Tag Archives: TCJA

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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Consider Investing in Qualified Opportunity Zones

Tucked away in the TCJA is the creation of Qualified Opportunity Zones (QO Zones). These are low-income communities that meet certain requirements. Investing in QO Zones can result in two major tax breaks: (1) temporary deferral of gain from the … 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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Revisit Your Qualified Tuition Plans

Although the details of Qualified Tuition Plans (QTPs) can vary widely, they generally allow parents and grandparents to set up college accounts for children and grandchildren before they reach college age. Once established, QTPs qualify for favorable federal (and often … Continue reading

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Bunch Charitable Contributions through Donor-Advised Funds

The TCJA temporarily increases the limit on cash contributions to public charities and certain private foundations from 50% to 60% of AGI. However, the standard deduction has almost doubled. Combined with the capping of the state and local tax deduction … Continue reading

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