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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.

Housing Act Contains Tax Provisions

On July 30, 2008, the president signed into law the Housing Assistance Tax Act of 2008, containing tax provisions affecting homeowners and first-time homebuyers, as well as changes to the rules governing the low-income housing credit, tax-exempt bonds, and the alternative minimum tax (AMT).

Individual Taxation Report

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

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

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SPONSORED REPORT

Tax reform changes are now in effect

With all the recent tax law changes, this year it’s more important than ever to make sure your clients’ tax situations are squared away before year end. This report provides necessary guidance to ensure 2019 starts without a hitch.

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.