Tag: COVID-19

COVID-19 & Tax Season: The IRS Has Extended The 2021 Tax Filing Deadline

One year into the pandemic, Americans are continuing to strike a balance between staying safe and handling their day-to-day responsibilities. One major challenge we all face this time of year (pandemic or no pandemic) is filing our taxes on time. On March 17, less than one month until Tax Day, the IRS announced an extension for the 2021 tax filing season. Here’s what you need to know about filing your 2020 taxes.

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A Third Round of Stimulus Checks Are Coming for Americans: The Rundown

One year into the pandemic, individuals everywhere are experiencing emotional, physical and economical implications. In an effort to ease the pandemic’s detrimental effects, the federal government has recently passed a third stimulus package called the American Rescue Plan Act.
Eligible individuals and families will receive stimulus checks up to $1,400 per person. As a reminder, here’s what you need to know about your third stimulus check.

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A Second (Smaller) Stimulus Bill Has Been Passed: Here’s an Overview of the $600 Billion Package

Late into the day on December 21, Congress finally passed a much anticipated (and arguably long-overdue) second stimulus package. Signed by President Trump on December 27, the new stimulus package has already begun affecting Americans as we rang in the new year. Spreading $600 billion (notably much less than last March’s $2 trillion deal) amongst businesses, hospitals, families and individuals, this economic stimulus package is designed to bring relief to those experiencing the financial hardships caused by the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are some highlights of the bill’s coronavirus-related relief efforts that could affect you, your family and your business in the near future.

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Presidential Elections & The Stock Market: Is There a Correlation?

Lies, sex, and accusations of corruption – no election year is complete without them. And while the 2020 election has proven to be one of the most contentious in recent history, contention is nothing new in the world of politics. From the political match-up of Jefferson v. Adams to this year’s Biden v. Trump, mud has always been slung, accusations have always been made and many Americans have found themselves uncertain of a future under new leadership.

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Coronavirus & Beyond: 5 Financial Benefits of Working From Home

As the pandemic stretches into months instead of the weeks initially expected, many workers continue to work from home.  Some jobs lend themselves more easily to this than others.  At Atlanta Financial, we continue to work remotely and meet with clients virtually.  We are all looking forward to the day when we can get back into the office and see our colleagues and clients again.  Nothing can replace face-to-face interactions whether it’s in the break room with fellow team members or in meetings with clients.  But, as with many things, there are some silver linings and as it turns out, remote work does have some advantages.  A recent study in fact showed that more than half of employees would prefer to continue working remotely, even after the pandemic is over.1 

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