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Category Archives: Personal Tax

Nebraska Tax Cuts – Robert Bell, CPA, Auditor

Wednesday, Governor Pete Ricketts signed LB-873 which provides relief from income and property tax. The new law lowers income tax for individuals by 1%, setting the rate at 5.84% by 2027. Further, this legislation will lower tax rates for businesses from 7.5% to 5.84% over the same time period. LB-873 also makes Social Security income...

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Iowa Tax Cuts – Robert Bell, CPA, Auditor

A flat tax bill passed the Iowa House and Senate last week and is expected to be signed by Governor Reynolds. Under current Iowa law, the highest personal income tax bracket will be 6.5% in 2023. With the new bill, the highest personal rate will be reduced to 6.0% in 2023, 5.7% in 2024, 4.8%...

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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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