TAXATION

IRS Issues More Guidance on Withholding Rules for New Tax Law
 

IRS Issues More Guidance on Withholding Rules for New Tax Law

Posted: January 30, 2018
A new IRS notices extends the use of the existing 2017 Form W-4; temporarily suspends the rule that employees must notify their employers of changes in status that affect their withholding within 10 days; provides the new rate of optional withholding on supplemental wages; and more.

The Section 179 Deduction: It Has Come a Long Way
 

The Section 179 Deduction: It Has Come a Long Way

Posted: January 30, 2018
Internal Revenue Code Section 179, Election to Expense Certain Depreciable Business Assets, allows taxpayers other than estates and trusts to expense in full various fixed asset additions used in their trade or business in the year of acquisition with certain limitations. Find out what's necessary to claim a Section 179 expense deduction.



Understanding Tax Return Identity Theft
 

Understanding Tax Return Identity Theft

Posted: January 19, 2018
What exactly is tax identity theft and how can you tell if your client has fallen prey to it? Taxpayers may be made aware of tax return identity theft upon attempting to file their own return or may be alerted when the IRS issues a notice to the taxpayer that it suspects that tax return identity theft has occurred.


Back Taxes Could Put Passports in Jeopardy
 

Back Taxes Could Put Passports in Jeopardy

Posted: January 16, 2018
The IRS is strongly encouraging taxpayers who are seriously behind on their taxes to pay what they owe or enter into a payment agreement with the IRS to avoid putting their passports in jeopardy.

IRS Issues Updated 2018 Withholding Tables
 

IRS Issues Updated 2018 Withholding Tables

Posted: January 11, 2018
The IRS has released Notice 1036, which updates the income-tax withholding tables for 2018 reflecting changes made by the tax reform legislation enacted last month. Employers should begin using the 2018 withholding tables as soon as possible, but not later than Feb. 15, 2018.

Rules for NJ and Federal Property Tax Deductions Vary Widely
 

Rules for NJ and Federal Property Tax Deductions Vary Widely

Posted: January 11, 2018
New Jersey taxpayers who prepaid one or two quarters of their 2018 property tax assessments at the end of 2017 need to be aware that the amount they can deduct on their federal tax return is not the same as the amount they can deduct on their state tax return.

2018 Tax Filing Season Begins Jan. 29; Returns Due April 17
 

2018 Tax Filing Season Begins Jan. 29; Returns Due April 17

Posted: January 4, 2018
The IRS will begin accepting tax returns on Jan. 29, with nearly 155 million individual tax returns expected to be filed in 2018. The nation’s tax deadline will be April 17 this year – so taxpayers will have two additional days to file beyond April 15.

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