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Everything posted by GLJEANNE

  1. Still possible that Congress will decide PPPs under a certain amount will be automatically forgiven, or have an even more simplified process. Plus as it stands now, if they also got an EIDG (the grant), that much of their PPP won't be forgiven, even if they used it 100% for payroll. Really hoping that COngress will change that, but not sure if it's on the table or not.
  2. I efiled one on the 14th, didn't get back to it because I was done, and just waiting for that one client to get me their signature form, and it got rejected! So oops, they filed a couple days late. But it was refunds, no payments.
  3. I'm so sorry, Darlene. May her memory be for a blessing, and may G-d comfort the mourners.
  4. Oh they may really hate the sister, and worth it to get rid of her.
  5. Students are pretty much always just a temp absence. I would say DC doesn't even come into play and he didn't earn any income there, he's a full time NY resident for 2019.
  6. Would love to hear from anyone who's been using this; I'm probably going to get it for next season. I'm especially curious about ease of use for clients, because I think it's going to be a hard sell for a lot of mine. Also, can you upload the organizers for the clients to just download? What things do you love/hate about it?
  7. I'm sorry Darlene, I'll hold you and your family in my prayers.
  8. Some businesses will have to - if they brought back people while they were closed or semi-closed, based on the 8 week period, then they've used up most of the funds. And depending on the area, they may not be fully opened for quite a while yet.
  9. I'd hold it, because while that's the rule for taxpayers, it can't hold true for the deceased. I heard last night about another couple of folks who has the same thing happen. I suspect it's not the weirdest thing we'll see before this is over!
  10. Judy, they fixed it for those who apply refunds to estimateds! Call it a refund but enter 0, and it works!!
  11. No date extensions on 941s or 990s.
  12. I thought the site was down today? It was supposed to be offline for a couple days to do major updates, with many more returns uploaded and who know>s? maybe even a fix for us SE folks (not holding my breath).
  13. Oy, there go most of my SE people, and me. Sigh.
  14. Judy, have you read that for certain, or is it just based on experience so far? I know they still haven't upload all of 2018 and 2019 returns into the new system, but I hadn't heard that they were automatically going for paper checks for those SE folks.
  15. So many emails on this.... And a lot of SE folks all in the same boat - any refunds would have been applied to estimated, so not sure if they should be using zero or the original over payment amount. Haven't gotten that far myself yet, I still get the message we-don't-know message (can't remember offhand what it actually says), so my return that was e-filed on the 2nd might still be getting processed. Since there's nothing odd about my return that would slow it down, I'm telling people that if they filed in April, it will probably take awhile.
  16. Gail, based on everything they've said, it SHOULD go to your joint account. But they won't have your 2019 processed yet, so they won't be able to verify you for a few more days.
  17. Well, in their defense, they're trying to do something in the quickest manner possible. Jackie, I'll be in the same boat as your client, so if you hear anything, I'd love to know.
  18. https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payments This is the site for entering payment info. BUT, that's not intending for people who should ahve filed but didn't, it's supposed to be for folks who weren't require to file. So I'm not sure if she should/could use it.
  19. And next week the "Get my Payment" link will be available, for people to check on the status, or change bank or address info. But of course, everyone will just call us. https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payments
  20. Yes, it's a way to get employees off unemployment and let them keep their insurance benefits. But yeah, all of these programs are poorly explained. Much like tax bills, Congree passes some of this without a lot of input from experts, so the agencies are scrambling to figure it out so they can explain it to us.
  21. My understanding is that the intention is to encourage companies to bring everyone back on full payroll now, even if they aren't working. I'm curious how that's going to work for health insurance though - since in most cases these companies will have already laid off employees, are the health insurers going to be making an exception and letting them go back on plans without waiting periods? We'll see....
  22. Well good grief. I tried 85 times to get through to them today before finally getting to hold for over an hour. What they said was ignore it. So why the hell is it in there??? She said that since earlier in the process you say that you're applying because of COVID; so since "Suitable FT employment" doesn't exist now, it negates what you're certifying to. But she said that's the question on a huge percent of their calls, so why they don't have someone re-word it, who knows. Now I get to email back all the clients who got hung up on that....
  23. Nope. It's listed as a requirement for SE folks. I still may try to call them when they have an open period (they have assigned reasons for calling during various days), to see if they can tell me more. The owners I know have spent their time trying to find ways to still make even a little income (like turning to mail order, or takeout for restaurants), plus hours trying to figure out and apply for any of the programs that might help, plus dealing with vendors and trying to get payment plans, plus helping employees file for unemployment. Not to mention only now finding out this is a requirement,.
  24. Well, this may work for some contractors, but none of our actual business owners will qualify. After you spend all the time registering and go through their weird steps for figuring out your earnings and hours, AFTER all that you get the disclaimers, which are identical to those of employees - you have to be actively seeking FT employment in addition to your SE work.
  25. Yeah, that's not even a question, any client I found with that situation would be fired on the spot. And I'm sure most could - sometimes with a ton of work - come up with what's required. The problem is being asked to request benefits before we even know what's required.
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