New Spending Law Contains Holiday Surprises

On December 20, President Trump signed into law the annual government spending package, which includes amendments to the tax law, the repeal of certain Affordable Care Act (ACA) taxes and various retirement measures. Here’s an overview of key changes that will affect businesses and individual taxpayers. Tax Provisions The Further Consolidated Appropriations Act is an…

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Electric Vehicle Tax Credits

Electric Vehicle Tax Credit: You Can Still Save Greenbacks for Going Green Are you considering buying a new plug-in electric vehicle or a plug-in electric-gas hybrid vehicle? There is good and bad news about the tax credits and other cost-saving benefits available on these vehicles. The good news is that the Tax Cuts and Jobs…

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Calculating Personal Casualty Losses

Calculating Personal Casualty Losses Damages to personal-use property can quickly add up, but the full amount of the loss isn’t deductible for federal income tax purposes. To calculate the casualty loss deduction for personal-use property in an area declared a federal disaster, you must take the following three steps: Subtract any insurance proceeds. Subtract $100…

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New Dependent Credit and HOH Filing

Are You Eligible for the New Dependent Credit and HOH Filing Status? The IRS continues to publish guidance to clarify provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). Here’s what you need to know about qualifying for the new $500 tax credit for dependents and beneficial head of household (HOH) filing status based on…

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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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