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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.

Junior Achievement 4th Annual Designer Bag Bingo Event

We had a great time at the Metroplex in Girard, Ohio to participate in Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley's 4th Annual Designer Bag Bingo event! We are thrilled that $36K was raised during the event, which benefits financial literacy, career-readiness, and entrepreneurship programs for students grades K-12 in Mahoning, Trumbull, and Columbiana counties! 

IRS announces changes to retirement plans for 2022

Next year taxpayers can put an extra $1,000 into their 401(k) plans. The IRS recently announced that the 2022 contribution limit for 401(k) plans will increase to $20,500. The agency also announced cost of living adjustments that may affect pension plan and other retirement-related savings next year. 

Here are the highlights of changes for 2022:

W2 and 1099 Filing Change for Ohio Employers

The Ohio Department of Taxation is lowering the threshold for the electronic filing of W-2 and 1099-R information for calendar year 2021 information (submitted in 2022).  

NEW Mahoning County Small Business Grant Up To $10K


Valley Partners will be administering the new Mahoning County Small Business Relief Fund II, thanks to an award provided by the Mahoning County Commissioners through their American Rescue Plan monies in the amount of $1 million dollars. Grants up to $10,000 will be available to eligible small businesses within Mahoning County and awarded on a first come-first serve basis. 

Applications will be accepted for first-time grant recipients starting today, November 1st, and will be open to all businesses on November 8.

Eligibility Requirements

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