IRS Withholding Woes: 2019 Tax Season Off to a Rocky Start

If you’re used to a big tax refund each spring, don’t make plans for this year’s refund just yet. Millions of Americans who already stated filing their taxes anticipating a refund are getting noticeably less. Some taxpayers even owe money when nothing changed in 2018. What did change in 2018 was tax withholding. And with … Continued →

How Will the Government Shutdown Affect Tax Season?

The U.S. government was partially shut down on December 22, 2017 and was recently reopened last week; a record-breaking length of time. Although most of the damage to the economy will be reversed as federal workers return to their jobs, the CBO estimated $3 billion in economic activity is permanently lost. How will this affect tax … Continued →

Is Your Summer Vacation Tax Deductible?

For many, summer vacations are a way to relax and unwind and enjoy what is usually sunny, warm weather. Maybe your ideal vacation destination is a beach; perhaps the lake or mountains. Paying for dream destinations can be challenging, though. Have you considered turning your vacation into a tax deduction? It’s possible.   Active Versus … Continued →

Tax Updates: Notice 2015-82

Increase in De Minimis Safe Harbor Limit for Taxpayers Without an Applicable Financial Statement Notice 2015-82 increases the de minimis safe harbor limit provided in § 1.263(a)-1(f)(1)(ii)(D) of the Income Tax Regulations for a taxpayer without an applicable financial statement (“AFS”) from $500 to $2,500. Notice 2015-82 will be published in Internal Revenue Bulletin 2015-50 … Continued →

New Mileage Rates Released by IRS

The IRS has released the 2014 optional standard mileage rates that employees, self-employed individuals, and other taxpayers can use to compute deductible costs of operating automobiles (including vans, pickups and panel trucks) for business, medical, moving and charitable purposes. The 2014 standard mileage rate is 56 cents per mile for business uses and 23.5 cents … Continued →