Credits

Maximizing the EITC for deployed troops

This article discusses why deployed troops who are in harm’s way are getting less benefit from the EITC, how it affects their households, and a simple solution to the problem.

IRS Proposes Changes to Rules for Dependents

The IRS proposed changes to various rules affecting dependents, including changing its position on when taxpayers count as “childless” for purposes of the earned income tax credit.

Individual Tax Update

This article covers recent developments affecting taxation of individuals, including regulations, cases, and IRS guidance.

Trade Preferences Act Amends the Tax Code

The Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015, enacted on June 29, contains a few tax provisions in addition to the trade measures that were the focus of the bill.

Directions in Individual Taxation

This article covers recent developments in the area of individual taxation, including the treatment of support payments and IRA and qualified plan distributions, the Sec. 469 material participation rules, and the taxability of state economic development credits.

Claiming the Credit for Residential Energy-Efficient Property

Taxpayers can claim a residential energy-efficient property (REEP) tax credit for 30% of the cost of eligible solar water heaters, solar electricity property, fuel cell property, small wind energy property, and geothermal heat pump property (Sec. 25D).

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SPONSORED REPORT

Keeping client information safe in an age of scams and security threats

A look at the Dirty Dozen tax scams and ways to protect taxpayer information.

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

Tax software survey

Results of the annual survey are in, as more than 3,800 CPA tax preparers tell how their return preparation software worked for them during this year’s busy season.