Category Archives: Personal Taxes

Individuals Can Find Answers to their Questions about Tax Reform on IRS.gov

The following article was published by the IRS. Tax reform legislation passed in December 2017 affects almost every taxpayer. The IRS is working closely with partners in the tax return preparation and tax software industries to prepare for tax reform … Continue reading

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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 Confirms Tax Filing Season to Begin January 28

The following article was published by the IRS. Despite the government shutdown, the Internal Revenue Service has confirmed that it will process tax returns beginning January 28, 2019 and provide refunds to taxpayers as scheduled. “We are committed to ensuring … 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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Beware of the Alternative Minimum Tax

As tax reform efforts progressed late last year, there were high hopes that the individual Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) would be repealed. Unfortunately, it still exists under the TCJA. The good news is that you are allowed a relatively generous … 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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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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