Expenses & Deductions

Long-Haul Truck Driver Has No Tax Home

A long-haul truck driver who spent most of the time on the road did not have a tax home that would allow him to deduct his unreimbursed travel expenses because he was not away from home, the Tax Court held.

2015 Standard Mileage Rates Are Issued

Optional standard mileage rates for use of a vehicle have changed little for 2015, with the business use rate going up and the medical and moving rate going down.

TIGTA Finds $2.3 Billion Alimony Tax Gap

The discrepancies between alimony income reported by taxpayers and alimony deductions claimed resulted in $2.3 billion in excess deductions in 2010, TIGTA reported.

Gambler’s Luck Turns in Second Trip to Tax Court

A taxpayer who consistently lost money playing the slots at two casinos in California was found not to have an actual and honest profit objective and could not deduct her gambling losses on Schedule C.

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Get your clients ready for tax season

With the extended 2017 tax filing season drawing to a close, now is the time to get your practice and your clients ready for the 2018 season.

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2016 Best Article Award

The winners of The Tax Adviser’s 2016 Best Article Award are Edward Schnee, CPA, Ph.D., and W. Eugene Seago, J.D., Ph.D., for their article, “Taxation of Worthless and Abandoned Partnership Interests.”