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Family and Medical Leave Employer Tax Credit

Claiming the New Employer Tax Credit for Family and Medical Leave The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) establishes a new federal income tax credit for employers that provide qualifying paid family and medical leave benefits to their employees. This credit is only available for two employer tax years — those beginning between January 1,…

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Tax Reform: Temporary vs. Permanent?

Tax Reform: Which Changes Are Temporary vs. Permanent? The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) includes a bevy of important tax changes for individuals and businesses. However, it’s sometimes hard to keep track of which changes are permanent and which are scheduled to expire at the end of 2025 — unless Congress extends them. Here’s…

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IRS Issues Proposed Guidance on Controversial SALT Limitation

In recent weeks, the IRS has issued a series of proposed regulations to help clarify provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). One of the most controversial parts of the law is the limit on individuals’ deductions for state and local taxes (SALT) that goes into effect this year. In the wake of…

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Wage Limitations on the QBI Deduction

Calculating W-2 Wages for Limitations on the QBI Deduction Recently proposed IRS regulations on the new deduction for qualified business income (QBI) provide guidance on how to compute limitations on the deduction based on W-2 wages. As you’ve probably heard, the QBI deduction is complicated, and numerous rules and restrictions apply. Important note: While new…

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Service Business Income and QBI Deduction

When Is Service Business Income Eligible for the New QBI Deduction? The IRS has issued much-anticipated regulations addressing the new deduction of up to 20% of qualified business income (QBI) from pass-through entities. The QBI deduction was a major piece of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that was signed into law in December 2017….

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