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Year-End Individual Taxation Report

This article covers developments from the past year affecting taxation of individuals, including last year’s tax relief, health care, and small business legislation, regulations, cases, and IRS guidance.

Revisiting the New Markets Tax Credit

Treasury has proposed revisions to the new market tax credit regulations to make the program more attractive to investors in non–real estate businesses in low-income communities.

Tax Benefits for Education

An array of tax benefits are available to taxpayers, including income exclusions for educational assistance, scholarships, and distributions from qualified tuition plans and educational IRAs, as well as credits for tuition and certain education-related expenses and a deduction for tuition payments.

Final Regs. on Dependent Care Expenses

The Service has issued final regulations on the Sec. 21 credit for child and dependent expenses (TD 9354). The final regulations adopt, with changes, proposed regulations that were released in May 2006 (REG-139059-02). The final regulations apply to tax years ending after August 14, 2007. Sec. 21 allows a credit

The WOTC Expanded

Editor: Kevin F. Reilly, J.D., CPA The work opportunity tax credit (WOTC) has been in existence for years; however, the Small Business and Work Oppor-tunity Tax Act of 2007, P.L. 110-28 (SBWOTA), expanded the definition of some of the target groups, creating tax incentives that will affect more clients than

Some Prior-Year MTCs Will Be Refundable Beginning in 2007

Editor: Joel E. Ackerman, CPA, MST A growing number of individual taxpayers have been subject to tax under the alternative minimum tax (AMT). Sec. 53(a) provides a minimum tax credit (MTC) for AMT paid in prior years that was attributable to deferral adjustments. The MTC is carried forward to offset

Claiming Passive Activity Credits

Credits arising from passive activities are allowable only to the extent a shareholder’s regular tax liability is attributable to passive activities for the year. The tax attributable to passive activities is the difference between the: Shareholder’s regular tax liability under Sec. 26(b) based on all income (disregarding credits), and Regular

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States look to unclaimed property for revenue

State audits of abandoned and unclaimed property (AUP) have exploded in recent years. This report outlines the escheat process, common types of AUP, how different states are handling it and how companies can plan for potential audits and liabilities.

DEDUCTIONS

Understanding the new Sec. 199A business income deduction

The new deduction allows certain business owners to keep pace with the significant corporate tax cut provided by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.