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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Good News: Most Rentals Likely Qualify as Section 199A Businesses The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act tax reform added new tax code Section 199A, which created a 20 percent tax deduction possibility for you if your rental property (a) has profits and (b) can qualify as a trade or business. As the law now stands,

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Check out these 4 great Tax Saving Tips Tip #1:  When the Second Office in the Home Is a Principal Place of Business When possible, you want to claim that your office in your home qualifies as a principal place of business because this classification gives you the home-office deduction, and eliminates commuting from your

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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) tax reform added an amazing limit on larger business losses that can attack you where it hurts—right in your cash flow. And this new law works in some unusual ways that can tax you even when you have no real income for the year. When you know how Read More

The Section 199A 20% tax deduction is a gift from lawmakers. Literally, you don’t earn this deduction; it’s simply there for you if you qualify. Under the trade or business rule, your rental property profits can create the deduction. And now, under an alternative rule, you can use the newly created IRS safe harbor to

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Arthur E. Boyce claimed a $28,749 Section 179 deduction for the cost of his new truck. In walked the IRS, and it denied the Section 179 deduction because Boyce leased the truck that he thought he purchased. The court ruled for the IRS. Good-bye, $28,749 tax deduction. Pertinent Facts The contract between Boyce and Dan

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Tax reform has had a significant impact on the tax deductions you can now claim for business entertainment and meals. The chart below shows you how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act treats 12 meal and/or entertainment events. Read More