Get Ready for Taxes – Steps to Take Now to Make Tax Filing Easier in 2021

The Internal Revenue Service encourages taxpayers to take necessary actions this fall to help file federal tax returns timely and accurately in 2021.

This is the second in a series of reminders to help taxpayers get ready for the upcoming tax filing season. A special page, updated and available on, outlines steps taxpayers can take now to make tax filing easier in 2021.

COVID-19 Tax Updates That You Need to Know

The ongoing pandemic has weighed in heavily on economies of countries all over the world. The global supply chain and health sectors have suffered the most significant blows. To cushion its citizens, the U.S government has made changes to several tax policies. Amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) threat, the U.S federal state and most local governments have resulted in supporting their economies through the implementation of measures like tax reliefs. Small businesses will also benefit from tax reliefs after the government passed legislation to have several aspects of tax policies changed in favor of the businesses. To the relief of many affected Americans, tax deadlines have also been extended. Below are several covid-19 tax updates that you need to know.

Gaining Tax Benefits Using Fixed Index Annuities

If you want to save your hard earned money, you’ll have to learn how to jump through legal hoops in the tax code. The latest of these is the SECURE Act signed by President Trump. Among the most efficient ways to make the greatest use of your money is fixed index annuities. The SECURE Act, for the first time, lets you roll up your 401(k) and other savings accounts into a tax-free annuity.

Trump’s Tax Transcripts: “The Biggest Loser” or No Story?

On Tuesday, The New York Times published an investigation detailing ten years worth of figures it had obtained from President Trump’s tax returns. The paper claimed the previously unrevealed numbers came from IRS tax transcripts, and someone who had legal access to them. The story provided the latest flare up in the political tug of war between the Democratic House and the GOP White House.

The Times claimed their report painted a far bleaker picture of Trump’s finances, between 1985 and 1994, than even he led on. Trump’s core businesses reported $1.17 billion in losses during the period.

“Or Else What?” The Limits of Checks and Balances

America’s founding fathers were wise in many respects. They were revolutionary in setting up a republic, based on the separation of powers and a system of checks and balances. One even presciently warned against the mischief of factions. What they did not foresee was two nationalized factions paralyzing government, a viable means of resolving disputes between elections, and an answer to “or else what?” should one branch refuse to comply with the demands of the other.

New SALT Taxes are Going to be Shocking to Many