Tax

Social Security wage base set for 2019

The Social Security Administration said that the amount of wages subject to the old age, survivors, and disability insurance (OASDI) tax for 2019 will be $132,900, increased from 2018’s maximum of $128,400.

Tax preparer due diligence rules are finalized

The IRS issued final regulations on the penalty that applies to tax return preparers who fail to exercise due diligence in preparing returns for taxpayers who are claiming head-of-household filing status, the earned income tax credit, the child tax credit, the additional child tax credit, or the American opportunity tax credit.

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Deemed personal exemption amount introduced ... Guidance on automatic method changes for TCJA small business relief ... Rules issued for elementary and secondary school 529 plan distributions

Association addresses digital economy tax issues

The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants released a policy paper urging global solutions to the tax treatment of transactions in the digital economy, emphasizing its own Guiding Principles of Good Tax Policy.

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