You may have heard that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act raised the shared Federal Estate Tax Exemption level to over $22 million for a married couple. It is estimated that this increase will reduce the number of estates subject to Federal Estate Tax in 2018 from 5,500 to only 1,700, which represents approximately only 0.1% of the estates to be filed in 2018.Read More
The tax on a child’s investment and other unearned income (i.e. the Kiddie Tax) has gone through some major changes with the passing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). This article will provide guidance on how the changes may affect you.
The Kiddie Tax is the method of taxing and reporting unearned income of certain children.Read More
It’s time for some real talk about a few unpleasant topics: divorce and alimony. No one goes into a marriage expecting to get divorced, but the reality is that a large number of individuals will sadly become a statistic. We want to think that our relationship is different, we are different, and we will beat the national odds that 41% of first marriages, 60% of second marriages, and 73% of third marriages end in divorce.Read More
Your 2018 tax return (filed in spring 2019) may look quite different from what you are used to seeing.
For starters, there will no longer be any personal exemptions (the old tax law allowed $4,050 per person in deductions, subject to income limitations). These were taken out with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), enacted in late December 2017, and “combined” with the standard deduction.Read More