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The Bigger and Better Child Tax Credit

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) eliminates personal exemptions on your tax return, including dependency exemptions for children. But another TCJA provision may cushion the blow. The Child Tax Credit (CTC) for each qualified child under age 17 is doubled from $1,000 to $2,000. Of this amount, $1,400 is “refundable” (i.e., it is available [...]

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Can You Afford to Retire Early?

If you are like many Americans, you may have visions of an early retirement. Although there are usually hurdles to overcome, the dream may become a reality, depending on your answers to the following questions. Q. Are you financially ready to retire? Some people begin planning for retirement when they are young, intending to call [...]

What does the Wayfair Supreme Court decision mean for Alabama?

By:  Jennifer Stripling, Tax Manager Jennifer is a tax manager, a member of the JMF Tax Department and in an integral part of the JMF State and Local Tax (SALT) group.  With over 11 years of experience, she assists clients with corporate, partnership, and individual income tax reporting as well as complex multi-state income and sales tax [...]

Four Key Changes for Depreciation Deductions

The new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017 is designed to stimulate business growth by cutting corporate tax rates and enhancing tax benefits for acquiring business property. Under the TCJA, your company may be able to deduct the full cost of property placed in service in 2018 through a combination of rules relating [...]

ADOR Launches Tax Amnesty Website

The Alabama Department of Revenue (ADOR) has launched alabamataxamnesty.com, a website dedicated to the Alabama Tax Delinquency Amnesty Program of 2018. The program begins July 1st and runs through September 30, 2018.  Please note that to be eligible, the taxpayer may not have been previously contacted by ADOR (within the last two years) to file returns.  Most [...]

Last Chance for Key Tax Deductions?

The new tax law enacted at the end of last year—the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA)—provides numerous tax changes for individuals, including tax rate cuts and a higher standard deduction. Significantly, the TCJA also eliminates or modifies certain deductions, including the majority of itemized deductions, beginning in 2018. As a result, fewer taxpayers are [...]

Favorable Tax Treatment for Medical Expenses Under New Tax Law

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) repeals or cuts back many deductions on personal returns, but the medical expense deduction survived the chopping block. In fact, the new law temporarily enhances the deduction, retroactive to the 2017 tax year. In other words, you can benefit from this tax-favored treatment on the 2017 return you [...]