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Category Archives: Personal Tax

Retirement (CARES Act) – Cristina Bucksbaum, Senior Tax Manager

Due Dates for Contributions to Retirement Plans The deadline for making contributions to an IRA, or for an employer to make contributions to its workplace-based retirement plan on account of 2019, is extended to July 15, 2020. Tax-Favored Withdrawals from Retirement Plans   Coronavirus-related distributions from eligible retirement plans are not subject to the 10% excise...

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Section 163(j) Update

Final regulations implementing new Code section 163(j) could be released by the end of the year.  The Treasury and IRS are working on additional section 163(j) regulations, but they may not be released at the same time.  Regulations are usually effective for tax years ending after the date the final regulations are published.  With the...

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Key Changes Under TCJA

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was signed into law by President Trump on Dec. 22, 2017. The bill is the most significant change to the tax code since the Reagan era. What are the key changes included in this law? The TCJA permanently lowered the corporate tax rate and made significant changes for...

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Last-Minute Tax Planning Tips for 2017

This year, Tax Day for individuals, sole proprietors and C corporations is Tuesday, April 17. You still have time to consider some moves in 2018 to potentially save federal (and possibly state) income taxes for 2017. Here are three last-minute planning ideas. Choose to Deduct State and Local Sales Taxes Individuals have the option to deduct...

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Are Roth IRAs Still Beneficial under the New Tax Law?

The Roth IRA remains an attractive retirement planning vehicle for many individuals after the changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). Here’s what you need to know about Roth IRAs and Roth IRA conversions under the new law. Tax Advantages Roth IRAs offer several important tax advantages over traditional IRAs. First and foremost,...

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