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December 6, 2019
The IRS has announced the 2020 cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) with respect to retirement plan limits. Many limits are changed for 2020 since the increase in the cost-of-living index met the statutory thresholds that trigger their adjustment. However, others remain unchanged.
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December 3, 2019
We are entering year 2 of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (TCJA) which resulted in significant tax changes to both individual and business taxpayers. As the year-end quickly approaches, it is time to revisit some of these changes and present year-end tax planning ideas and suggestions.
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November 21, 2019
While the new tax law (effective 1/1/2018) didn’t specifically create significant new opportunities to claim tax deductions resulting from charitable contributions, there are several charitable contribution opportunities that should be considered.
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October 17, 2019
On October 16, 2019, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) declared its decision on amendments to the effective dates for three significant accounting standards.
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May 8, 2019
If you participate in the EITC/OSTC tax credit program through your business, see the link for application deadlines.
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December 18, 2018
We at GMS Surgent have been asked by our clients to provide specific guidance as to the proper reporting of company automobile expenses as taxable employee compensation. The determination of taxability is dependent upon whether the automobile was used by an employee for business (excludable) or personal (includable) use.
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December 13, 2018
Previously we wrote to you regarding the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (TCJA) that was signed into law at the end of 2017. The TCJA has broad implications for both individual and business taxpayers. As the year-end quickly approaches, it is time to revisit year-end tax planning ideas and suggestions.
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November 14, 2018
The IRS has announced the 2019 cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) with respect to retirement plan limits. Many limits are changed for 2019 since the increase in the cost-of-living index met the statutory thresholds that trigger their adjustment. However, others remain unchanged.
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October 31, 2018
In October 2018, the IRS issued guidance on the business expense deduction for meals and entertainment following law changes in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA.”) The TCJA eliminated the deduction for any expenses related to activities generally considered entertainment, amusement, or recreation.
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August 6, 2018
“What should I keep and what should I throw out?” This is a question that is asked often by our clients this time of year. It’s a great question and the answer, like many answers we give is, “it depends”. With this in mind, we have put together a guide that can be used when trying to determine what a business should keep and what should be destroyed.
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August 6, 2018
Save the date! GMS Surgent will host a shred event August 15th & 16th. Simply bring all your confidential documents to the GMS Surgent location, and one of our team members will place them in a locked and secure collection bin for on–site destruction. This service is for confidential documents only. Limit (2) boxes.
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June 22, 2018
On June 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in the South Dakota v. Wayfair case, which overturned the physical presence standard that was adopted in the Quill v. North Dakota case in 1992.
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June 12, 2018
Under the Opportunity Zones program, taxpayers may be able to receive very favorable tax treatment on the sale of currently held investments.
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March 19, 2018
The new tax law has created new opportunities to accelerate tax write‐offs. Below is a summary of some of the changes made to tax depreciation under the new tax law.
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February 6, 2018
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed into law on December 22, 2017, created IRC §199A, which allows an individual a deduction for 20% of qualified business income (QBI) from pass‐through or rental property income.
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