1900 West Loop South, Suite 1150
Houston, TX 77027

(713) 621-4700
info@glocpas.com

29Aug

More Business Meal Tax Deductions After Tax Reforms

Here’s good news for business meals: the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) removed the “directly related and associated with” requirements from business meals. The net effect of this change is to subject business meals once again to the pre-1963 “ordinary and necessary” business expense rules. You are going to like these rules. Restaurants and

read more

19Jul

2019 luxury auto depreciation dollar limits and lease income add-backs released

Annual depreciation and expensing deductions for so-called luxury autos are limited to specific dollar amounts. The dollar limits amounts are inflation-adjusted each year. The IRS has announced that for autos (which includes trucks or vans) acquired and first placed in service during 2019, the dollar limit for the first year an auto is in service

read more

19Jul

Cents-per-mile & fleet average Fair Market Value maximums for 2019

IRS has announced that the 2019 inflation-adjusted maximum fair market values (FMVs) for employer-provided vehicles, the personal use of which can be valued for fringe benefit purposes at the mileage allowance rate (58¢ per mile for 2019). For 2019, the FMV can’t exceed $50,400 (was $50,000 for 2018). In addition, the 2019 maximum fleet-average vehicle

read more

19Jul

Taxpayer First Act grants new protections to taxpayers

In June, Congress passed the Taxpayer First Act of 2019 (the Act), and it was signed into law by the President on July 1. The Act, among other things, provides some new safeguards to taxpayers in their interactions with the IRS, including the following. … Notice to taxpayer of IRS contact with third party. Effective

read more

19Jul

No SALT Workarounds

Final regulations shoot down states’ SALT limitation workaround. For 2018 through 2025, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) limits an individual taxpayer’s annual SALT (state and local tax) deductions to a maximum of $10,000, with no carryover for taxes paid in excess of that amount. (The SALT deduction limit doesn’t apply to property taxes

read more

10Jun

Deduct Your Costs of Sponsoring Sports Teams

Have you wondered what it takes to deduct the costs of sponsoring a sports team? What if you play on the team? Could you pay for the team travel expenses? Revenue Ruling 70-393 states that the monies spent to outfit and support a sports team are similar to monies spent on other methods of advertising;

read more

10Jun

How to Handle Multiple Rental Activities and the 199A Deduction

There’s a lot of confusion out there around your rental activity and Section 199A. Your Section 199A considerations multiply when you have multiple rental activities. Here’s what you need to consider: Are your rental activities multiple trades or businesses, or one trade or business? Can you aggregate the rentals for Section 199A purposes? Do you

read more

10Jun

TCJA Allows Bonus Depreciation on Purchase of Leased Vehicle

Before the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), your purchase of the vehicle you were leasing did not qualify for either Section 179 expensing or bonus depreciation. But times have changed. The TCJA made two changes that mean 100 percent bonus depreciation is available on the vehicle you lease and then purchase, regardless of whether

read more

09Jun

New IRS FAQs on Qualified Business Deductions

On April 11, likely after you filed your tax return, the IRS updated its Section 199A (Qualified Business Deductions)  frequently asked questions (FAQs) by increasing the number of questions and answers from 12 to 33. The IRS often publishes FAQs on its website to help educate you on various tax law provisions. Section 199A is

read more

09Jun

Backdoor Roth IRA Opportunities Still Available After TCJA

Good news. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) did not harm the backdoor Roth strategy. As you may know, the Roth IRA is a terrific way to grow your wealth with a minimum tax downside because you pay the taxes up front and then, with the proper holding period, pay no taxes after that.

read more

A full-service accounting firm...reach out today for all your financial planning needs.

CONTACT US