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

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