Tax Accounting (Methods & Periods)

Bonus depreciation safe-harbor rules for vehicles issued

The IRS issued a safe-harbor procedure that taxpayers may follow for determining the deduction for depreciating passenger vehicles when they are eligible for 100% bonus depreciation but are also subject to the Sec. 280F limits on deductions for luxury automobiles.

IRS issues proposed regs. on 100% bonus depreciation

The IRS issued proposed regulations providing guidance on Sec. 168(k), which was amended by P.L. 115-97, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, to increase the allowable first-year depreciation deduction for qualified property from 50% to 100%.

When a tax cut is a profit hit

Companies with deferred tax assets may report surprisingly lower net income in 2017 even though they will benefit from lower income tax rates under the new tax law in 2018.

Trading virtual currencies

Tax preparers must reckon with not only transfers for property but also for other virtual currencies.

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Maximizing the higher education tax credits

A counterintuitive strategy can save taxes by including otherwise excludable scholarships in gross income.