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What You Need to Know About Tax Deductions for Donating Art and Personal Property

If you are a lover of art or other fine collectibles, you probably want your collections to go to someone who will appreciate them as you do. You may also want to use your valuable collections to benefit a charitable organization that is important to…
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Understanding the Qualified Business Income Deduction

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has made some significant changes to the Tax Code, one of which is the implementation of the qualified business income (QBI) deduction. This deduction is found in Section 199A of the Tax Code. Although one goal of the…
Categories: Business Law, Tax Law
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How the TCJA Impacts Charitable Giving

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) is the most sweeping tax reform in decades. When it took effect on January 1, 2018, it changed many things we have come to take for granted about taxes and tax deductions in this country. One of those is the relations…
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Corporate Tax Rate Changes and Choice of Business Entity

Choosing a business entity — whether a C corporation, S corporation, partnership, limited liability company, or sole proprietorship — is one of the first, and most important choices you will make for your business. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA…
Categories: Business Law, Tax Law
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Temporary Increase in Estate Tax Exemption (and Portability)

On January 1, 2018, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) took effect in the United States. The most sweeping tax reform in decades, the TCJA has affected the tax burden of both businesses and individuals, often in a favorable way. One such impact is the…
Categories: Estate Planning, Tax Law
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Elimination of Roth Conversion Recharacterization

For individuals saving for retirement, one of the things that makes a Roth IRA attractive is that the account is created and funded with post-tax dollars. This means the account owner need not pay income tax on funds when they are withdrawn in retire…
Categories: Retirement, Tax Law
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Individual Income Tax Brackets Change

You have no doubt heard a lot about the recently-enacted tax reform, and may be wondering what that means for your tax bracket. While tax reform has changed much about how we will pay taxes, one detail has not changed: there are still seven tax brack…
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Professional Service Company Owners Lose Out Under TCJA

As 2017 drew to a close, President Trump signed his promised tax reform into law. Dubbed the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” (TCJA) it was the most significant and thorough reform to U.S. tax law in more than three decades. Since it took effect…
Categories: Business Law, Tax Law
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How the New Tax Law Helps Landlords

With the recent passage of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), taxpayers are beginning to learn how much they stand to benefit from the new law. One of the groups of individuals that stands to benefit is landlords. If you own rental property, l…
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Tax Law Changes 2018 Note

Standard Deduction Increase vs. Elimination of Personal Exemptions: What Does it Mean?

Two of the changes brought about by the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act are the increase in the size of the standard deduction and the elimination of the personal exemption. How do these two changes work, and do they offset each other? Will the change in t…
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