Taxation

Did the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Kill My Boat Deduction?

Did the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Kill My Boat Deduction?

The deductions you may take for interest on your boat loan has changed somewhat since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), but the deductions have not been eliminated. Below is a brief discussion from Maryland tax attorney, Steve Thienel, of some changes in the tax reform bill that impacts interest deductions for a boat. If you follow the current rules in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, you may still benefit from certain deductions.

What Can a Tax Attorney Do For You?

What Can a Tax Attorney Do For You?

A Maryland tax attorney can do many things for clients. We are not only called upon when someone has a problem with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or other taxing authority. A tax attorney can help you with all matters related to personal and business taxes with two goals in mind – reducing your tax burden and preventing an audit.

Do You Know About the TCJA Reform Attack on IRA Recharacterizations?

Do You Know About the TCJA Reform Attack on IRA Recharacterizations?

A tax and retirement planning tool used by some individuals has been eliminated with the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). However, even though we may be losing an effective tax planning opportunity, all is not lost. There are still some ways to use IRA recharacterizations that comply with the TCJA. 

5 Things You Didn't Know About the Client Entertainment Deduction in 2018

5 Things You Didn't Know About the Client Entertainment Deduction in 2018

Many of the changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 benefit businesses. However, some of the changes may make it more difficult for businesses to write off certain expenses. For example, changes in the entertainment deductions for 2018 may cost companies thousands of dollars, especially for companies who have a strong sales department that entertains clients and potential customers on a regular basis.

1099 or W-2 - Which Worker Does the TCJA Favor?

1099 or W-2 - Which Worker Does the TCJA Favor?

If you accumulate a lot of business expenses to earn a living, your filing status can make the difference between getting to deduct those costs on your tax return or not. If you cannot offset your earnings by the costs required to generate that income, you will have to pay higher income taxes. The dust is just beginning to settle on the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act ("TCJA"), and taxpayers are trying to wrap their heads around how the tax changes will affect their bottom line.

The IRS Placed a Tax Levy on My Bank Account – What Are My Options?

The IRS Placed a Tax Levy on My Bank Account – What Are My Options?

A tax levy is a legal action that allows the IRS to legally take property in order to pay off a tax debt. As a result of IRS litigation and other actions, you could see your wages garnished, assets frozen, or even the seizure of your vehicles and real estate. This is not something that happens overnight though. The IRS must satisfy a number of requirements before can actually issue a levy.

Business Tax Compliance - Is Your Company Compliant with Tax Filings?

Business Tax Compliance - Is Your Company Compliant with Tax Filings?

For many companies, especially smaller businesses, the tax code is a large source of unnecessary frustration. While the individual tax code is complex enough, the reporting and filing burden on companies is even higher. In addition to the federal requirements, each state has its own tax code which includes its own tax forms, payment thresholds, filing deadlines, filing schedules, and payment thresholds, among other unique requirements and obligations. Business tax compliance can be a true nightmare.

Top 4 Tax Mistakes Your Company is Probably Making

Top 4 Tax Mistakes Your Company is Probably Making

The signing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act the end of the year ushered in several changes to the US Tax Code. Even though tax day comes at around the same time each year, many companies still scramble to get everything in at the deadline since going through receipts, bank statements, and other documents can be a time-consuming and tedious affair. Proactive tax compliance can often make tax preparation a less-stressful affair. In addition, avoiding these four tax mistakes can save you time, money, and stress over the next few years.

What Is The Difference Between Qualified And Non-Qualified Pension Plans?

What Is The Difference Between Qualified And Non-Qualified Pension Plans?

When determining what benefits packages you wish to offer your employees, you may have questions about how to economize your business expenditures while still attracting and retaining the best possible people to your organization. You may have heard about qualified and non-qualified pension plans, but may not understand the differences between the two. This is where talking with an experienced business and taxation lawyer can be advantageous.

The Pros And Cons of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

The Pros And Cons of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

With the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) expected to save taxpayers over $1.5 trillion in the next decade, the massive overhaul will likely reduce the tax burden for most American and businesses. However, in any sweeping overhaul, there are certain aspects of the tax code that will be changed to either reduce a tax burden or increase tax revenue. Maryland taxation attorney, Steve Thienel talks about the pros and cons of the new tax bill and how it may affect you and your family.

8 Ways The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act May Affect Your Business

8  Ways The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act May Affect Your Business

Now that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has passed Congress and signed by the President, many business owners are wondering what the sweeping overhaul of the tax code could mean for their business. The new tax bill represents the largest overhaul of the tax code in decades. In general, the news for businesses is good. From large corporations to small business owners, TCJA could significantly reduce taxes for all businesses.