2015 Mid Year Newsletter

IRS Issues Guidelines for State-Sponsored “ABLE” Accounts for People with Disabilities

From IRS News: Issue IR-2015-91 The Internal Revenue Service released proposed regulations implementing a new federal law authorizing states to offer specially-designed tax-favored ABLE accounts to people with disabilities who became disabled before age 26. The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) account provision was signed into law in December 2014. Recognizing the special financial burdens faced… Continue reading IRS Issues Guidelines for State-Sponsored “ABLE” Accounts for People with Disabilities

2015 Mid Year Newsletter

Summer Job Alert: Working Child’s Taxes

One thing we continually notice is that most kids who work are incorrectly having federal and state income taxes withheld from their wages. Please note that a working child will generally owe no federal income taxes unless wages earned exceed $6,300 (in 2015) and/or investment income exceeds $350. Most of the kids are getting back… Continue reading Summer Job Alert: Working Child’s Taxes

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MA Earned Sick Time Law Starts July 1st

Massachusetts is implementing a new Earned Sick Time Policy that all MA-based employers must comply with effective July 1, 2015. In short, employers are mandated to provide 1 hour of Sick Time for every 30 hours worked; with a cap of 40 hours of Sick Time per year. This includes full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal employees.  The Sick… Continue reading MA Earned Sick Time Law Starts July 1st

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Summer Job Alert: Working Child’s Taxes

One thing we continually notice is that most kids who work are incorrectly having federal and state income taxes withheld from their wages. Please note that a working child will generally owe no federal income taxes unless wages earned exceed $6,300 (in 2015) and/or investment income exceeds $350. Most of the kids are getting back… Continue reading Summer Job Alert: Working Child’s Taxes