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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA), passed at the end of last year, generally took effect in 2018. Therefore, the fourth quarter of this year provides the first real opportunity for year-end planning under what has been called the most important tax law passed...read more
If your company makes sales to out-of-state buyers, do you need to collect state sales tax? Until recently, Supreme Court decisions from the 20th century declared that would not necessarily be the case. What's Inside Supreme Court decision in Wayfair affects online...read more
Taxpayers who itemize deductions on Schedule A of their tax return have been able to deduct outlays for state and local income tax as well as property tax with no upper limit. (State and local sales tax may be deducted instead of income tax.) However, as of 2018, the...read more
For many years, 529 college savings plans have offered a tax-favored way to save for higher education. These plans, officially qualified tuition programs, are named for the IRC section that provides their advantages. What's Inside How the new tax law affects 529 plans...read more
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 increased the federal estate tax exemption to $11.18 million for 2018. That's per person, so the combined exemption for a married couple can be as much ad $22,360,000 worth of assets this year. What's Inside More give in the gift tax...read more
As previously reported in the April 2018 edition of the CPA Client Bulletin, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 affected the tax deduction for interest paid on home equity debt as of 2018. Under prior law, you could deduct interest on up to $100,000 of home equity...read more
When couples divorce, financial negotiations often involve alimony. The tax rules regarding alimony were dramatically changed by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017, but existing agreements have been grandfathered. In addition, the old rules remain in effect for...read more
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017, passed at year end, has been called the most extensive tax legislation in more than 30 years. It's certainly far reaching, covering individual income taxes, business income taxes, and estate taxes. The new law has many tax...read more
Most portfolio allocations call for a mix of stocks (equities) and bonds (fixed income). The underlying theory is that stocks may deliver substantial results over the long term, whereas bonds contribute interest income and lower volatility. What's Inside Weighing the...read more
So far, following counties are known to allow prepayments: Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, LaSalle and Will. Cook first installment only; can be paid online – bills already available online. Also by mail (postmarked by 12/31/2017) or at any Chase Bank branch in Illinois....read more
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