IRS Releases Draft Instructions for 2018 Form 1040
The IRS has released Draft Instructions for the 2018 Form 1040.
Additionally, the IRS has cautioned taxpayers that the draft
instructions are subject to change. The IRS released a draft of the
New IRS Commissioner: Rettig Takes the Reins
The IRS’s new Commissioner was officially sworn in on October 1 by
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. IRS Commissioner
Charles "Chuck" P. Rettig will lead the implementation of
How do I? Set up a like-kind exchange
Under Code Sec. 1031, a taxpayer can make a tax-free exchange of
property held for productive use in a trade or business or for
investment. The exchange must be made for other property that the
How Do I? Get a tax break on my vacation home
Vacation homes offer owners tax breaks similar-but not identical-to
those for primary residences. Vacation homes also offer owners the
opportunity to earn tax-advantaged and even tax-free income.
FAQ: How are vacation homes taxed?
Vacation homes offer owners many tax breaks similar to those for
primary residences. Vacation homes also offer owners the
opportunity to earn tax-advantaged and even tax-free income from a
FAQ: How are LLCs taxed?
An LLC (limited liability company) is not a federal tax entity.
LLCs are organized under state law. LLCs are not specifically
mentioned in the Tax Code, and there are no special IRS regulations
How do I? Get the most from my inherited IRA?
Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) are popular retirement
savings vehicles that enable taxpayers to build their nest egg
slowly over the years and enjoy tax benefits as well. But what
happens to th...
How do I? Make a Section 83(b) stock election
Stock is a popular and valuable compensation tool for employers and
employees. Employees are encouraged to stay with the company and to
work harder, to enhance the value of the stock they will earn. E...
FAQ: What is a family partnership?
The family partnership is a common device for reducing the overall
tax burden of family members. Family members who contribute
property or services to a partnership in exchange for partnership
Contemporaneous tax records: Are you keeping up?
Everybody knows that tax deductions aren't allowed without proof in
the form of documentation. What records are needed to "prove it" to
the IRS vary depending upon the type of deduction that you may w...
FAQ: What is a disregarded entity?
A disregarded entity refers to a business entity with one owner
that is not recognized for tax purposes as an entity separate from
its owner. A single-member LLC ("SMLLC"), for example, is
Coming soon: greater tax-wise retirement options
Retired employees often start taking benefits by age 65 and, under
the minimum distribution rules, must begin taking distributions
from their retirement plans when they reach age 70 ½. Accordin...
FAQ: What tax breaks come with raising a child?
Taxpayers with children should be aware of the numerous tax breaks
for which they may qualify. Among them are: the dependency
exemption, child tax credit, child care credit, and adoption
credit. As th...
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