Did a client finally hit their lucky number? Here’s why you should convince them to elect installment payments over the lump-sum option if they win millions in the lottery.
This article shows how clients can benefit from viewing a health savings account as a flexible tax-favored investment strategy.
In a year when real estate prices are soaring in many areas of the country, these easily overlooked allocations can have a significant tax impact.
Due to concern about tax rate increases, some taxpayers may be looking to accelerate income. While income acceleration does not make sense in all circumstances, this article outlines seven strategies for accelerating income when it does.
This article discusses the history of the grantor trust rules, how they are exploited to avoid taxes, and ways the rules might be reformed to prevent them from being used for tax avoidance.
This semiannual update surveys recent federal tax developments involving individuals.
As many companies continue to work remotely and demand for office space dries up, landlords and banks may be forced to renegotiate debt agreements or foreclose on assets, which could have significant tax consequences.
This article discusses issues taxpayers should consider during a litigation or arbitration process.
The resolution creates the possibility that mobile workforce legislation, which the AICPA strongly supports, will be enacted this year.
This article provides background on like-kind exchanges and examines how final regulations define real property for purposes of like-kind exchanges.
This article looks at recent academic research of interest to tax practitioners.
This semiannual update covers recent developments affecting individuals and discusses a number of pandemic-related developments.
The Senate voted to make room in the FY 2021 budget resolution for mobile workforce legislation. Details of the budget still must be negotiated, but the vote creates the possibility that mobile workforce legislation, which the AICPA strongly supports, will be enacted this year.
A distribution that meets the definition of a coronavirus-related distribution carries several advantages and tax planning opportunities.
Pursue these strategies as part of a multiyear plan to help a client avoid a big tax hit when it comes time to cash in significantly appreciated crytocurrencies.
This discussion focuses on how Sec. 1231 and various loss disallowance provisions affect the QBI deduction.
A trust set up as part of a divorce settlement can ensure economic protection of the couple’s long-term obligations and provide tax benefits.
This second of a two-part article discusses the taxability of scholarships and who gets the deduction for repaying the student loans.
This article examines planning issues when a student is a young child whose parents are saving for college and when the student is a young adult paying for college.
The CARES Act enacted a recovery rebate tax credit to help individual taxpayers through the economic disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. This article discusses strategies to lower a taxpayer’s 2020 AGI to avoid a phaseout of the credit and other strategies for maximizing the credit a taxpayer receives.