October 6, 2019 11:04 pm

For owners of pass-through entities to claim the 20% qualified business income (QBI) deduction, they must be in a trade or business. When it comes to real estate activities, it’s sometimes difficult...

October 6, 2019 10:58 pm

A wife was ordered by a divorce decree to transfer $10,000 from her retirement account  to her former husband. She instructed her broker to transfer this amount to an IRA set up for the former husban...

October 6, 2019 10:57 pm

A high school senior with a perfect attendance record and good grades was entered by the school into a “Strive to Drive” drawing held by a local car dealership. She won a Jeep Renegade valued at o...

October 6, 2019 10:55 pm

The IRS has announced that the interest rates applicable to overpayments and underpayments of federal taxes for the fourth quarter of 2019 are the same as for the third quarter of the year (Rev. Rul. ...

October 6, 2019 10:53 pm

Compensatory damages received for a personal physical injury or sickness are excludable from gross income. Damages for any other personal reason, such as defamation, as well punitive damages for any r...

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October 6, 2019 11:04 pm

For owners of pass-through entities to claim the 20% qualified business income (QBI) deduction, they must be in a trade or business. When it comes to real estate activities, it’s sometimes difficult...

October 6, 2019 10:58 pm

A wife was ordered by a divorce decree to transfer $10,000 from her retirement account  to her former husband. She instructed her broker to transfer this amount to an IRA set up for the former husban...

October 6, 2019 10:57 pm

A high school senior with a perfect attendance record and good grades was entered by the school into a “Strive to Drive” drawing held by a local car dealership. She won a Jeep Renegade valued at o...

October 6, 2019 10:55 pm

The IRS has announced that the interest rates applicable to overpayments and underpayments of federal taxes for the fourth quarter of 2019 are the same as for the third quarter of the year (Rev. Rul. ...

October 6, 2019 10:53 pm

Compensatory damages received for a personal physical injury or sickness are excludable from gross income. Damages for any other personal reason, such as defamation, as well punitive damages for any r...

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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 ...

June 16, 2019 9:28 pm

Americans are very charitable. A report last year said (https://givingusa.org/giving-usa-2018-americans-gave-410-02-billion-to-charity-in-2017-crossing-the-400-billion-mark-for-the-first-time/) they g...

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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 ...

August 20, 2019 12:02 am

No. Depending on your income (including tax-exempt interest) and your filing status, as much as 85% of Social Security benefits may be includible in gross income. If your income is lower, you may only...

August 20, 2019 12:00 am

The deduction from gross income (no itemizing required) for tuition and fees expired at the end of 2017. However, there is still some hope that it may be extended retroactively for 2018. And there is ...

August 19, 2019 11:58 pm

Cash contributions made to charity in 2018 and beyond are deductible up to 60% of adjusted gross income. If you have a carryover of a cash contribution because of the application of the 50% limit that...

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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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