Proposed Regs Provided for Code Sec. 163(j) Limit
The IRS has proposed regulations on the limitation on the business
interest expense deduction under Code Sec. 163(j), as amended by
the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) ( P.L. 115-97). The IRS also has
Deductions Denied to Medical Marijuana Dispensary
A nonprofit corporation that operated a medical-marijuana
dispensary legally under California law was not allowed to claim
deductions for business expenses on its federal return. Code Sec.
2019 Standard Mileage Rates Released
The IRS released the optional standard mileage rates for 2019. Most
taxpayers may use these rates to compute deductible costs of
operating vehicles for:...
Proposed Regs Address Foreign Tax Credit Changes
Highly anticipated foreign tax credit regulations have been issued
that provide guidance on the significant changes made to the
foreign tax credit rules by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act ( P.L.
Guidance on 2019 Withholding Rules
The IRS has provided interim guidance for the 2019 calendar year on
income tax withholding from wages and withholding from retirement
and annuity distributions. In general, certain 2018 withholding
IRS Releases Draft Instructions for 2018 Form 1040
The IRS has released Draft Instructions for the 2018 Form 1040.
Additionally, the IRS has cautioned taxpayers that the draft
instructions are subject to change. The IRS released a draft of the
FAQ: What is the self-rental rule?
Under Code Sec. 469, passive losses can only be used to offset
passive income. Taxpayers who have losses from a passive
activity cannot use losses from a passive activity to offset
How do I? Prove business expenses
Everyone in business must keep records. Among other things, good
records will help a business prepare the business tax returns, and
will support items reported on tax returns. Taxpayers also must
FAQ…do I need a receipt for every gift to charity
The IRS requires that taxpayers substantiate their donations to
charity. Whatever the donation is, whether money or a household
item or clothing, the substantiation rules must be followed. The
FAQ: What is an information document request (IDR)?
When an IRS is conducting a detailed audit of a taxpayer, it may
want to see documents and records retained by the taxpayer. The
examiner will ask the taxpayer what type of documents are
Coming soon: greater tax-wise retirement options
Retired employees often start taking benefits by age 65 and, under
the minimum distribution rules, must begin taking distributions
from their retirement plans when they reach age 70 ½. Accordin...
How do I… Guard against taxpayer identity theft?
The number of tax return-related identity theft incidents has
almost doubled in the past three years to well over half a million
reported during 2011, according to a recent report by the Treasury
Common IRA contribution and distribution mistakes
Individual retirement accounts (IRAs) -- both traditional and Roth
IRAs -- are among the most popular retirement savings vehicles
today. Protecting the value of your IRA (and other retirement
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