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Tax reform 2.0 may include lowering the corporate tax rate, according to President Donald Trump. Republicans are “thinking about bringing the 21% down to 20,” Trump said on July 1. “Then, for the most part, the rest of it would go right to the middle class.” Corporate Tax Cuts The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

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Taxpayers will be able to file federal income taxes starting next filing season on a new postcard-sized Form 1040. The IRS officially released the draft 2018 Form 1040 on June 29. Draft Form 1040 The new Form 1040 will be finalized this summer as IRS works with the tax professionals to finalize the form. The

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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) includes several changes that affect partnerships and their partners, and LLCs that are treated as partnerships for tax purposes and their members. Most of the changes are good news. Here are some highlights: Technical Termination Rule Repealed (Good) Under prior law, a partnership or an LLC treated as

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If your property qualifies as a “residence,” you face the strictest limits of the vacation home rules. Your property is a “residence” if you use the rental property for personal use for more than the greater of 14 days in the year or 10 percent of the days during the year in which you rent

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The days when you could convert your rental property or vacation home to a principal residence and then use the full $250,000/$500,000 home-sale exclusion to avoid taxes are gone. Here’s how the $250,000/$500,000 exclusion works today. You must divide your period of home ownership into two categories—qualified and non-qualified use: Qualified use means the time

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When you convert your existing traditional IRA into a Roth IRA and then reverse the transaction by switching the account back to traditional IRA status, the reversal is called a recharacterization in IRS-speak. If you had a sizable accumulation in your traditional IRA, the ability to convert that traditional IRA to a Roth IRA and

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