IRS Releases Draft Instructions for 2018 Form 1040
The IRS has released Draft Instructions for the 2018 Form 1040.
Additionally, the IRS has cautioned taxpayers that the draft
instructions are subject to change. The IRS released a draft of the
New IRS Commissioner: Rettig Takes the Reins
The IRS’s new Commissioner was officially sworn in on October 1 by
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. IRS Commissioner
Charles "Chuck" P. Rettig will lead the implementation of
How do I: Compute Code Sec. 1231 gains and losses?
Code Sec. 1231 applies to gains and losses from property used in
the trade or business and from involuntary conversions. Normally,
you have to determine whether property is a capital asset or is
FAQ: What is a family partnership?
The family partnership is a common device for reducing the overall
tax burden of family members. Family members who contribute
property or services to a partnership in exchange for partnership
FAQ: What tax breaks come with raising a child?
Taxpayers with children should be aware of the numerous tax breaks
for which they may qualify. Among them are: the dependency
exemption, child tax credit, child care credit, and adoption
credit. As th...
Scope of information reporting continues to expand
Information reporting continues to expand as Congress seeks to
close the tax gap: the estimated $350 billion difference between
what taxpayers owe and what they pay. Despite the recent rollback
FAQ: What is a limited liability company?
A limited liability company (LLC) is a business entity created
under state law. Every state and the District of Columbia have LLC
statutes that govern the formation and operation of LLCs....
Estimated tax: Getting it right
Estimated tax is used to pay tax on income that is not subject to
withholding or if not enough tax is being withheld from a person's
salary, pension or other income. Income not subject to withholding
FAQ: What are the rules for claiming dependents?
The tax rules surrounding the dependency exemption deduction on a
federal income tax return can be complicated, with many
requirements involving who qualifies for the deduction and who
qualifies to ta...
FAQ: Are scholarships/tuition aid packages taxable?
If one of your children received a full scholarship for all
expenses to attend college this year, you may be wondering if this
amount must be reported on his or her income tax return. If certain
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