Surprised by Your 2018 Tax Bill?

With the massive overhaul to the code in 2018, many filers are finding out that their tax situation has changed. The IRS has announced that it will waive the underpayment penalty for taxpayers who paid at least eighty-five percent of their total tax liability during calendar year 2018

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