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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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Federal Tax Day – Current, C.1,Lawmakers, White House Continue to Talk Tax Reform   Although tax reform was enacted last December under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) (P.L. 115-97), the discussion of tax cuts and reform continues to be a priority among lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Additional tax bills are expected to move

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Yes, Tax Reform Did Kill Prospect and Client Meal Deductions You likely have heard conflicting information on the deductibility of business meals with clients and prospects. I have spent time researching this issue, and my conclusion is that tax reform eliminated tax deductions for business meals with clients and prospects. Before enactment of the Tax

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Tax Reform: Will Section 199A Phase In or Phase Out Your 20 Percent Deduction? If your pass-through business is an in-favor business and it qualifies for tax reform’s new 20 percent tax deduction on qualified business income, you benefit at all times, including being above, below, or in the expanded wage and property phase-in range.

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Home Office with More Than One Business The office-in-the-home deduction produces good-to-excellent tax savings by turning personal house expenses into business deductions. Additionally, it enables you to deduct big vehicle expenses by eliminating nondeductible commuting mileage. But to qualify for the home-office deduction, you must use the office exclusively for the business or businesses for

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