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When there's no government assistance, unemployment benefits or food banks, Unite in Love fills the gap for some families in this pandemic.

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July 15th Tax Deadline – Only Seven Days Away!

New York, NY, July 8, 2020 - Steven B. Zelin, CPA, Managing Member at Zelin & Associates CPA LLC, offers some important reminders before filing your 2019 tax return due July 15th.
As Americans deal with the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, it's important to review the impact of existing and recent legislation on how you will file your taxes. In addition to several changes brought on by coronavirus-related legislation, other changes for tax year 2020 were set to happen anyway. These include new standard deduction amounts, income thresholds for tax brackets, certain tax credits, and an increase in retirement savings limits. Others, including deductions for medical and dental expenses, and state and local sales taxes have remained the same.
Here are some specifics:
• If you are a regular civilian, you should assume your face mask is not tax-deductible. Unless the IRS says otherwise, consider face masks comparable to aspirin and vitamins. You may be allowed to pay for your face masks with a flexible spending account (FSA) or a health savings account (HSA) bolstering your claim for HSA or FSA reimbursement by obtaining a letter of medical necessity from your doctor.
• While many of you are now working from home, you cannot deduct home office expenses unless you are an independent contractor or self-employed.
• Taxable or not? U.S. Stimulus Payments are not taxable. Unemployment benefits are taxable. Unemployment benefits are subject to federal, state and local income taxes. Also taxable, a stimulus tax package gift from Uncle Sam, the extra $600 per week given to recipients of unemployment compensation, who have lost jobs during the coronavirus pandemic. You will get a Form 1099G that will tell you how much in unemployment benefits you must report on your 2020 calendar year's tax return. If you opted not to have taxes taken out from each payment, you will most likely owe additional tax to the IRS.
• Tax Rules and 401(k) Hardship Withdrawals. Known technically as a hardship withdrawal, you can take money out of your retirement savings account before you retire or turn age 59-1/2. The Cares Act makes early withdrawals of up to $100,000 in 2020 from your 401(k) account less painful financially. It temporarily suspends the 10% penalty on early withdrawals and the 20% in federal tax that must be withheld from a withdrawal.
• Contribute to an IRA and/or HSA: Contributions from an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) are both tax-deferred and tax-deductible, even if you don’t itemize. Most people can contribute up to $6,000 per year, while the limit is $7,000 for folks who are 50 or older. You also have until April 15 to make a contribution that counts toward your 2019 taxes.
• If you’re covered by a high-deductible health plan – characterized by a minimum deductible of $1,350 for individuals and $2,700 for families – you can also deduct contributions from a Health Savings Account (HSA) without itemizing. The contribution limits for 2019 are $3,500 for individuals and $7,000 for families.
2020欧洲杯赛事 • Use Your Losses to Your Advantage: If you itemize deductions, don’t forget to include the following (all of which are deductible to varying degrees).

If you have questions or need help on these or any other financial planning or tax issues, please do not hesitate to call me directly at 646-678-4496, ext. 101 or email me at Steven.zelin@zelincpa.com.

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When will the regular flu numbers stop being counted with the covid numbers? I'm beginning to suspect somebody wants to fool us into permanent submission.

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2020欧洲杯赛事Can we PLEASE enforce the use of masks and how to properly wear one. I find a lot of people either don’t have them on or use them incorrectly. It should be mandatory in places like drug stores and grocery stores, as that is the most heavily populated places. Additionally all people over the age of 65 have to wear one as well. I see way way too many older people without ! It’s not ok.

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Why is it that they are requesting social distancing but when u get on the bus there are no social distancing? Thats an outrage to have people all around you ..not knowing who has what?? The city need to do something about this ASAP

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Caring for “The Carers”

Elizabeth “Lizzie” Asher Launches New Virtual Charity, The Cura Collective

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2020欧洲杯赛事The dedicated fleet of food delivery captains at HUNGRY (the nation’s fastest-growing, celebrity-backed chefpreneur platform) are now delivering over 90,000 meals per day directly to NYC seniors’ homes. Pictured above is one driver, out of a fleet of over 250, who is helping ensure millions of NYC’s at-risk population receives healthy meals via fast, contactless delivery as part of their partnership with the city. These deliveries are allowing vulnerable groups who rely on government-funded food programs to significantly lower their risk of contracting COVID-19 and keeping NYC chefs and caterers gainfully employed. For more information, visit tryhungry.com

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When are the dog runs reopening PLEASE on UES? Pups and dogs need to exercise their bodies! Dog owners are always at a distance and are very responsible .. Makes no sense at ALL .. Dogs been shut in for 4 months in small apts with no socialization. Horrible situation especially when play grounds are open! 😢WoofWoof!

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