Category Archives: Tax Deductions

Tax Reform Affects If and How Taxpayers Itemize their Deductions

The following article was published by the IRS. Tax reform that affects both individuals and businesses was enacted in December 2017. It’s commonly referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, TCJA or simply tax reform. In addition to … Continue reading

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IRS Issues Standard Mileage Rates for 2019

The following article was published by the IRS. The Internal Revenue Service has issued the 2019 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning on Jan. … Continue reading

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Year End Tax Planning Considerations For The Individual

Below are some important steps to keep in mind as we approach the 2019 tax season: 1. Higher-income earners must be wary of the 3.8% surtax on certain unearned income. The surtax is 3.8% of the lesser of: 1. NET … Continue reading

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Several Tax Law Changes May Affect Bottom Line of Many Business Owners

The Internal Revenue Service is reminding business owners that tax reform legislation passed last December affects nearly every business. With just a few days left in the year, the IRS is highlighting important information for small businesses and self-employed individuals … Continue reading

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IRS Explains 20% Deduction for Qualified Business Income

The IRS has issued regulations on the new 20% deduction for qualified business income (QBI) created by the TCJA, also known as the pass-through deduction. Here’s a summary of the basic rules: For tax years beginning after Dec. 31, 2017, … Continue reading

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Maximize Your Qualified Business Income Deduction

You may have heard a lot of talk in the news about a new deduction for “pass-through” income, but it’s actually available for qualified business income from a sole proprietorship (including a farm), as well as from pass-through entities such … Continue reading

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Watch Out for New Alimony Rules

Under the TCJA, certain future alimony payments will no longer be deductible by the payer. Also, alimony will no longer be considered income to the recipient. Therefore, for divorces and legal separations that are executed (that come into legal existence … Continue reading

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