Federal Tax Topics

SBA Stops Accepting Paycheck Protection Program Applications 

5/10/2021
SBA has informed lenders that the PPP general fund is out of money. The application deadline had been extended for an additional two months, through May 31, to allow borrowers time to apply for the loans.

IRS to Terminate Inactive EAs Who Haven't Renewed 

5/10/2021
IRS has begun sending letters to EAs with SSNs ending in 7, 8, 9, or no SSN, who have not renewed for the 2018 and 2021 cycles.

FTB 2020 Tax Return Changes 

5/10/2021
Two important updates affecting the 2020 filing season have been posted to FTB’s website regarding Advance Child Tax Credit Payments, and In-Home Support Services and CalEITC.

Form 1040 Processing Timeframes 

5/10/2021
IRS is now opening mail within normal timeframes, and has also made significant progress in processing prior year returns. Unprocessed returns include those requiring correction or validation.

IRS Extends Deadline to Respond to Continuing Education Audit Letters 

5/4/2021
In consideration of the extended tax filing season, EAs receiving CE audit Letter 5781 now have 60 days from the date of the letter to respond.