This has obviously been anything but an ordinary year and tax guidance has been issued to provide some relief. In 2020, Congress passed the CARES Acts, in response to the pandemic, and many of these provisions will help mitigate the financial impact of the disease, which should be considered as part of your yearend planning to take advantage of them and the effects of the Secure Act to decrease 2020 income tax liabilities for individuals and businesses. Many of these provisions are quite complicated and probably require the expertise of our tax professionals, but there are steps which can be taken prior to yearend to minimize your tax liability.
IRS Notice 2020-75 (‘the Notice”) was issued on November 9, 2020 and announced that the Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service intend to issue Proposed Regulations to clarify that State and local income taxes imposed on and paid by a partnership or an S corporation on its income are allowed as a deduction by the partnership or S corporation in computing its non-separately stated taxable income or loss for the taxable year of payment. Furthermore, the Proposed Regulations will provide certainty to individual owners of partnerships and S corporations in calculating their state and local tax deduction payments.
The passing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act led to many questions about your bottom line last tax season. With one year behind us, we look forward to moving into this tax season with more clarity and confidence to manage the effects of the reform for both individuals and businesses.
Well, the nation’s largest tax conference reared its informative head again at the end of January. It was time to talk about tax reform, the new Ohio tax administration, Wayfair and, of course, the taxability of Cincinnati Reds’ bobbleheads (again). I am one of those people who loves to learn, see old friends and meet new people so this is an enjoyable event for me.
Beavercreek is stepping into the future and plans to offer new incentive programs in an effort to attract and retain growing businesses. The economic development tools the City wants to implement this year could bring many new jobs and greater investment to the City.
The Internal Revenue Service issued the 2019 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.
The reality of tax reform and its effects on current year income and deductions will soon be evident as we move into the 2018 tax filing season. Though questions remain, there are steps which can be taken prior to year-end to take full advantage of the new provisions and avoid some of the pitfalls. We've compiled some of those steps for both individuals and business owners. You can download those below.
Background on South Dakota vs. Wayfair
Earlier this summer, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the landmark case South Dakota vs. Wayfair that the "physical presence test" for determining if a seller is required to administer sales taxes is “incorrect.” States may now legally require sellers to administer sales taxes, even if the seller has no in-state physical presence.
The case is a momentous development in the debate over the digital economy’s responsibility for the collection of sales tax. As companies increasingly conduct business across state lines, how states and the federal government craft tax legislation that addresses the evolving definition of “nexus” significantly impacts all taxpayers—including manufacturers.
While many states offer manufacturers generous sales tax exemptions on certain equipment and machinery purchases, the industry is now faced with new sales/use tax rules that impact both purchase and sale transactions. The Wayfair decision has important business implications manufacturers can’t afford to ignore—lest they wind up with a hefty tax bill they didn’t plan for.
On Wednesday of last week, the IRS issued long awaited guidance clarifying that taxpayers may generally continue to deduct 50% of the food and beverage expenses associated with operating their trade or business, despite changes to the meal and entertainment expense deduction under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.