Many of the church leaders I know and work with have been puzzled about an obscure provision in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 known as the parking lot tax. This provision deals with parking provided to employees. Some leaders are concerned that these parking spaces have become a potential tax liability. As frequently happens with a change in the tax code, there is lots of confusion about the intent and its consequence.
As I meet with clients throughout the year, I stress the importance of tax efficient planning strategies. I explain that tax efficiency is simply an attempt to minimize tax liability when given many different financial decisions. The tax code offers many ways to reduce your tax liabilities if you know how to use it. Your income can be converted into assets with smart tax planning. The real key to building wealth lies in creating assets.
Tax season is the time when CPAs and other tax professionals are fully engaged in preparing client returns. The professionals know that for small businesses taxes are always challenging and require constant attention. Consider how the changes to the tax law that apply to the 2108 returns increase the complexity of the process. Here is some advice from tax professionals for small-business owners to help them respond to the changes brought by tax reform and navigate the perennial tax burdens they always face.
As the 2019 tax season gets underway, tax professionals are working with a complex set of changes to the tax code as a result of the The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Amidst the many uncertainties of the new regulations, specific changes afford small business owners some important planning opportunities.
As the end of 2018 quickly approaches, real estate investors and landlords are reviewing records in preparation for filing tax returns. The tax reform bill, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, enacted sweeping changes to the Internal Revenue Code that will apply to 2018 returns. Real estate investors and landlords stand to benefit from many of the new law’s provisions. It is important that year-end planning address these changes.
As the end of 2018 quickly approaches, many small business owners are reviewing records in preparation for filing tax returns. The tax reform bill, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, enacted sweeping changes to the Internal Revenue Code that will apply to 2018 returns. It is important that year-end planning address these changes.
Summer is the season for tax audits. You may have forgotten all about the tax preparation process of last winter. Realistically, the chances for an individual audit are low - around 0.6 percent or about one in every 160 returns. However, tax preparers advise that it’s important for their clients to be aware of the triggers. Here are some of the things that the professionals pay attention to as they prepare your tax return:
The tax reform bill, H.R 1, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act which enacted sweeping changes to the Internal Revenue Code, contains numerous changes that will affect businesses large and small. The new tax law is complex; most business owners will look to their accountants and tax professionals for explanations of the changes.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act went into effect January 1, 2018. That means that the changes made won’t affect your 2017 tax filing in April 2018. Many of the deductions available to individual taxpayers survived the new tax law and will still be available to you when you file in 2019. Some have been modified. Here’s a checklist of those tax deductions:
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) enacted changes to the Internal Revenue Code that affect many types of business. Real estate investors and landlords stand to benefit from many of the new law’s provisions. These changes to the business tax structure are permanent and relatively comprehensive. Landlords and property owners should consult their accountants and tax professionals for explanations of the changes.