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Most individual tax rates go down under the TCJA

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) generally reduces individual tax rates for 2018 through 2025. It maintains seven individual income tax brackets but reduces the rates for all brackets except 10% and 35%, which remain the same. It also makes some adjustments to the income ranges each bracket covers. For example, the 2017 top rate of 39.6% kicks in a...
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Luxury Auto Depreciation under the TCJA (Tax Cut & Jobs Act)

​The Tax Cut & Jobs Act affords a much greater deduction for business use of automobiles than under the previous MACRS depreciation under the old law.  Basically for a vehicle used 100% for business the depreciation deduction is now $49,360 over 4 years, (including bonus depreciation) where as under MACRS the deduction was $21,185. That ta...
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The Home Office Deduction in 2018

Working from home has become commonplace. But just because you have a home office space doesn't mean you can deduct expenses associated with it. And for 2018, even fewer taxpayers will be eligible for a home office deduction. Changes under the TCJA For employees, home office expenses are a miscellaneous itemized deduction. For 2017, this means you'...
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TCJA Tax Plans are Available

We've been analyzing the benefits and disadvantages under the new tax law. So far most are saving Federal tax dollars, specifically those whom have been paying alternative minimum tax in the past. Although the state and local income taxes and the real estate taxes are limited to $10,000 in total, these individuals lost the benefit of those deductio...
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