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Individual income taxation
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Here are the rules for the treatment of negative QBI and some planning ideas for mitigating its effect on the QBI deduction.
The donations had donative intent, were reasonably valued, and were supported with documentation that substantially complied with the regulations, the Tax Court finds.
The IRS issued guidance to employers and employees on reporting deferred Social Security tax on Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, under the Aug. 8 Presidential Memorandum authorizing the deferral.
The IRS issued the 2021 inflation adjustment amounts and tax tables for use in preparing 2021 tax returns in the 2022 filing season. Many of the over 60 items increased from 2020.
The Social Security Administration announced that the maximum amount of wages subject to the old age, survivors, and disability insurance tax will increase to $142,800 in 2021 from $137,700 in 2020.
The IRS announced that it was extending the deadline from Oct. 15 to Nov. 21 at midnight for certain individuals to enter their information on the Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here tool on the IRS website to receive the $1,200 stimulus payment due to individual taxpayers.
Eligible individuals with disabilities received guidance from the IRS on the rules regarding ABLE accounts. Tax-favored ABLE accounts allow eligible individuals to save money to meet qualified disability expenses.
The IRS finalized rules implementing provisions of the law known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, P.L. 115-97, disallowing deductions for most business entertainment expenses and distinguishing them from business food and beverage expenses that remain deductible.
The IRS issued final regulations providing guidance on withholding federal income tax from employees’ wages under changes enacted in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
A qualified rollover contribution to a Roth IRA or an in-plan rollover to a designated Roth account, known as a Roth conversion, can be attractive for CPA advisers' clients because it provides a higher net present value of cash flow from their retirement savings, benefiting themselves or their beneficiaries.
Losses are not likely deductible by individuals through 2025, but the receipt of free identity protection services may be nontaxable.
Proposed regulations address post-TCJA Sec. 1031 transactions.
The IRS makes clear in final regulations that the health care premium tax credit calculation is unaffected by the personal exemption decrease to zero.
The IRS finalized proposed regulations defining “qualifying relative” for tax years 2018–2025, in which the personal exemption amount is zero.
The IRS issued the 2020-2021 per-diem rates for business travelers who incur expenses while traveling away from home.
The IRS said that COVID-19 testing and diagnostics are not minimum essential coverage under a government-sponsored program and therefore do not disqualify taxpayers from taking the Sec. 36B premium tax credit or Medicaid.
Munis remain as popular as ever, but states’ fiscal woes from COVID-19 and other trends could alter the investing landscape.
A one-time deduction of up to $300 can be taken directly on individual returns.