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Final Passthrough Deductions Regulations Published-Changes and Clarifications Abound

Jan 28, 2019

The Treasury recently finalized regulations on the 20% 199A passthrough deduction.  While some questions remain unanswered, the new regulations address several areas omitted from the proposed regulations released this past August, alter rules on others, and clarify yet more.  Most of these changes were nuances that only nerds who read tax code and regulations (insert […]

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Vacation Rentals Now Subject to Occupancy Tax

Jan 21, 2019

On December 28th, 2018 the governor signed HR 4327 into law, subjecting short term rentals to the same 5.7% state occupancy tax as hotels, bed and breakfasts, and motels.  Municipalities can also subject these rentals to a local occupancy tax (up to an additional 6%). Further, the new law requires registration with the department of […]

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Qualified Opportunity Zone Tax Incentives: That’s Some Pig

Jan 2, 2019

Much like Wilbur the pig from “Charlotte’s Web”, Qualified Opportunity Zone Tax Incentives have been generating a lot of attention.  Given their ability to defer gain recognition up to 10 years, and exempt subsequent gains entirely, they should be attracting attention.  They also create an incentive for investment in economically distressed areas. While that sounds […]

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Eleventh Hour to Renegotiate Expense Reimbursements

Dec 11, 2018

With 2018 ending, employees with significant unreimbursed expenses are almost out of time to renegotiate their expense reimbursement terms.  The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act removed the ability to deduct all miscellaneous expenses subject to a 2% limitation, including unreimbursed employee expenses.  For most taxpayers, this isn’t an important change, but for a small minority, […]

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When Can I Deduct My Home Equity Interest?

Dec 11, 2018

Last year’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act removed the itemized deduction for home equity interest for 2018 onward.  At first blush this would appear a straightforward prohibition of the deduction for interest on any loan not used for the original purchase of a home.  As with many things in tax, a laymen’s reading of the […]

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