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IRS Issued Proposed Regs on Using Rental Real Estate Income for QBI Deduction

As a follow-up to the ongoing discussion of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’s qualified business income deduction, we’re diving in-depth on how rental real estate income may qualify as QBI under Section 199A. Download Now Overview of the QBI Pass-through Deduction As a brief review, the TCJA offers a tax deduction of 20% of […]




Tax-related Identity Theft Continues in 2018

The 2017 tax filing due date may have passed, but businesses and individuals are still at risk of becoming identity theft victims. We’ll show you common tax-related scams and how to protect yourself and your company. Download PDF What is tax-related identity theft? Tax-related identity theft typically occurs by a thief using a stolen social […]




IRS Clarifies New Tax Law regarding Deductions for Homeowners

Passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) in December 2017 has led to confusion over some of the changes to longstanding deductions, including the deduction for interest on home equity loans. In response, the IRS has issued a statement clarifying that the interest on home equity loans, home equity lines of credit and […]




2018 Budget Act Brings Additional Tax Changes

On February 9, President Trump signed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (BBA), ending a brief government shutdown. This 2-year budget contains a host of tax law changes.  We have highlighted the primary areas the bill covers below. Download PDF Tax Extenders Retroactive through 2017 The BBA extends for one year a set of tax […]




New Partnership Audit Regime Now Effective

Most eyes have been on the implications of the tax reform signed into law last December, but it’s not the only tax legislation to introduce significant changes. The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 changed how partnerships were to be audited, and those changes are now effective this year. Why Is This Happening? The Bipartisan Budget […]




2018 Tax Calendar

Here’s a summary of important deadlines for this year. Be advised that some deadlines have been moved earlier or later compared to previous years.   Date Deadline  February 12 Individuals: Reporting January tip income, $20 or more, to employers (Form 4070). Employers: Reporting income tax withholding and FICA taxes for fourth quarter 2017 (Form 941) […]




Disclosure of Foreign Accounts: 4 Facts about FATCA

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) requires certain U.S. taxpayers who have interests in “specified foreign financial assets” to provide information to the IRS. This article offers four facts for individuals about FATCA, such as which assets need to be reported and who might be exempt from the law’s requirements. If you hold assets […]




Trust & Estate Insights September 2016

INSIDE THIS ISSUE • When an Inheritance Is Too Good to Be True: How Income in Respect of a Decedent Works • Know Your Options for Business Interest Transfers • Beware the Transfer-for-Value Rule When Dealing with Life Insurance • The Section 1031 Exchange: Why It’s Such a Great Estate Planning Tool