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IRS Explains 199A Rules for Real Estate

By | 2019-04-16T19:28:49+00:00 April 18th, 2019|Individual Tax, News & Events|

The massive tax legislation signed over a year ago, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), authorized a brand-new deduction for qualified business income (QBI) of pass-through entities and sole proprietors. This deduction under Section 199A of the tax code provides opportunities for a wide range of taxpayers, but has also caused confusion, especially as [...]

Retirement Saving Through the Years: Guidelines for different life stages

By | 2019-04-04T21:54:44+00:00 April 5th, 2019|Pension Admin & Consulting, Press Releases|

When should you start saving for retirement? Probably the best answer is “yesterday.” If you have not started putting aside funds yet, the next best answer is “now.” In other words, it is not too early to begin saving for retirement, nor is it generally too late, although the manner and method of savings [...]

The Tax ABCs of Higher Education

By | 2019-03-25T16:35:33+00:00 March 25th, 2019|Individual Tax, News & Events|

Are any of your children currently attending college or preparing to enter school in the fall? The tax law provides several special tax breaks that may benefit parents who help pay qualified expenses. In particular, you may be able to claim one of two tax credits for higher education, subject to certain restrictions. Following is [...]

New SALT Rules Spice Up ’18 Returns

By | 2019-03-25T21:12:32+00:00 March 10th, 2019|Individual Tax, News & Events, SALT|

Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), certain deductions have been eliminated or modified, including the write-off for state and local tax (SALT) payments. The changes are effective for 2018 through 2025. As a result, some taxpayers will be going on a SALT-free diet when they file their 2018 returns. Background: Previously, many middle-to-upper [...]

Kristi Moore and Rachel Taylor have been admitted as JMF shareholders

By | 2019-02-27T18:36:06+00:00 February 27th, 2019|News & Events, Press Releases|

JamisonMoneyFarmer PC is pleased to announce that CPAs Kristi Moore and Rachel Taylor have been admitted as shareholders in the firm effective January 1, 2019. Managing Shareholder Scott Goldsmith of JamisonMoneyFarmer PC (“JMF”) is pleased to announce the promotions of Kristi Moore and Rachel Taylor as shareholders. Kristi and Rachel join twelve other shareholders at [...]

Is Time Running Out for Your FSA?

By | 2019-02-18T20:12:25+00:00 February 25th, 2019|News & Events, Pension Admin & Consulting, Press Releases|

If your company maintains flexible spending arrangements (FSAs) for the healthcare expenses of employees, an important deadline may be looming: March 15, 2019. For many healthcare FSAs, this is the last day you can withdraw funds from the balance in your account for 2018. Background: An FSA is funded with pre-tax dollars, so there are [...]

IRS Updates Standard Mileage Rates for 2019

By | 2019-02-18T18:24:05+00:00 February 18th, 2019|Corporate & Partnership Tax, Entrepreneurs, Individual Tax, News & Events|

In lieu of deducting actual expenses, the IRS permits qualified taxpayers to deduct a flat rate based on miles traveled, plus related tolls and parking fees. These standard mileage rates are updated annually. For 2019, the rates are: 58 cents per mile driven for business driving (up 3.5 cents from 2018); 20 cents per mile [...]

Preserve Deductions for Charitable Gifts

By | 2019-02-18T20:05:42+00:00 February 14th, 2019|Corporate & Partnership Tax, Individual Tax, News & Events|

What’s the biggest tax deduction on your 2018 return? For many itemizers, it is the write-off for charitable donations on Schedule A. But these deductions are not automatic if you do not have the proper records to back up your claims. Here are several important reminders for this year’s tax filing season. Monetary contributions: Deductions [...]