Business owners and individuals need to be actively planning for the economic impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) including the impact on cash flow. Measures to provide tax relief and to support businesses by Federal, state and local tax jurisdictions to combat fears of COVID-19’s potential effects on people, businesses and the overall economy are being…Read More
Sec. 6166 may help ease the sting of estate taxes Assets such as an illiquid closely-held business can pose unique estate planning challenges. Indeed, even with the gift and estate exemption amount at an inflation-adjusted $11.58 million for 2020, these taxes can continue to be burdensome if a family has a significant amount of wealth…Read More
If you made large gifts to your children, grandchildren or other heirs last year, it’s important to determine whether you’re required to file a 2019 gift tax return. And in some cases, even if it’s not required to file one, it may be beneficial to do so anyway. Who must file? Generally, you must file…Read More
Diligence required to avoid inadvertent termination and loss of tax benefits The S corporation continues to be a popular entity choice, combining the liability protection of a corporation with many of the tax benefits of a partnership. But these benefits come at a price: S corporations must comply with strict requirements that limit the number…Read More
If you own a home, the interest you pay on your home mortgage may provide a tax break. However, many people believe that any interest paid on their home mortgage loans and home equity loans is deductible. Unfortunately, that’s not true. First, keep in mind that you must itemize deductions in order to take advantage…Read More
If you’re self-employed and work out of an office in your home, you may be entitled to home office deductions. However, you must satisfy strict rules. If you qualify, you can deduct the “direct expenses” of the home office. This includes the costs of painting or repairing the home office and depreciation deductions for furniture…Read More
Beginning with returns filed for 2019 tax years, Virginia fiduciary returns are no longer required to make payments electronically or request a waiver in order to not pay online. A tax return preparer is still required to electronically file fiduciary returns, however. Beginning with returns due on or after January 1, 2018, all Virginia fiduciary…Read More
Perhaps you’re an investor in mutual funds or you’re interested in putting some money into them. You’re not alone. The Investment Company Institute estimates that 56.2 million households owned mutual funds in mid-2017. But despite their popularity, the tax rules involved in selling mutual fund shares can be complex. Tax basics If you sell appreciated…Read More
Business Interest Limitation Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), the deductibility of business interest expense used to be far simpler. As detailed in this blog post, the TCJA now limits the ability of a business to deduct business interest expense if its average gross receipts over the previous three years were over $25…Read More
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