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Don’t overlook child-related deductions and credits

Don’t overlook child-related deductions and credits Parents incur a variety of expenses associated with children. As a general rule, personal expenditures are not deductible. However, there are several deductions and credits that help defray some of the costs associated with raising children, including some costs related to education. Some of the most common deductions and […]

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Tax reform discussions continue in Congress on variety of approaches

Tax reform discussions continue in Congress on variety of approaches House and Senate lawmakers have started their August recess, leaving pending tax legislation for after Labor Day. In past years, September has been a busy month for tax legislation and this year is likely to be the same. Before leaving Capitol Hill, lawmakers took actions […]

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FAQ: What is Country-by-Country reporting?

FAQ: What is Country-by-Country reporting? Country-by-Country (CbC) reporting is part of a larger initiative by the  Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) known as the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project. CbC reporting generally impacts large multi-national businesses. Because CbC is part of BEPS it is important to be familiar with the core […]

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How Do I? Deduct student loan interest

How Do I? Deduct student loan interest An eligible taxpayer can deduct qualified interest on a qualified student loan for an eligible student’s qualified educational expenses at an eligible institution. The amount of the deduction is limited, and it is phased out for taxpayers whose modified adjusted gross income (AGI) exceeds certain thresholds. The maximum […]

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August 2017 tax compliance calendar

August 2017 tax compliance calendar As an individual or business, it is your responsibility to be aware of and to meet your tax filing/reporting deadlines. This calendar summarizes important tax reporting and filing data for individuals, businesses and other taxpayers for the month of August 2017. August 2 Employers. Semi-weekly depositors must deposit employment taxes for […]

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Centralized partnership audit rules finally released; impacts all partnerships

Centralized partnership audit rules finally released; impacts all partnerships The much-anticipated regulations (REG-136118-15) implementing the new centralized partnership audit regime under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (BBA) have finally been released. The BBA regime replaces the current TEFRA (Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982) procedures beginning for 2018 tax year audits, with an earlier […]

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Treasury to review/re-evaluate tax regulations

Treasury to review/re-evaluate tax regulations The Treasury Department is to undertake a review and re-evaluation of tax regulations issued by the IRS since January 1, 2016. President Trump signed an Executive Order 13789 (“Identifying and Reducing Tax Regulatory Burdens”) ordering this action on April 21. Following its review and re-evaluation, the Treasury Department will make […]

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Filing season ends with no red flags

Filing season ends with no red flags The IRS processed more than 128 million returns and issued some 97 million refunds without hitting any major roadblocks by the end of the filing season. As in past years, the vast majority of returns were filed electronically. Likewise, most refunds were deposited electronically. Although the filing season […]

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