Tax Deductions

The TCJA Shifted The Benefits Of Itemized Deductions To Higher-Income Households

The TCJA Shifted The Benefits Of Itemized Deductions To Higher-Income Households

The change was largely driven by two elements of the TCJA: Its increase in the standard deduction and its $10,000 cap on the state and local tax deduction. Combined with other changes, they resulted in a big decline in the number of people itemizing deductions.

For many business taxpayers, time is running out to elect out of new 100-percent depreciation deduction for 2017

For many business taxpayers, time is running out to elect out of new 100-percent depreciation deduction for 2017

The IRS reminds business taxpayers who placed qualifying property in service during 2017 but choose not to claim the new 100-percent depreciation deduction, that they have a limited time to file the required election with the IRS. In general, individuals and calendar-year corporations must file the election with the IRS by Oct. 15, 2018. The new 100-percent deduction allows businesses to write off most depreciable business assets in the year they are placed in service.

September: It's Not Too Soon For Taxes

September: It's Not Too Soon For Taxes

With the April 15 tax-filing deadline still months away, it may seem early to consider taxes, but when it comes to reducing your tax bill, starting early makes eminent sense. Too often tax planning is delayed until very late in the year or until we complete our tax returns. By then it is often too late to take corrective action.

Payments under state or local tax credit programs may be deductible as business expenses

Payments under state or local tax credit programs may be deductible as business expenses

Business taxpayers who make business-related payments to charities or government entities for which the taxpayers receive state or local tax credits can generally deduct the payments as business expenses, the Internal Revenue Service said today.