Due to Covid-19, I conduct all client meetings virtually, except the signing meeting for my full-service estate planning clients. Clients may choose a telephone meeting or a video conference over Zoom.
From the IRS website:
IRS to recalculate taxes on unemployment benefits; refunds to start in May
Emergency aid granted to students due to COVID are not taxable
Expanded Tax Benefits for Gifts to Charity in 2021
Usually taxpayers who take the standard deduction cannot deduct their charitable contributions. The law now permits taxpayers to claim a limited deduction on their 2021 federal income tax returns for cash contributions they made to certain qualifying charitable organizations.
These taxpayers, including married individuals filing separate returns, can claim a deduction of up to $300 for cash contributions to qualifying charities during 2021. The maximum deduction is $600 for married individuals filing joint returns. More . . .