2020 Year-End Tax Planning Guide

As 2020 ends, it’s time to think about year-end tax planning. Proper planning allows for significant savings that can positively impact your financial situation. Due to changes in tax guidelines, tax reform provisions, and tax relief granted through the CARES and SECURE Acts, business owners and individuals should review circumstances and look for opportunities to reduce, defer, or accelerate tax obligations. The 2020 Year-End Tax Planning Guide outlines significant tax…  Read more


Simple Guide to IRS and Virginia Tax Deadlines

In order to simplify all of the newly released information from the IRS and Virginia Department of Taxation on tax filing deadlines for individuals, we at Harris, Hardy & Johnstone, P.C. have put together a simplified set of instructions for our clients on how we would like to approach the upcoming filing deadlines. Virginia deadlines for Individuals Filing deadline for 2019 tax returns is May 1, 2020.  Please note, this has not…  Read more


Employers Can Immediately Provide Tax Free Qualified Disaster Payments to Employees in Connection with COVID-19

Employers are scrambling to find ways to help their employees who are impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Help is available. Now that the COVID-19 has been declared a national emergency,[1] Internal Revenue Code Section 139 can be used to allow employers to make tax-free payments or reimbursements to employees as “qualified disaster payments.” Below are some frequently asked questions about how employers can use Section 139 immediately to help employees…  Read more