There are several ways to save for your child’s or grandchild’s education, including with a Coverdell Education Savings Account (ESA). Although for federal tax purposes there’s no upfront deduction for contributions made to an ESA, the earnings on the contributions grow tax-free. In addition, no tax is due when the funds in the account are…Read More
As we head toward the gift-giving season, you may be considering giving gifts of cash or securities to your loved ones. Taxpayers can transfer substantial amounts free of gift taxes to their children and others each year through the use of the annual federal gift tax exclusion. The amount is adjusted for inflation annually. For…Read More
Bonus depreciation for passenger automobiles Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), businesses may claim an additional, first-year depreciation bonus equal to 100% of the depreciable basis of qualifying assets placed in service after September 27, 2017, and before January 1, 2023. The TCJA also increased the limit on bonus depreciation for passenger automobiles…Read More
Did you know that it may be advantageous to file a gift tax return when transferring property to a family member, even when one isn’t required? If the return meets the IRS’s “adequate disclosure” requirements, the three-year statute of limitations clock starts. Avoiding future tax surprises Generally, the IRS has three years to challenge the…Read More
You may have Series EE savings bonds that were bought many years ago. Perhaps you store them in a file cabinet or safe deposit box and rarely think about them. You may wonder how the interest you earn on series EE bonds is taxed. And if they reach final maturity, you may need to take…Read More
We all know the cost of college is expensive. The latest figures from the College Board show that the average annual cost of tuition and fees was $10,230 for in-state students at public four-year universities — and $35,830 for students at private not-for-profit four-year institutions. These amounts don’t include room and board, books, supplies, transportation…Read More
If you’re newly retired, or planning to retire soon, you’ll need to decide what to do with the savings you’ve accumulated in your company’s 401(k) plan. If you don’t need to tap the funds right away, it’s generally best to let them continue earning investment income on a tax-deferred basis for as long as possible.…Read More
Here are some of the key tax-related deadlines affecting businesses and other employers during the fourth quarter of 2019. Keep in mind that this list isn’t all-inclusive, so there may be additional deadlines that apply to you. Contact us to ensure you’re meeting all applicable deadlines and to learn more about the filing requirements. October…Read More
On Monday, August 26, 2019, the District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue issued a reminder to taxpayers about upcoming tax changes. Some of these changes involve the current calendar or tax year, while others begin October 1, 2019 or with the following tax year. The tax changes below will take effect October 1,…Read More
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