This Bonus Episode of the BiggerPockets Money Podcast is to help keep you informed of the Stimulus act that Congress is putting into place to help Americans with the Coronavirus and unprecedented shutdown of most of the economy.Joining Mindy today is Natalie Kolodij, who last appeared on Episode 112. Today’s episode was recorded on March 28, and we are fully expecting additional clarification and guidance from the federal government on these provisions. Congress just passed a 2.2 TRILLION dollar bill to provide relief for Americans in the face of the Coronavirus. While the bill does provide for monetary help, there’s a lot of other benefits that may not be getting the same press. OF COURSE we talk about the checks: How much, Who is eligible, When does it arrive? We also go a bit further and answer if it’s taxed, do you have to pay it back, is it a loan? If you have a 401(k), IRA or even a Roth IRA, there are additional provisions for you to consider like extended loan limits and penalty-free distributions.There are benefits for already retired people such as no RMDs this year if you haven’t already taken them.We discuss the student loan interest rate freeze and how to take advantage of their no payment option. We even touch on the additional provisions to employers such as IRC Section 139 changes that allow employers to help their employees out during this time of crisis, payroll deferment, sick leave, employee retention benefits and extended unemployment benefits. If we have our financial ducks in a row, now could be a great time to make some tax-advantaged moves.In This Episode We Cover:How to qualify stimulus checkHow much money people get on stimulus checkKey thing to keep in mind with stimulus checkCan people refuse the checkStimulus check for dependentsAre green card holders and H1B VISA holders who work and pay taxes eligible for these benefitsIRA versus 401k distributionThings to consider before converting funds from a traditional plan to a Roth planAre there any provisions for already retired peopleHow can an employer use the IRC Section 139, Disaster Relief PaymentsHow does provision work on student loansFamilies First Coronavirus Response ActEmployee Retention CreditsPayroll tax payment deferralAnd SO much more!Links from the ShowBiggerPockets Money Facebook GroupBiggerPockets ForumsBiggerPockets Real Estate PodcastBiggerPockets Money Podcast 118BiggerPockets Money Podcast 112
Natalie Kolodij is a tax strategist. (You’ve probably seen her in the forums!) With April 15 looming around the corner, we’re going to chat about ways to choose the RIGHT tax professional who can best serve YOUR specific needs.Natalie also shares a few red flags about potential tax preparers, as well as specific things your tax pro should be asking for—and what it means if they do not.She’ll also share some common missed deductions that can cost you BIG and how to prepare and organize your documents so your tax pro can process your returns quickly, efficiently, and with the least amount of time billed to you.Looking for that seemingly-elusive real estate professional status? Natalie explains in detail how to qualify for this lucrative benefit. She even shares how long you can depreciate a kangaroo!If you’re a taxpayer, this show can help you save time and money. If you’re a real estate investor/taxpayer, you can’t afford NOT to listen to Natalie’s advice!In This Episode We Cover:The right time for somebody to start looking for a tax professionalHow to find a tax professionalHow important state-specific knowledge isWhat a true expert can bring to the table regarding your returnWhat a real estate professional isBenefits of consulting a tax professional prior to buying a propertyHow to prepare for a meeting with your tax professional3 most common errors—check these before submitting your returnHow to approach a tax return for a house hack or duplexWhat to do if you recognize issues with past returnsWhat depreciation recapture isAnd SO much more!Links from the ShowMileIQ: Mileage Tracking AppBiggerPockets ForumsBiggerPockets Money Facebook GroupBiggerPockets Money Survey
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