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Sales Tax Planning: What You Need to Know about the Wayfair Supreme Court Decision

August 14, 2018

For internet retailers, the June 21 U.S. Supreme Court ruling on South Dakota v. Wayfair has significant implications, including the added burden of sales tax compliance. As a result of this ruling, many internet shoppers will notice their favorite retailers... Read More

New Rule for Passthrough Ease Concerns, Allow Aggregation

August 14, 2018

One of the more complex areas of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) is the 20% deduction for the “qualified business income” of sole proprietorships, partnerships, LLCs, and S corporations. While the deduction is an important tax break for... Read More

R&D Tax Credits: Georgia Makes a Good Deal Even Better

August 7, 2018

In order to encourage companies to invest in R&D, and to reward them for doing so, Federal and Georgia tax rules provide what can be very significant tax credits (dollar for dollar reduction in tax liability). On February 7, 2018,... Read More

State Collection of Online Sales Taxes Cleared by Supreme Court

August 3, 2018

For the past 26 years, sellers of goods across state lines have been protected from state sales tax laws by the 1992 Supreme Court decision in Quill v. North Dakota, which held that out-of-state sellers cannot be required to collect... Read More

Draft Form 1040 Falls Short of Simplification Promise, W-4 a Different Problem

July 26, 2018

Congress promised big tax cuts and simplification of income taxes in its mammoth tax bill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. It certainly delivered on the tax cut promise, but the simplification effort fell short, as evidenced by the IRS’s... Read More

IRS Again Waives Repatriation Tax Penalties

July 26, 2018

In its third action this year, the IRS announced that it will waive additional late payment penalties for the repatriation transition tax on offshore profits. More guidance is also provided on how individuals subject to the tax make elections (see... Read More

Tax Reform 2.0 Effort Launched in The House

July 26, 2018

Making the individual tax cuts permanent is the cornerstone of a new effort by House Republicans to craft Tax Reform 2.0. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) has indicated that the White House and House Republicans are... Read More

IRS to Restrict Workarounds for SALT Deduction Cap

June 27, 2018

One of the biggest revenue-raisers in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) is a strict limit on the federal deduction for state and local taxes. The new law caps the state and local tax (SALT) deduction for individuals to... Read More

Huge Gain Deferral Possible with New Qualified Opportunity Funds

June 27, 2018

To attract private investment in distressed communities throughout the U.S., Congress has created a generous tax deferral program that allows investors to rollover their capital gains into special funds designated for investment in these areas. Depending on how long the... Read More

Deducting Auto Expenses after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

June 27, 2018

Driving for work just got more expensive for some taxpayers. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) restricted the deduction of automobile expenses, effective in 2018 in several ways. Using autos for moving is no longer deductible except for members... Read More

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