IRS Waives Penalty for Many

The IRS has announced that it will be waiving the penalty for the underpayment of estimated tax for many taxpayers whose estimated tax payments and federal income tax withholdings came up short for the 2018 tax year. The underpayment penalty relief is intended to provide assistance to

2018 Itemized Deduction Changes

Due to the recent tax law changes, many more taxpayers will be taking the standard deduction vs itemizing for 2018. The standard deduction  for 2018 is $24,000 for married filing jointly taxpayers (up from $12,700 in 2017). Significant changes to itemized deductions take effect this y
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Is Your Business A Specified Service Business?

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) created a new deduction for qualified business income. However, business income that comes from a specified service business is not eligible once taxable income reaches a certain limit. So, what is considered a specified service business? The IRS defin

Are You Eligible for the New Business Income Deduction?

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) made significant changes to the tax law, most notably the addition of a new deduction for qualified business income. Qualified business income includes the ordinary income from sole-proprietorships, single-member LLCs, partnerships, S-corporations, and

2018 Year-End Tax Planning

As the end of the year approaches, it is a good time to think of planning moves that will help lower your tax bill for this year and possibly the next. Year-end planning for 2018 takes place against the backdrop of a new tax law — the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act — that make major changes in