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IRS to Complete Processing 1040's Filed in 2021 This Week


The Internal Revenue Service provided updated details on where it stands in its processing of millions of tax returns in its backlog. 

IRS Increases Mileage Rate for Remainder of 2022


For the final 6 months of 2022, the standard mileage rate for business travel will be 62.5 cents per mile, up 4 cents from the rate effective at the start of the year.

The new rate for deductible medical or moving expenses (available for active-duty members of the military) will be 22 cents for the remainder of 2022, up 4 cents from the rate effective at the start of 2022.

The 14 cents per mile rate for charitable organizations remains unchanged as it is set by statute.

Businesses Can Deduct Full Cost of Business Meals


For 2021 and 2022 only, businesses can generally deduct the full cost of business-related food and beverages purchased from a restaurant. Otherwise, the limit is usually 50% of the cost of the meal.


To qualify for the enhanced deduction:

Mahoning County Increases Sales and Use Tax Rate


Effective April 1, 2022, Mahoning County will increase its sales and use tax rate from 7.25% to 7.5%.

Taxpayers should ensure that the rate changes are accurately reflected in their systems so that customers are charged the appropriate sales tax rate. This may include retailers updating cash registers and point-of-sale software and systems. It is a good practice to review sales on the effective date of the rate change to confirm systems are properly calculating the tax.

IRS Backlog Creating Most Challenging Tax Filing Season

This year, millions of taxpayers are awaiting the processing of their tax returns and receipt of their refunds. The backlog—unprocessed returns and correspondence sent to the IRS but yet unanswered—has created one of the most challenging tax filing seasons in our nation’s history.

According to the Treasury and IRS recent press release, the IRS’s backlog challenges stem from two key sources.

Earn a Workers Comp 50% Rebate with the PAR Program

The Policy Activity Rebate (PAR) program is once again available for the 2021 policy year. The PAR Program provides you an opportunity to earn a 50% premium rebate, up to $2,000, in under a day.

To earn the rebate, you must complete 11 credits from their customizable plan of 33 activities. These activities promote a safe work environment, raise safety awareness, and increase understanding of some of the most important aspects of workers’ compensation.

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