The Social Security Administration said that the amount of wages subject to the old age, survivors, and disability insurance (OASDI) tax for 2019 will be $132,900, increased from 2018’s maximum of $128,400.
Individual Income Taxation
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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.
The IRS issued guidance on how it intends to interpret the exemption amount in tax years 2018 through 2025 in determining who is a qualifying relative for purposes of the various Code provisions that refer to the definition of a dependent in Sec. 152.
IRS guidance clarifies what it means to claim a personal exemption deduction.
The IRS issued guidance on the deductibility of meal and entertainment expenses after the modification of Sec. 274 by the TCJA.
In certain situations, a taxpayer may be able to claim capital gain treatment, even if the taxpayer subdivides the real property into lots and actively tries to sell the parcels.
A taxpayer could not deduct the original sales price of clothing donated to charity when the clothing was bought at a discount.
A recent Tax Court case highlights pitfalls frequently encountered by small businesses that engage in related-party transactions without appropriate planning.
This article provides an overview of the rules that apply to each type of interest after the passage of the TCJA.
Final regulations address how taxpayers can comply with the requirements for adequate substantiation of charitable contributions of money or property.
A jury award of tort damages plus interest was ordinary income, and the interest award was subject to self-employment tax.
The IRS issued guidance on the new Sec. 199A deduction for qualified business income in the form of proposed regulations and a separate notice on how to calculate W-2 wages for those purposes.
The new "repatriation tax" under the TCJA may cause individual partners and shareholders of flowthrough entities to obtain a deferred tax rate benefit by making this election.
Married couples in business together can elect qualified joint venture status to avoid partnership filing requirements.
The IRS issued its annual update of the special per-diem rates for business travel away from home from Oct. 1, 2018, through Sept. 30, 2019.
This semiannual review covers changes made by the TCJA, cases and guidance involving hobby losses, qualifying as a real estate professional, innocent spouse relief, and other key topics affecting individuals.
This article discusses calculating and reporting the deduction for losses related to residential property and other nonbusiness property from natural disasters for federal tax purposes.
The IRS is working on a draft version of the 2018 Form 1040, U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, that reduces the size of the form to two half-pages in length and eliminates more than 50 lines.
The IRS released a draft Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate, and its instructions, for individual taxpayers to use to determine their income tax withholding for 2019.