It’s been more than one year since tax reform was passed and taxpayers and their tax advisors have been waiting for guidance as to whether rental property will be classified as a trade or business for purposes of qualifying for the IRC Sec 199A 20% pass-through deduction (referred to as the 199A deduction).
Taxpayers are required to pre-pay their taxes through payroll withholding, estimated tax payments or a combination of the two. Employees generally accomplish this through withholding, while owners of pass-through entities, self-employed individuals and those with investment income by paying quarterly estimated payments.
Tax season is just around the corner. Online services have become a popular choice for individuals and families to prepare and file their returns. But there are a wide range of situations that call for professional assistance.
The IRS installment agreement program provides a lifeline to taxpayers who owe back taxes and are unable to pay them all at once. If you set up a payment plan, the IRS will cease enforced collection activities while you pay your taxes in monthly installments over a period of time.
As I’m sure you’re aware, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) was enacted at the end of last year. It’s the largest tax overhaul since the 1986 Tax Reform Act and will affect almost every business in the United States. In light of all the changes that took effect this year, it’s time for year-end business tax planning.
The IRS’s offer in compromise program can be a great way to reduce the amount of debt you owe and make your payments more manageable. After all, the program is mutually beneficial to you and the IRS—it allows you to negotiate a tax settlement for less than you owe and allows the IRS to collect a portion of the debt owed to them.
If you’re a business owner with highly appreciated business or investment real estate there is a tax planning strategy you should know about before you consider selling your property. It is a Section 1031 “like kind” exchange.
If you run your business as an S corporation, you’re probably both a shareholder and an employee. Therefore, the company should pay you a salary for the work you do for the business, which is subject to payroll taxes as well as income tax withholding.
In order for a rollover into a traditional IRA to be tax deferred, the funds must be deposited into the account within 60 days from the date of distribution from the prior retirement account.
You may not always be required to pay back your debts in full. It is not wholly uncommon for a debt to be forgiven or otherwise discharged – a creditor may fail to collect, discontinue attempts to collect or outright forgive your debt for whatever reason – thus leading to a cancellation of the debt in the amount specified.