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Category: Taxation-Individuals

October 27, 2022

What Do the 2023 Cost-of-living Adjustment Numbers Mean for You?

The IRS recently issued its 2023 cost-of-living adjustments for more than 60 tax provisions. With inflation up significantly this year, many amounts increased considerably over 2022 amounts. As you implement 2022 year-end tax planning strategies, be sure to take these 2023 adjustments into account. Also, keep in mind that, under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), annual inflation adjustments are calculated using the chained consumer price index (also known as C-CPI-U). This increases tax-bracket thresholds, the standard deduction, certain… Read more ›

October 24, 2022

The Impact of the Inflation Reduction Act and New IRS Rules on Taxation and Retirement Savings in 2023

As Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell recently reported, the Inflation Reduction Act has created deductions for energy-efficient construction especially concerning the Section 179D deduction for commercial buildings and the Section 45L credit for residential homes. The Inflation Reduction Act has created additional adjustments in 2023 taxpayers should be aware of including to the standard deduction and other provisions. More recently on Friday, October 21, the IRS also announced a generous increase in the 2023 annual contributions to a 401K account. Read… Read more ›

October 21, 2022

Inflation Reduction Act Expands Deductions for Energy-efficient Construction

Mitigating the adverse effects of climate change is one of the primary targets of the recently enacted Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). To that end, the legislation is packed with tax incentives, including the significant expansion and extension of two tax deductions for energy-efficient construction. The changes to the Section 179D deduction for commercial buildings and the Section 45L credit for residential homes increase their potential value and make them available to more taxpayers than ever before. Sect. 179D Deduction The… Read more ›

October 3, 2022

Helping Your Kids Achieve Future Financial Security

Young adults who start their careers weighed down by college debt have a tough time buying a home or maxing out a retirement plan. That’s why, in 1996, Congress added Section 529 to the Internal Revenue Code. It created a new tax-advantaged college saving vehicle. More than two decades later, “529 plans” now collectively hold around $320 billion in assets.A lesser-known alternative, with its own set of pros and cons, is the custodial Roth IRA. Even if you’ve already started… Read more ›

September 26, 2022

Consider Health Savings Accounts for Your Firm

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are a popular way to help finance the ever-increasing costs of medical care. They essentially work like this: Individuals and businesses buy less expensive health insurance policies with high deductibles. To qualify in 2022, participants must be enrolled in plans that require them to pay at least the first $1,400 of medical expenses, $2,800 for a family before the insurance begins to pick up the tab (unchanged from 2021). The high deductible health plan is then… Read more ›

September 21, 2022

Maximize Social Security Benefits When You Retire

Get the most from Social Security. Younger retirees face a harsh penalty for working part-time. For every $2 earned over $19,560 in 2022 (up from $18,960 in 2021), you lose $1 in Social Security benefits. In the year you reach full retirement age, a higher earnings threshold applies. Your benefits will be reduced by $1 for every $3 of earnings only when earnings exceed $51,960 in 2022 if you reach full retirement age (up from $50,520 for 2021). After you… Read more ›

September 20, 2022

How Will Inflation Affect Your 2023 Tax Bill?

Inflation has been surging this year. The July 2022 consumer price index (CPI) was up 8.5% year over year, according to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The rate of inflation is expected to stay high for at least the rest of the year. Many taxpayers are understandably concerned about how elevated inflation rates will impact their 2023 tax situation. When planning for the rest of your 2022 tax year, it’s important to understand what tax… Read more ›

September 19, 2022

Clean Vehicle Credit Comes With Caveats

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) includes a wide range of tax incentives aimed at combating the dire effects of climate change. One of the provisions receiving considerable attention from consumers is the expansion of the Qualified Plug-in Electric Drive Motor Vehicle Credit (IRC Section 30D), now known as the Clean Vehicle Credit. While the expanded credit seems promising, questions have arisen about just how immediate its impact will be. Here’s what you need to know about the credit if you’re… Read more ›

September 15, 2022

Avoid Tax-Related Identity Theft with the IRS’s New Identity Protection Program

Taxpayers will soon have access to a resource to protect against tax-related identity theft and the potentially serious outcomes that come with it. Before the next tax filing, the IRS will roll out to each tax filer a six-digit PIN number, as part of its new Identity Protection (IP) PIN opt-in program individuals can use. Participation in the program is voluntary and includes the following features: ●     The IP PIN should be entered onto an electronic tax return when prompted… Read more ›

September 2, 2022

IRS Offers Penalty Relief for 2019, 2020 Tax Years

While the recently announced student loan debt relief has captured numerous headlines, it’s estimated that another federal relief program announced on the same day will provide more than $1.2 billion in tax refunds or credits. Specifically, IRS Notice 2022-36 extends penalty relief to both individuals and businesses who missed the filing deadlines for certain 2019 and/or 2020 tax and information returns. The relief covers many of the most commonly filed forms. Broad Relief for Late Taxpayers The intent behind the… Read more ›