A Tax Court rejected a constitutional challenge to the law barring expense deductions for legal marijuana businesses. However, two judges embraced the taxpayer’s claim that IRC §280E could violate the 8th Amendment’s prohibition against excessive fines.
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The IRS is increasing enforcement actions for syndicated conservation easement transactions including more coordinated examinations across IRS divisions and more criminal investigations. The goals of these audits may uncover billions of dollars of potentially inflated charitable contribution deductions for qualified conservation easements made through partnerships and limited liability companies (LLCs).
Genetic testing added to growing list of deductible expenses In recent years when presented with the opportunity, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has identified a number of expenses as qualifying medical expenses for purposes of the itemized deduction for medical expenses or for qualified distributions from health savings accounts or flexible spending accounts.
Tax credits and deductions can mean more money in a taxpayer’s pocket. Most people only think about this when they file their tax return. However, thinking about it now can help make filing easier next year.
Tax reform that affects both individuals and businesses was enacted in December 2017. It’s commonly referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, TCJA or simply tax reform. In addition to nearly doubling standard deductions, TCJA changed several itemized deductions that can be claimed on Schedule A, Itemized Deductions.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act changed depreciation limits for passenger vehicles placed in service after Dec. 31, 2017.
Before starting a summer job, taking a vacation or sending the kids off to camp, the Internal Revenue Service wants taxpayers to know that some summertime activities may qualify for tax credits or deductions.
Passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) in December 2017 has led to confusion over some longstanding deductions. In response, the IRS recently issued a statement clarifying that the interest on home equity loans, home equity lines of credit and second mortgages will, in many cases, remain deductible.