As of March 16, 2020, the Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania Division of Revenue posted the following alerts: Delaware: The Delaware Division of Revenue has issued an announcement that while the State of Delaware has declared a state of emergency to prepare for the spread of the coronavirus, all state offices currently remain open. Maryland: The Maryland Comptroller’s Office announced that … Continued
Posted by Michael H. Abernathy Jr, CPA Although Congress incentivizes individuals to save for retirement by allowing various tax-free savings vehicles, they do eventually require taxpayers to dig into their nest eggs. When taxpayers reach age 70 ½ they must withdraw at least a specified minimum amount of funds from their retirement accounts each year. These required minimum distributions (RMDs) … Continued
Posted by Michael H. Abernathy Jr., CPA For S-Corporation owners, complex regulatory environments and constantly changing tax laws make deciding upon the correct method and amount to pay yourself a burdensome endeavor. S-Corporation owners have an incentive to characterize income taken out of their business as owner distributions instead of wages to avoid payroll taxes and create potential Qualified Business … Continued
Prior to 2018, taxpayers could take a deduction for personal casualty losses experienced during the tax year.
Posted by Amy L. Gordon, CPA The marriage tax penalty or benefit occurs from a change in a couple’s tax liability as a result of marriage and subsequently filing jointly. The marriage tax penalty results when the tax burden of a married couple filing jointly is greater than that of an unmarried couple filing separately. This penalty has impacted married … Continued
Did you file a timely income tax return and then realize you missed something or made a mistake?
With the basic exclusion amount at $11.18 million and growing, along with portability of a decedent’s unused exclusion, most individuals will not have a federal estate tax liability.
We are in the thick of the tax filing season and the call volume to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is high, so we would like to share some tips the IRS has communicated which will enable you to get a quick answer.
With the new tax law in full effect, it’s a good idea to reexamine your federal tax withholding for this and future years.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the Act) made several changes to the rules regarding the deduction of business meals and entertainment.