What Are the Income Tax Brackets for 2019 vs. 2018?

It’s never too early to start thinking about your next income tax return. For most taxpayers, that’ll be your return for the 2019 tax year–which, by the way, will be due on April 15, 2020. The 2019 tax rates themselves are the same as the tax rates in effect for the 2018 tax year: 10%, 12%, 22%, 24%, 32%, 35% …

7 Ways To Make Next Year’s Taxes Less Painful Than This Year’s

  Initial analysis of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 implied that take-home pay would go up for many Americans and that overall taxes would go down — at least for some people. Plenty of people are still freaking out about getting a smaller tax refund this year. If you’re paying attention to your actual tax bill and …

10 Essential Tax Questions & Answers For Homeowners

Albert Einstein once lamented, “The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.” If you buy, sell, finance or own real estate, it gets even harder. Yet there’s no reason to pay more than the minimum, and the Internal Revenue Code actually gives property owners lots of tax breaks. According to Art Ford, a certified public accountant …

Qualified business income deduction regulations proposed

The IRS issued proposed regulations on Wednesday regarding the qualified trade or business income deduction under Sec. 199A, which was enacted by P.L. 115-97, the law known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) (REG-107892-18). At the same time, it issued Notice 2018-64, which provides guidance on how to compute W-2 wages for purposes of the deduction, along with FAQs. The …

Deadline Closing in Fast Monday May 15 is the deadline for filing 2017 Louisiana Individual Income Tax returns. Taxes can be electronic filed with The Louisiana Department of Revenue for the fastest, most error-free tax return and refund processing. Louisiana File Online is the state’s free tax filing web application which can be reached at www.revenue.louisiana.gov/fileonline. Filing Extensions Available until …

IRS Adjusts Service Vehicle Depreciation Limits

2017 inflation Adjustments to Vehicle Depreciation The IRS on Friday March 24th issued the 2017 inflation adjustments to the depreciation limitations and lease inclusion amounts for certain automobiles under Sec. 280F (Rev. Proc. 2017-29). This year’s guidance includes figures for vehicles that are placed in service in 2017 and to which first-year bonus depreciation applies. For passenger automobiles (other than …

Small Business Tax Deductions in 2017

In 2017, many small businesses are eligible for a bigger deduction on equipment purchases, and those that aren’t required to provide health insurance will have an option to help staffers pay for coverage. Additionally, many companies have new filing deadlines for their tax returns, and owners who use their cars for business will get a slightly smaller deduction. Here are …

What the Affordable Care Act Means for You

The Affordable Care Act (ACA): has ushered in the most sweeping regulatory changes to the U.S. health care system since Medicare and Medicaid were passed about 50 years ago. It raises a full range of health care issues, and will continue to do so as provisions take effect through 2020. However, along with potentially increasing the affordability of health care …

New Rules May Affect Your Businesses

New laws and regulations could have an impact on how you manage your business or your tax planning. Below is a summary of important developments you should be aware of: In a change from past rules, businesses must file all Forms W-2 and W-3 and some Forms 1099-MISC with the IRS and the Social Security Administration no later than Jan. …

Some Tax Refunds Will Be Delayed in 2017

As the holidays approach, the Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers to remember that a new law requires the IRS to hold refunds until mid-February in 2017 for people claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC). In addition, new identity theft and refund fraud safeguards put in place by the IRS and the …