November 25, 2019 10:28 pm

Currently, the estate tax exemption is large enough ($11.4 million for decedents dying in 2019; $11.5 million for those dying in 2020) to protect most estates from having to pay any federal estate tax...

November 25, 2019 10:26 pm

The basic Part B premium amount for 2020 is $144.60 per month. The Part D premium for drug coverage in 2020 ranges from $13 to $83 per month (depending on the drug plan selected). However, high-income...

November 25, 2019 10:23 pm

A home office deduction can be claimed only if space is used regularly and exclusively for business. But can a taxpayer who has two businesses claim a home office deduction for the same space?In a...

November 25, 2019 10:21 pm

Homeowners who meet ownership and use tests can exclude gain on the sale of a principal residence up to $250,000 ($500,000 on a joint return). Taxpayers who hold property for investment can defer gain...

November 25, 2019 10:20 pm

Each year, the IRS can adjust various amounts used to figure contributions, benefits, deductions, and credits related to qualified retirement plans and IRAs. The IRS has now done so for 2020 amounts (...

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November 25, 2019 10:28 pm

Currently, the estate tax exemption is large enough ($11.4 million for decedents dying in 2019; $11.5 million for those dying in 2020) to protect most estates from having to pay any federal estate tax...

November 25, 2019 10:26 pm

The basic Part B premium amount for 2020 is $144.60 per month. The Part D premium for drug coverage in 2020 ranges from $13 to $83 per month (depending on the drug plan selected). However, high-income...

November 25, 2019 10:23 pm

A home office deduction can be claimed only if space is used regularly and exclusively for business. But can a taxpayer who has two businesses claim a home office deduction for the same space?In a...

November 25, 2019 10:21 pm

Homeowners who meet ownership and use tests can exclude gain on the sale of a principal residence up to $250,000 ($500,000 on a joint return). Taxpayers who hold property for investment can defer gain...

November 25, 2019 10:20 pm

Each year, the IRS can adjust various amounts used to figure contributions, benefits, deductions, and credits related to qualified retirement plans and IRAs. The IRS has now done so for 2020 amounts (...

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November 25, 2019 10:10 pm

The year is winding down but there’s still time to take certain actions that can lower your tax bill for 2019. Here are 10 things you can still do:1. Review withholding and estimated taxesI...

October 6, 2019 10:43 pm

Fall is the time of year to choose the employee benefits you want for the following year from the options provided to you by your employer. In making your choices for 2020, understand what these optio...

August 19, 2019 11:56 pm

Employees cannot deduct most business-related expenses because they are miscellaneous itemized deductions subject to the 2%-of-adjusted gross income (AGI) floor and this write off has been suspended t...

July 22, 2019 3:18 am

Not every type of income you get is taxable on your Form 1040. The law allows you to receive various types of income without having to pay tax on them. For example, any type of income effectively beco...

July 22, 2019 3:06 am

We’ve all heard about the numerous tax changes created by enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Many are exciting and can help lower your tax bill. But that law did not make changes to many tried ...

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November 25, 2019 10:16 pm

The spread between the fair market value of the shares on the date of exercise and the amount paid for the shares is a tax preference item for purposes of the AMT in the calendar year in which ISOs ar...

November 25, 2019 10:14 pm

Employees cannot deduct any unreimbursed employee business expenses in 2018 through 2025. However, you may be eligible for certain “above-the-line” deductions that can be taken without itemizing, ...

November 25, 2019 10:12 pm

It appears that your daughter is your dependent, assuming she’s listed as such on your return. But whether you qualify to take the American opportunity credit or the lifetime learning credit depends...

October 6, 2019 10:47 pm

When you have a casualty event and receive insurance reimbursements that are greater than your adjusted basis in the property, for tax purposes you have a gain (even though you may feel like you’ve ...

October 6, 2019 10:45 pm

If you are reimbursed under an accountable plan, then reimbursements may be tax free. For example, if reimbursements for your mileage exceed the IRS standard mileage rate, then only amounts up to the ...

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May 22, 2012 1:24 pm
IRS Announces More Flexible Offier-in-Compromise Terms to Help a Greater Number of Struggling Taxpayers Make a Fresh Start, From IRS.gov, 5/21/12
April 23, 2012 10:21 am
Federal Circuit dismisses refund suit based on all-zero returns, From Journal of Accountancy, 4/20/12
April 18, 2012 10:17 am
What's the Most Ridiculous Thing You've Heard This Tax Season?, From CPATrendlines, 4/16/12
April 17, 2012 10:48 am
Celebrities are often in debt to the tax man, From USA Today, 4/17/12
April 11, 2012 11:03 am
Study finds tax deadline day can be deadly on roads, From Foxnews.com, 4/10/12
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