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New Deduction-Related Changes Enacted

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

Late last year, Congress made significant changes to U.S. tax law when it passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Many of these changes will affect not only individual taxpayers, but also their employers. For instance, under the terms of the new amendments, all miscellaneous itemized deductions that were formerly subject to the two… Read More »

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Challenging Wrongful IRS Levies

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

When taxpayers fail to pay tax debt, the IRS is permitted to issue a levy against them, which permits the agency to seize and sell the taxpayer’s property, including wages, vehicles, real estate, personal assets, and the contents of financial accounts in order to cover the liability.  Previously, those against whom a levy was… Read More »

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The Importance of Double-Checking Your Withholding Amount

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which went into effect this year and so will affect 2018 tax returns filed next year, made significant changes that will affect how tax withholding is calculated. For instance, the new amendments increased standard deductions, discontinued other deductions, changed tax rates, increased the Child Tax Credit, and eliminated… Read More »

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Maximize Tax Savings with Charitable Giving

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

Although most taxpayers are generally aware that they can save money during tax season through charitable giving, few are aware of just how many charity-related deduction options are available to taxpayers. For example, taxpayers who donate money or goods to a tax-exempt charity before December 31 can deduct the amount donated on this year’s… Read More »

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I Missed the Deadline, Can I Still File My Taxes?

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

Most taxpayers were required to submit their 2017 taxes by April 17th. There are, however, exceptions for certain individuals, who are permitted to turn their taxes in later without even requesting an extension. To find out more about whether you qualify for late filing, you should consider contacting an experienced tax attorney who is… Read More »

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Reporting Virtual Currency Transactions

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

With the advent of virtual currency, also known as digital currency, preparing income tax returns has become a bit more complicated. This is because, like transactions in any other kind of property, income from virtual currency transactions is both reportable and taxable. Those who fail to property report these types of transactions can be… Read More »

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Requesting an Online Extension

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

While all tax returns were due on April 17th this year, there are options for those who may have trouble meeting this deadline. For instance, the Free File option allows taxpayers to apply for an automatic six month extension. These extensions are automatically granted, so those who request it will have until October 15th… Read More »

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S Corporations Subject to Extended Three Year Holding Period

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was passed late last year, extended the holding period for carried partnership interests to three years. Carried interests are ownership interests in partnerships that allow the holder to share in the partnership’s net profits. These interests often result in the holder receiving capital gains that are taxable… Read More »

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IRS Urges Taxpayers to Renew Their ITINs

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) are used by those who have tax filing obligations, but are not eligible for Social Security Numbers. These numbers expire after a certain amount of time and so must be renewed. Those who fail to renew their ITINs face serious penalties, so if your ITIN is expired, it is… Read More »

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New Tax Withholding Tables to be Implemented

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

As part of the tax reform legislation that was enacted last month, the IRS released an updated version of the income-tax withholding tables for 2018. Employers are directed to use the new tables as soon as possible, although no later than the middle of February, at which point employees should begin to see an… Read More »