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Category: Tax and Financial News

Electric Vehicle Tax Credits and the Future of the Automotive Industry - Sep. 01, 2022

Electric Vehicle Tax Credits and the Future of the Automotive IndustryOne highlight of the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA; HR 5376) includes modifications to what is more commonly referred to as EV credits. Specifically, Section 30D of the Act is where the most important modifications are, and where the present tax credit for electric vehicles is spelled out in the U.S. Code. […] read more

Expanding the Net Investment Income Tax - Aug. 01, 2022

Expanding the Net Investment Income TaxDespite borrowing massive amounts of money, the government still needs to find ways to raise revenue to pay for new programs and spending. The current democratically controlled Congress is looking to potentially implement new social programs and a climate bill. As a way of funding these initiatives, they are considering an expansion of the Net […] read more

The IRS is Auditing Fewer Returns than Ever - Jul. 01, 2022

The IRS is Auditing Fewer Returns than EverOne of the perennial fears of taxpayers is getting audited by the IRS. Financially, few scenarios strike such fear into the heart of taxpayers. However, taxpayers can probably breathe a sigh of relief – at least for now. This is because the rate at which the IRS is initiating audits of individual taxpayers is dropping […] read more

Tax Break for Commercial Real Estate Investors - Jun. 01, 2022

COVID-19 impacted the economy dramatically and commercial real estate was no exception in terms of decreased values. Often, the real property could no longer service the debt used to finance it. This debt restructuring and resulting debt forgiveness can result in taxable income. Taxable Income and Debt Cancellation If you have a $80,000 loan and […] read more

Secure 2.0 Retirement Bill - May. 01, 2022

Secure 2.0 Retirement BillAt the very end of March, the House of Representatives passed a version of the bill known as Secure 2.0. The bill passed the House with overwhelming bipartisan support in a 414-5 vote. The House version still needs to pass in the Senate, where there are differing ideas on exactly what the bill should contain. […] read more

What Every Taxpayer Needs to Know This Season - Apr. 01, 2022

What Every Taxpayer Needs to Know This SeasonThe IRS is currently suffering a severe backlog in processing returns from 2021 for the 2020 tax year. As of Dec. 31, there were still more than 6 million unprocessed individual returns with notices and pending refunds. There are a few things every taxpayer should know that can help them navigate any delays in filing […] read more

Taxation of Legal Settlements and Fees - Mar. 01, 2022

Taxation of Legal Settlements and FeesThe taxation of legal settlements and fees is a complex topic. While the mechanics to make a proper claim are now easier, the rules are still complex. Below we look at six rules to consider when it comes to the taxation of legal settlements and the deduction of legal fees on your taxes. Taxes depend […] read more

2022 U.S. Tax Legislation Forecast - Feb. 01, 2022

2022 U.S. Tax Legislation ForecastNo one knows for sure what 2022 will bring in the form of tax legislation, but there is certain to be some action. Top tax analysts think there are several topics that are likely to come up in 2022. Most predict that a lot of potential changes that were discussed but never made much traction […] read more

The Risks of Using Self-Directed IRAs - Jan. 01, 2022

The Risks of Using Self-Directed IRAsSelf-directed IRAs (SDIRAs) are becoming more and more popular as IRA holders look to enter alternative investments. While SDIRAs can open up a world of investment options, the rules around them are complicated and compliance can be tricky. Below, we’ll look at a couple of relevant court cases that illustrate some of the potential pitfalls. […] read more

Year-End Tax Planning Tips for Individuals and Businesses - Dec. 01, 2021

Year-End Tax Planning Tips for Individuals and BusinessesHere we are again, nearing the end of another year. While the tax deadline for 2021 isn’t until April 2022, now is the time to plan and make some strategic moves to optimize your tax situation. Below we’ll look at some tax planning ideas for both small businesses and individuals. Business Tax Planning Business owners […] read more