Taxpayers Should Be on the Lookout for New Versions of These Two Scams

The following article was published by the IRS. With scam artists hard at work all year, taxpayers should be on the lookout for a surge of evolving phishing emails and telephone scams. Taxpayers should watch for new versions of two tax-related scams. One involves Social Security numbers related to tax issues. The other threatens taxpayers with [...]

Your Taxes in the Sharing Economy

What do social media gigs, driving for companies like Uber, and renting out spare bedrooms in your house to travelers all have in common? They are all different ways of participating in what has become known as the Sharing Economy. This is also known as the Gig, On-Demand, or Access Economy. With the [...]

IRS Confirms Tax Filing Season to Begin January 28

The following article was published by the IRS. Despite the government shutdown, the Internal Revenue Service has confirmed that it will process tax returns beginning January 28, 2019 and provide refunds to taxpayers as scheduled. “We are committed to ensuring that taxpayers receive their refunds notwithstanding the government shutdown. I appreciate the hard work [...]

Monitor State Response to Tax Reform

States react differently to changes to federal tax law. For example, some states automatically conform to federal tax law as soon as legislation is passed. Other states require their legislatures to adopt federal tax law as of a fixed date. This generally occurs on an annual basis. There are some states, however, that pick and choose [...]

Consider Investing in Qualified Opportunity Zones

Tucked away in the TCJA is the creation of Qualified Opportunity Zones (QO Zones). These are low-income communities that meet certain requirements. Investing in QO Zones can result in two major tax breaks: (1) temporary deferral of gain from the sale of property and (2) permanent exclusion of post-acquisition capital gains on the disposition of investments [...]