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October 13, 2011
Many tax benefits for business will either expire at the end of 2011 or become less valuable after 2011. Two of the most important benefits are bonus depreciation and Code Sec. 179 expensing. Both apply to investments in tangible property that can be depreciated. Other sunsetting opportunities might also be considered.
October 10, 2011
2011 year end tax planning for individuals lacks some of the drama of recent years but can be no less rewarding. Last year, individual taxpayers were facing looming tax increases as the calendar changed from 2010 to 2011; particularly, increased tax rates on wages, interest and other ordinary income, and higher rates on long-term capital gains and qualified dividends.
September 30, 2011
The IRS has adopted final regulations with respect to the allocation by a partnership of foreign income taxes. The final regulations are intended to improve the operation of an existing safe harbor rule. This safe harbor rule, under Reg. §1.704-1(b)(4)(viii), determines whether allocations of creditable foreign tax expenditures (CFTEs) are deemed to be in accordance with the partners' interests in the partnership.
September 22, 2011
Adoptive parents may be eligible for federal tax incentives. The Tax Code includes an adoption tax credit to help defray the costs of an adoption. Recent changes to the adoption tax credit make it very valuable.
September 19, 2011
Taxpayers can request a copy of their federal income tax return and all attachments from the IRS. In lieu of a copy of your return (and to save the fee that the IRS charges for a copy of your tax return), you can request a tax transcript from the IRS at no charge. A tax transcript is a computer print-out of your return information.
September 12, 2011
The start of the school year is a good time to consider the variety of tax benefits available for education. Congress has been generous in providing education benefits in the form of credits, deductions and exclusions from income. The following list describes the most often used of these benefits.
September 09, 2011
With the stock market fluctuating up and down (but especially down), some investors may decide to cash out investments that they initially planned to hold. They may have taxable gains or losses they did not expect to realize. Other investors may look to diversifying their portfolios further, moving a more significant portion into Treasury bills, CDs and other "cash-like" instruments, or even into gold and other precious metals. Here are reminders about some of the tax issues involved in these decisions.
September 01, 2011
Congress has returned to work after its August recess under a tight deadline to reduce the federal budget deficit and also, possibly, extend some expiring tax incentives. Between now and the end of the year, Congress could enact significant tax reform in a deficit reduction package; or it may take a piecemeal approach. All this Congressional activity contributes to uncertainty in tax planning.
January 22, 2010 | Wald and Company
Tax legislation. In November, Congress passed the Worker, Home-ownership and Business Assistance Act. The new law provides all businesses with an expanded net operating loss (NOL) carry back and extends the first-time homebuyer credit. CCH Federal Tax Weekly, No. 45, November 12, 2009.
May 04, 2009
You've just filed your 2008 tax return and the last thing you likely want to think about is the next filing season. However, it never hurts to have a leg up, and with the end of filing season and the 2009 tax year well underway, now is a great time to take a look back and learn some lessons from this filing season that can undoubtedly help you next year.
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