirus & CARES Act. BAM! I'm a hot mess again. Be well!
  6. Here's a good place to start with a ton of info. (There are so much on the internet now, it can be quite overwhelming. https://www.sbc.senate.gov/public/_cache/files/2/9/29fc1ae7-879a-4de0-97d5-ab0a0cb558c8/1BC9E5AB74965E686FC6EBC019EC358F.the-small-business-owner-s-guide-to-the-cares-act-final-.pdf The Covid-19 forum has a lot of great info already!
  7. Just curious if anyone is ignoring NY State's nonacceptance about e-signatures given the current state of affairs.
  8. CamScanner is an app I recommend to all my clients. it has different filters that makes the documents really easy to see, a fantastic cropping feature and will put multiple pages into a PDF.
  9. I've had a number of clients call me about this and I remind them, this is FEDERAL. Until their STATE issues parallel timelines, they can't take the July 15th date as their own deadline. And then I reiterate, let's just it it FILED and if you want to delay paying till July 15th, so be it!
  10. I think this thread might be useful.
  11. Just wanted to confirm. My client works in NYC, lives in NJ. Her W-2s only come with the NY state information. No NJ portion allocated on the W-2s. She has Roth 401k, 401k, Health Insurance and HSA as deductions in box 12. When I complete the New Jersey return, I have to manually adjust NJ wages to add back the HSA deduction correct? I'm kind of surprised ATX doesn't automatically do this since the codes are there so it should be easy enough to link, but apparently, they don't.
  12. What your starting fee for an 1120S? Do you based it off number of shareholders? What about starting fee for Federal, State and City Corporate returns? (For many, I'm sure city is nonexistent, but I'm in the NYC area so I'm askiing.) I think I'm GROSSLY undercharging....
  13. I agree, it's gotta be an input item, but I've poured though the details, and just can't find it! Well, thanks for so much in depth analysis. I really, really appreciate it. This whole thing made me do an impromptu refresher course on DDB, HY/MQ Conventions, and the sorts.
  14. I see where you were going now! Well thank you for clarifying. Well, I'd now agree with Drake on it's methodology. ATX though
  15. Logically it doesn't make sense to reduce the QBI income if it was already reduced at the entity level. Example: S-Corp K-1 box 1: $30k, and SEHI is obviously already included in this as it's a deduction on the 1120S return. Payroll $50k (with $10k being SEHI) 1040 would show $50k payroll + $30k Sch E,pg2, Less $10k SEHI. (Payroll shows $10k more income from SEHI, then SEHI deduction nets it to zero because the deduction was already taken on the 1120S return,) If you then take the $30k Sub-S profit and reduce it AGAIN with the SEHI, you're reducing the profits of the Sub-S twice. Now let's take that same example above except pretend the the profit of the company is ZERO. S-Corp K-1 box 1: $0k, and SEHI is obviously already included in this as it's a deduction on the 1120S return. Payroll $50k (with $10k being SEHI) 1040 would show $50k payroll + $0k Sch E,pg2, Less $10k SEHI. (Payroll shows $10k more income from SEHI, then SEHI deduction nets it to zero because the deduction was already taken on the 1120S return,). Does this mean the QBI is Negative $10k? So if you have other business that are profitable you lose $10k of them for QBI purposes? That just doesn't even make sense. It totally makes sense for the Sch C filers to reduce QBI for self-employee health insurance since it's not included on the Schedule C, but not the S-corp.
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