Insights: Tax Services

Answers to your questions about 2023 limits on individual taxes

March 13, 2023

Many people are more concerned about their 2022 tax bills right now than they are about their 2023 tax situations. That’s understandable because your 2022 individual tax return is due to be filed in 10 weeks (unless you file an extension).

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Everyone should check their withholding

March 9, 2023

By: Saundra Uy Did you or your employees get your W-2 or file your income tax return, only to notice that your federal or state income taxes withheld from your paychecks were too low, or even zero?  Especially in the day and age of direct deposit, many employees do not take a close look at…

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West Virginia Governor Justice Signs Tax Package into Law

March 8, 2023

On March 7, 2023, Governor Justice signed a historic tax bill into law for West Virginia.  1987 was the last time any significant change was made to the WV personal income tax rules.  Suttle & Stalnaker recaps the changes for you below, along with the dates they become effective. (Effective retroactively for tax years beginning…

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Child Tax Credit: The Rules Keep Changing but it’s Still Valuable

February 15, 2023

If you’re a parent, you may be confused about the rules for claiming the Child Tax Credit (CTC). The rules and credit amounts have changed significantly over the last six years. This tax break became more generous in 2018 than it was under prior law — and it became even better in 2021 for eligible…

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Tax-Wise Ways to Save for College

February 2, 2023

If you’re a parent or grandparent with college-bound children, you may want to save to fund future education costs. Here are several approaches to take maximum advantage of the tax-favored ways to save that may be available to you. Savings bonds Series EE U.S. savings bonds offer two tax-saving opportunities when used to finance college…

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Employers Should Be Wary Of ERC Claims That Are Too Good To Be True

January 30, 2023

The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) was a valuable tax credit that helped employers that kept workers on staff during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the credit is no longer available, eligible employers that haven’t yet claimed it might still be able to do so by filing amended payroll returns for tax years 2020…

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Secure Act 2.0 Updates Retirement Plans Starting in 2023

January 23, 2023

The new Secure Act 2.0 legislation expands upon the Secure Act of 2019 with updates to retirement savings plans across the country. Here’s what you need to know.   Automatic Enrollment Requirements Plan sponsors of 401(k) and 403(b) plans will be required to automatically enroll eligible employees with a starting contribution of 3% of their…

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It’s W-2 time…not so fast!

December 30, 2022

By: Saundra Uy, CPA, CVA, CGMA W-2s serve the important function of giving an employee a record of their taxable earnings, as well as the federal and state taxes that were withheld by their employer on their behalf. W-2 forms are familiar to most people and are a well-known part of payroll and an individual’s…

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You may be liable for “nanny tax” for all types of domestic workers

December 6, 2022

You’ve probably heard of the “nanny tax.” But even if you don’t employ a nanny, it may apply to you. Hiring a house cleaner, gardener or other household employee (who isn’t an independent contractor) may make you liable for federal income and other taxes. You may also have state tax obligations. If you employ a…

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Employers: In 2023, the Social Security wage base is going up

November 18, 2022

The Social Security Administration recently announced that the wage base for computing Social Security tax will increase to $160,200 for 2023 (up from $147,000 for 2022). Wages and self-employment income above this threshold aren’t subject to Social Security tax. Basics about Social Security The Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) imposes two taxes on employers, employees…

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