Expenses & Deductions

Form 8332 Challenges for Divorced Couples

When parents divorce without a meeting of the minds or a well-crafted agreement, issues can result as to who is entitled to the tax benefits from supporting their children.

Individual Tax Update

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

Health Savings Account Limits for 2017 Are Issued

The IRS issued the inflation-adjusted figures for the annual contribution limits for health savings accounts and the minimum deductible amounts and maximum out-of-pocket expense amounts for high-deductible plans.

Deducting Business Bad Debts

Planning that maximizes the business bad debt deduction can help minimize the taxpayer’s overall economic loss.

Casual Lender Not Allowed Bad Debt Deduction

A taxpayer who made high-interest loans to friends was not entitled to any bad debt deduction for a loan that went belly up because he did not prove that it was a business loan.

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.

Newsletter Articles

TAX REFORM

Traps for the unwary: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act changes

By now many of us are familiar with the various provisions of the law known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), P.L. 115-97. Here is a list of changes together with (perhaps) unexpected nuances.

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.