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IRS Rules for Deducting Your Business Gym If you have been thinking about the fitness of your employees and the possibility of a gym or other athletic facility, then you need to know the tax rules. To be tax deductible, your gym or other athletic facility must be primarily for the benefit of your employees—other Read More

In times of yore, children were warned that television would rot their brains. Today, though, there’s an impressive selection of edutainment, programming that both teaches and tantalizes. These shows have given many children an entrepreneurial edge that will serve them well the rest of their lives. This AICPA Insights article shares a shortlist of shows

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The Internal Revenue Service released a new five-year Strategic Plan outlining goals to improve taxpayer service and tax administration. The Fiscal Year 2018-2022 IRS Strategic Plan will serve as a roadmap to help guide the agency’s programs and operations. The plan will also help meet the changing needs of taxpayers and members of the tax community.

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“Phase Two” of Tax Reform – May, 2018 President Donald Trump and the House’s top tax writer think Congress and the president should work to make the tax code better every year. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Tex., said in an interview this week that he and the president share this goal and

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Proving Travel Expenses after Tax Reform As you likely know by now, your travel meals continue under tax reform as tax-deductible meals subject to the 50 percent cut. And tax reform did not change the rules that apply to your other travel expense deductions. One beauty of being in business for yourself is the ability

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House Approved Bipartisan IRS Reform Package, (Apr. 19, 2018) The House on April 18 approved the two largest bills of a bipartisan IRS reform package. The bills aim to restructure the IRS for the first time in 20 years. The 21st Century IRS Bill (HR 5445) was approved 414-to-0 and the Taxpayer First Bill (HR 5444)

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S Corporation Fringe Benefits after the Recent Tax Reform Fringe benefits are usually a good thing—but there’s a catch when you own more than 2 percent of an S corporation. The good news? Federal tax law allows the cost of these fringes as deductible expenses for your S corporation. The bad news? You, the shareholder-employee

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March 22, 2018 The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) requested immediate guidance from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and U.S. Department of the Treasury on various issues regarding section 199A of the new Internal Revenue Code, the deduction for qualified business income (QBI) of pass-through entities. “Taxpayers and practitioners need clarity regarding QBI in order

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A bipartisan proposal to redesign the IRS for the first time since 1998 was released on March 26. House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Lynn Jenkins, R-Kan., and ranking member John Lewis, D-Ga., released the Taxpayer First Bill, a discussion draft of proposed legislation to improve IRS operations. “I am proud of the work

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Federal Tax Day – Weekly Report from Washington, D.C.,(Mar. 19, 2018) The Trump administration and House Republicans are working on a “phase-two” of tax reform. Additionally, an IRS reform bill is expected to be released from the House Ways and Means Committee in the coming weeks. A Ways and Means spokesperson told Wolters Kluwer that

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