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Message from the Managing Principal

Normally, this time of year is about helping our clients navigate the tax code and plan for the future.  Now we are all navigating a different challenge.  At CS&L CPAs, the health and safety of our employees, our families, our clients and our community is our top priority.  We have initiated some steps to help ensure we continue to be there for our employees, our clients and the community while doing our part to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Effective Monday, March 23rd, we will close our physical offices and we have moved the majority of our employees to work remotely.  We are still at full capacity with effective security in place.  We will continue to work to keep in contact by phone, by email and by video conferencing. 

We will provide updates on our “In the News” tab of this web site and through email communications as the situation changes.

Thank you to all of our employees, families and clients as we work through the our new environment together.

Regards,

Robert Stanell, Managing Principal

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We have been recognized for our strong company culture and commitment to providing a great work environment for our employees. In recent years we were named “Small Business of the Year” by both the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce and the Manatee Chamber of Commerce, a “Best Place to work in Tampa Bay” by the Tampa Bay Business Journal and a “Best Company to Work for in Florida” by Florida Trend Magazine. In 2017, we were included among the Accounting MOVE Project's "Best Firms for Leadership Equity".

In addition, the firm and our staff have been featured in various publications for their expertise and commitment to the community. We pride ourselves on hiring exceptional candidates and providing an environment where our staff members can grow professionally and personally.

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Latest CS&L News

CARES Act Update: 2020 Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) Rules for Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs)

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The IRS recently announced in Notice 2020-51 that taxpayers who already took a required minimum distribution (RMD) in 2020 from certain retirement accounts now have the opportunity to roll those funds back into a retirement account by August 31, 2020. The IRS has provided guidance on rollover opportunities, answers to frequently asked questions, and sample plan amendments for plan administers following the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act RMD waiver for 2020.

 

RMD rules. The CARES Act waives all RMDs for 2020, regardless of whether the taxpayer has been impacted by the pandemic. The waiver under the CARES ACT applies for calendar year 2020 to defined contribution plans, certain annuity plans, and traditional or Roth IRAs (the waiver does not apply to defined-benefit plans). The waiver allows seniors to hold on to their plan assets when they might otherwise have to sell at market lows. There may be an additional benefit of the waiver for taxpayers who turned 70 ½ in 2019 and did not take their first required distribution in 2019. For those individuals who chose to wait until April 1, 2020 and had not yet taken the distribution at the time legislation was passed, they can waive both the 2019 and 2020 RMDs.

 

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CARES Act Update: 2020 Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) Rules for Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs)

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Coronavirus Response: Extension of Time to File and Pay

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Senate Passes the CARES Act (Phase 3 of the Coronavirus Pandemic Relief Efforts)

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On March 25, the Senate passed a $2 trillion emergency aid proposal to stimulate the US Economy in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic.  The House is scheduled to vote on the bill Friday, and then it will go to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it. This legislation, H. R.

IRS Releases Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Pertaining to Notice 2020-18 Clarifying Rules for Excess Deferrals and IRA/HSA Contributions

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On March 24, 2020, the IRS released frequently asked questions (FAQ) pertaining to Notice 2020-18, which extends Tax Day to July 15, 2020. One of the items we mentioned in our March 22, 2020 Email correspondence was clarified and not the result we anticipated. 

Tax Day now July 15, 2020

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The Treasury Department and IRS announced that the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020 in Notice 2020-18. Taxpayers can also defer federal income tax payments due on April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020, without penalties and interest, regardless of the amount owed. This deferment applies to all taxpayers, including individuals, trusts and estates, corporations and other non-corporate tax filers as well as those who pay self-employment tax. Taxpayers do not need to file any additional forms or call the IRS to qualify for this automatic federal tax filing and payment relief. Information can be found at the IRS website www.irs.gov/coronavirus. We are committed to providing you with the best service possible in preparing your tax returns/extensions, and will continue to work hard to get tax returns completed and filed as quickly as possible for you. Please continue to send us your tax material. We appreciate your efforts to assist us in doing so timely, understanding that each of you will be impacted differently and have different priorities.