Firm Update for COVID-19
On March 20, 2020, it was announced by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin that due to the ongoing Coronavirus emergency the filing deadline of April 15, 2020, has been officially moved to July 15, 2020. This extended filing date applies to…
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Tax Update
The Internal Revenue Service recently released IRS Notice 2020-17 outlining tax payment relief for taxpayers due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. In the media there has been uncertainty as to when are my taxes due and when do I have to…
2019 Standard Mileage Rates
On Friday, December 14th, 2018, the IRS released the 2019 standard mileage rates with notice 2018-251. These are very important numbers which are used for many calculations such as mileage reimbursements, expenses related to driving for businesses, medical mileage, and…
Trust and Estates and Itemized Deductions
On Friday July 13, 2018, the IRS announced they will be publishing regulations related the suspension of miscellaneous itemized deductions and how it impacts non-grantor trusts and estate filings starting with tax year 2018. Currently the Tax Cuts and Jobs…
Tax Cuts and Jobs Acts Brings Postcard 1040
The 2017 Federal Form 1040, U.S. Personal Income Tax Return is 79 lines long consisting of a slew of income items, deductions, non-refundable credits, additional taxes, and refundable credits. The latest draft 2018 Federal Form 1040 Simplified, U.S. Personal Income Tax Return only has 23 lines. What happened to the other line items? Majority of those items have now been moved to six different tax schedules that can be attached to the Form 1040 Simplified.
Passing Assets and Saving Money
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was passed in December of 2017, brought large scale changes across the board. It significantly changed the landscape for taxes in general and in the realm of estate planning. It moved the estate exemption from $5,490,000 in 2017 to $11,200,000 per individual, meaning for federal estate tax purposes up to $11,200,000 of assets can pass to a non-spouse upon passing, free of Federal Estate Tax.
2017 Changes… in 2018!
Just when we thought all was said and done and final for the 2017 tax law, 31 items that had expired as of December 31, 2016 have been brought back, most with a new December 31, 2017 expiration date.
Important Dates for 2018
As we said goodbye to 2017, we quickly rolled into the 2018 filing season. It is important to be aware of filing deadlines to ensure no filings are missed and all of the proper forms are filed with the correct agencies.
Prepping for the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act
The United States is on the verge of passing the largest tax overhaul since the tax code revamping in 1986. It will drastically change the landscape for some moving forward starting in the 2018 tax year. In preparation of the…
2018 Standard Mileage Rates
Late in the afternoon on Thursday December 16, 2017 the IRS released the 2018 standard mileage rates with Notice 2018-03. These rates are used for calculating deductible amounts related to business mileage, charitable deduction mileage, medical mileage, and mileage related…