Insights & Updates


Confused About Crypto? Tax Considerations for Investing in Cryptocurrency

The prevalence of cryptocurrency—or what the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) refers to as “virtual currency”— in investing and financial transactions has increased significantly in recent years. While the IRS and other government agencies have been clear about their focus on the future oversight of these transactions, taxpayers continue to lack clear guidance in evolving areas of the…

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Complying with Year-End Reporting Requirements for Qualified Sick and Family Leave Wages Paid in 2021

The IRS has issued guidance to employers on year-end reporting for sick and family leave wages that were paid in 2021 to eligible employees under recent federal legislation. IRS Notice 2021-53, issued on September 7, 2021, provides that employers must report “qualified leave wages” either on a 2021 Form W-2 or on a separate statement,…

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New Illinois Unclaimed Property Program

The state of Illinois began a new unclaimed property enforcement program around July 1, 2021, to identify noncompliant companies that are incorporated, have locations or carry business permits in the state. Companies that have failed to file unclaimed property reports regularly or have filed incomplete reports with the state may be contacted by the Illinois Treasurer’s…

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