Have a Sunnier Tax Season with These Summertime IRS Tax Tips

The following article was published by the IRS. Buying a home? Working a summer job? Volunteering? Activities that are common in the summer often qualify for tax credits or deductions. And, while summertime and part-time workers may not earn enough to owe federal income tax, they should remember to file a return to get a refund for taxes [...]

Business Taxpayers Should Take Another Look at Their Estimated Tax Payments

The following article was published by the IRS. Taxpayers who pay quarterly estimated tax payments may want to revisit the amount they pay. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act changed the way most taxpayers calculate their tax. These taxpayers include those with substantial income not subject to withholding, such as small business owners and self-employed individuals. [...]

Business Owners can Claim a Qualified Business Income Deduction

The following article was published by the IRS. Eligible taxpayers may now deduct up to 20 percent of certain business income from domestic businesses operated as sole proprietorships or through partnerships, S corporations, trusts, and estates. The deduction may also be claimed on certain dividends. Eligible taxpayers can claim the deduction for the first time on [...]

Beware of the Alternative Minimum Tax

As tax reform efforts progressed late last year, there were high hopes that the individual Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) would be repealed. Unfortunately, it still exists under the TCJA. The good news is that you are allowed a relatively generous AMT exemption, which is deducted in calculating your AMT income. The TCJA significantly increases the AMT [...]

Here’s How the New Tax Law Revised Family Tax Credits

The following article was published by the IRS. More families will be able to get more money under the newly-revised Child Tax Credit, according to the Internal Revenue Service. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), the tax reform legislation passed in December 2017, doubled the maximum Child Tax Credit, boosted income limits to be able [...]