Expenses & Deductions

Exploring the undefined: Trade or business

A group of TCJA-related changes requires taxpayers to distinguish separate and specific types of trades or businesses in order to take advantage of certain tax benefits.

New proposed regulations on Sec. 199A

The IRS released new proposed regulations on the treatment under Sec. 199A of previously suspended losses, “Sec. 199A dividends” paid by a RIC, and the treatment of amounts received from split-interest trusts and CRTs.

Final regulations on Sec. 199A issued

The IRS issued final regulations on the QBI deduction under Sec. 199A and an anti-avoidance rule under Sec. 643 that will require multiple trusts to be treated as a single trust in certain cases.

Individual tax report

This semiannual update on current developments in the area of individual taxation includes a number of cases on material participation, hobby losses, charitable contributions, the Sec. 199A regulations, and several other important areas.

Sec. 199A: Questions and answers

Jeff Bilsky, CPA, senior practice leader for BDO’s national partnership taxation group, sat down recently for a question-and-answer session on guidance that has been issued on the Sec. 199A qualified business income deduction.

Avoiding the hobby loss trap after the TCJA

The suspension of the deduction for expenses from hobby activities in the years 2018 through 2025 makes it all the more important for taxpayers to be able to establish a profit motive for their activities.

Newsletter Articles

50th ANNIVERSARY

50 years of The Tax Adviser

The January 2020 issue marks the 50th anniversary of The Tax Adviser, which was first published in January 1970. Over the coming year, we will be looking back at early issues of the magazine, highlighting interesting tidbits.

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

2019 tax software survey

This annual survey shows how CPAs rate the tax preparation software they used during last tax season and how it handled the recent tax law changes.