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Selling the Family Home? Tax Rules on the Sale and Transfer of Assets

Selling the family home and wondering how the sale is going to affect your taxes? The good news is for most homeowners, when it comes time to sell, the profit is now tax-free. To qualify for the tax-free exclusion of profit from the sale of your home… Read More

IRS Issues Bonus Depreciation Regulations for Partnerships

In 2017 as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), Congress made major changes to the bonus depreciation rules affecting partnerships. For open tax years, partners should assess carefully whether they want to adopt the final regulations or the 2019… Read More

What You Should Know about the IRS’ Mailbox Rule

Have you ever driven by a post office in the middle of April and wondered why there were so many people waiting in the checkout line? Chances are it was Tax Day! Some US Post Offices even stay open later to allow taxpayers additional time to get thei… Read More

Are Life Insurance Payouts Taxable?

When thinking about your estate and beneficiaries, it can be easy to overlook taxes. But, for the people that do have life insurance and think about these things, one of the most common questions is: Are life insurance payouts taxable? First, congrat… Read More

2021 Tax Dates and Deadlines (When Will You Get Your Refund?)

The most important question many taxpayers are asking right now is: “When will I get my refund?” The IRS announced on January 15th it will start accepting tax returns filed in 2021 (for tax year 2020) on Friday, February 12, 2021. The IRS is star… Read More

Understanding Tax Form 1099 and the new 1099-NEC

Starting with the 2020 tax year, the IRS has reintroduced tax Form 1099-NEC. The IRS made these changes to bring clarity to deadlines for reporting self-employment income. In the past, 1099-MISC has been used. This means starting this year, businesse… Read More

W-2 Deadline Passed and still no W-2? [What should you do?]

Employers must give their employees a Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, if the employee worked anytime during the prior year. The W-2 is the form that shows the amount of income you received in the prior year and how much of your income was withheld… Read More

Like-Kind Exchange Rules No Longer Require Purpose-Or-Use Test

The IRS issued new guidelines in November 2020 affecting 1031 like-kind exchanges. Commenters on the proposed changes argued that continuing to impose the purpose-or-use test would improperly limit the types of real property that would qualify for a… Read More

How to Determine the Cost Basis of Gifted Stock

Determining the cost basis of gifted stock or other needed information for tax purposes can be confusing. Oftentimes, a well-meaning family member, like grandma, will buy stock for a loved one when they are a small child and give it to them when they… Read More

What is a 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange?

A 1031 tax-deferred exchange provides a great way for investors to defer capital gains taxes by selling one investment property and using those same funds to purchase a different investment property. The 1031 tax-deferred exchange receives its name f… Read More

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