Credits

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).

IRS Issues Guidance on Health Insurance Premium Tax Credits

The IRS issued regulations and revenue procedures addressing how to calculate the Sec. 36B premium tax credit, including how the credit is calculated in conjunction with the Sec. 162(l) deduction for health insurance premiums of self-employed individuals.

Guidance Issued on Small-Employer Premium Tax Credit

IRS final regulations provide guidance on how small employers determine full-time-equivalent employees and average annual wages, how to calculate the credit, and what is a "qualifying arrangement" for purposes of the credit.

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TECHNOLOGY

2018 tax software survey

Among CPA tax preparers, tax return preparation software generates often extensive and ardent discussion. To get through the rigors of tax season, they depend on their tax preparation software. Here’s how they rate the leading professional products.

DEDUCTIONS

Qualified business income deduction regs. and other guidance issued

The package includes final regulations, guidance on how to calculate W-2 wages, a safe-harbor rule for rental real estate businesses, and new proposed rules on the treatment of previously suspended losses.