Monthly Archives: January 2020


Overview of provisions of the SECURE Act affecting individuals

Key provisions affecting individuals: Repeal of the maximum age for traditional IRA contributions. Before 2020, traditional IRA contributions were not allowed once the individual attained age 70½. Starting in 2020, the new rules allow an individual of any age to make contributions to a traditional IRA, as long as the individual has compensation, which generally [...]

By |2020-01-29T17:50:19+00:00January 29th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Congress Allowing Higher Medical Deductions for 2019 and 2020

Article Highlight: Appropriations Act of 2020 Medical AGI LimitationsSometimes Overlooked DeductionsDeductible Health InsuranceAbove-the-Line Health Insurance Deduction for Self-Employed On December 20, 2019, President Trump signed into law the Appropriations Act of 2020, which included a number of tax law changes, including extending certain tax provisions that expired after 2017 or were about to expire, a [...]

By |2020-01-22T18:30:22+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The ABC test – Qualifying as an Independent Contractor

In 2019, the Governor signed AB 5. Under AB 5, most workers are presumed to be employees for purposes of the Labor Code, the Unemployment Insurance Code, and for most wage orders of the Industrial Welfare Commission unless a hiring entity satisfies a three-factor test, referred to as the ABC test. This means that many [...]

By |2020-01-14T16:56:55+00:00January 14th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The 1099-MISC Filing Date Is Just Around the Corner – Are You Ready?

Article Highlights: Independent ContractorsNon-employee Compensation1099 Filing RequirementDue DatesPenaltiesForm W-9 and 1099 Worksheet If your business engages the services of an individual (independent contractor), other than one who meets the definition of an employee, and you pay him or her $600 or more for the calendar year, then you are required to issue that person a [...]

By |2020-01-07T17:03:05+00:00January 7th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Good high level overview of a few more 2020 compliance changes!

AB 5 – New Employee Classification Test: The law codifies and modifies the California Supreme Court’s “ABC test” from its decision in the Dynamex case. The law severely limits the ability of California companies to classify workers as independent contractors rather than employees. Stated in an abbreviated manner, to satisfy the ABC test and classify [...]

By |2020-01-06T17:44:38+00:00January 6th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments