Archive for the Tax Planning Category

Taxpayers Urged to Check Income Tax Withholding

The IRS has urged specific groups of taxpayers to check if the right amount of tax is being withheld from their paychecks following the recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The new law increased the standard deduction, eliminated personal exemptions, increased the Child Tax Credit (CTC),…

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IRS Issues Additional Guidance on Transition Tax on Foreign Earnings

April 2, 2018 The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today provided additional guidance (Notice 2018-26) for computing the “transition tax” on the untaxed foreign earnings of foreign subsidiaries of U.S. companies under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enacted on Dec. 22, 2017. The Treasury…

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New Carried Interest Holding Period to Apply to S Corps

Carried Interests For carried interests that are applicable partnership interests, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 effectively extended the capital-gains holding period from one year to three years. The three-year period applies regardless of Code Sec. 83 and any Code Sec 83(b) election in effect. Thus,…

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Trump Signs Bipartisan Budget Act; Tax Extenders Included

President Trump on February 9 signed the Bipartisan Budget Act into law after a brief government shutdown occurred overnight. The House approved the legislation, which contains a continuing resolution to fund the government and federal agencies through March 23, in the early morning hours of February 9,…

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Extenders Could Move Soon

Tax extenders and the state and local sales tax deduction continue to drive discussions on Capitol Hill. Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have expressed support for extending the expired tax breaks. At this time, talks have surfaced that the extenders could be part of a…

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Tax Provisions Expiring in 2016

There are 34 temporary tax provisions scheduled to expire at the end of 2016. These provisions can be categorized as primarily affecting individuals, businesses, or being energy-related. These categorizations follow those used in past “tax extender” legislation. Individuals Four individual tax provisions are scheduled to expire at…

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IRS FY 2018 Budget Not Yet Settled

Lawmakers return to Capitol Hill this month to approve the IRS fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget. The IRS, like many federal agencies, is currently operating under a temporary spending bill. Last year, the House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Appropriations Committee proposed to fund the IRS at…

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Updated 2018 Withholding Tables Issued

The IRS has issued updated 2018 withholding tables that reflect the changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The new law makes numerous changes affecting individual taxpayers in 2018. The new tables reflect the increased standard deduction, repeal of personal exemptions and changes in tax…

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TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT (H.R. 1) – Businesses, Tax-Exempt Orgs & International

BUSINESSES Corporate Taxes H.R. 1 calls for a 21-percent corporate tax rate beginning in 2018. The new law makes the new rate permanent. The maximum corporate tax rate currently tops out at 35 percent. Although the current 2017 maximum corporate tax rate is 35 percent, many corporations…

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TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT (H.R. 1) – Individuals

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) has been approved by Congress and signed by President Trump. After a last-minute procedural glitch that required the Senate to vote first on the final bill, the most sweeping change to the U.S. tax code in decades cleared the…

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