Deducting Mortgage Interest Under the New Tax Law

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) made significant changes to the tax law. One of the many changes is the deductibility of home mortgage interest. Before the change, taxpayers could deduct mortgage interest on debt up to $1,000,000, plus an additional $100,00 for home equity debt. The

Required Minimum Distributions to Charity

If you are over age 70 1/2, you may be able to reduce your adjusted gross income (AGI) and receive a tax deduction for donating to your favorite charity. Generally, taking a required minimum distribution (RMD) from your traditional IRA increases your taxable income. However, you can c

529 Plans

A 529 plan is a tax-advantaged investment account offered in the United States as a means to save for higher education expenses for a beneficiary. Many states offer their own version of a 529 plan. 529 plans are no longer just a tax effective means to save for college. Among many chan

Tax Law Changes: Meals and Entertainment

One of the many changes to the tax code modifies the deductibility of meals and entertainment expenditures by businesses. The following modifications apply to tax year beginning after December 31, 2017. Below is a list of updated provisions for meal and entertainment expenditures unde

Some New Tax Law Changes

With President Trump signing the new tax bill last week, and as more information is made available about the changes in tax law, we want to let people know about some last minute tax strategies to implement before December 31, 2017 to be in a better position for 2018. We talked about