After more than a year of fraught negotiations, President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act, a long-awaited ambitous bill passed by the Democrats at the U.S. House and Senate. The historic bill will invest $370 billion in spending and tax credits in low-emission forms of energy to fight climate change, stable health care premiums for millions and significant savings on power bills for most Americans, Vox Senior Correspondent Ellen Loanes reported
he American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“the Act”), enacted in March 2021, dramatically lowers the filing threshold for payments required to be reported on the annual Form 1099-K from $20,000 in aggregate reportable payments and 200 transactions to just $600 in aggregate reportable payments and eliminates the transaction minimum. This modification is effective for calendar years ending after December 31, 2021. You may see this new requirement on Section 9674 of the federal bill.
The plan includes some of Biden’s earliest policy priorities, including new spending to enhance child care and offer prekindergarten free to all American families. But it also shelved some of Democrats’ most fervent plans, including an effort to provide paid leave to millions of workers — one of many casualties in the party’s efforts to reduce its original $3.5 trillion price tag.
Governor Gavin Newsom signed additional COVID-19 relief legislation this week that will provide $600 stimulus checks to the majority of his state's residents as well as additional payments to dependents, Newsweek reported. At the end of June, the Democratic governor reached an agreement with state lawmakers to approve the direct payments, as well as billions in other economic relief, according to Newsweek.
#ICYMI: The federal tax filing deadline has been extended to May 17, 2021. While you now have more time, we still encourage all taxpayers to file their taxes now to…