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(Date posted: November 9, 2018)
The followings are articles regarding tax law changes and are categorized in:
- Individual Income Tax Provisions
- Trust and Estate Income Tax
- Estate, Gift and Generation-Skipping Transfer Taxes
- Pension and IRA Provisions
- Business Provisions
- Sole Proprietorships, S Corporations & Partnerships Tax Changes
- Extender Provisions
- Illinois Makes Changes in 2017 Affecting Various Taxes
- Things to Consider before the End of 2018
- 2018 Tax Rate Schedule
- 2019 Tax Rate Schedule
(Date posted: May 21, 2019)
Many employers prefer to classify workers as independent contractors to lower costs, even if it means having less control over a worker’s day-to-day activities. But the government is on the lookout for businesses that classify workers as independent contractors simply to reduce taxes or avoid their employee benefit obligations.
(Date posted: May 14, 2019)
Unforeseen disasters happen all the time and they may cause damage to your home or personal property. Before the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, eligible casualty loss victims could claim a deduction on their tax returns. But there are new restrictions that make these deductions much more difficult to take.
What’s considered a casualty for tax purposes? It’s a sudden, unexpected or unusual event, such as a hurricane, tornado, flood, earthquake, or fire; an accident or act of vandalism; or even a terrorist attack.
(Date posted: May 7, 2019)
Have you recently started a new business? Or are you contemplating starting one? Launching a new venture is a hectic, exciting time. And as you know, before you even open the doors, you generally have to spend a lot of money. You may have to train workers and pay for rent, utilities, marketing and more.
Entrepreneurs are often unaware that many expenses incurred by start-ups can’t be deducted right away. You should be aware that the way you handle some of your initial expenses can make a large difference in your tax bill.
(Date posted: April 30, 2019)
Once your 2018 tax return has been successfully filed with the IRS, you may still have some questions. Here are brief answers to three questions that we’re frequently asked at this time of year.