Each year, the IRS issues its annual “Dirty Dozen.” This is a list of top scams that taxpayers should be aware of, along with information on how to spot, avoid and report them.
An important part of many clients’ tax files are 1099s, which are annual tax forms that reflect bond interest, stock dividends, other income and the sale of securities that may include capital gains and losses. Separately, Form 1099-R includes tax information for retirement accounts and reflect distributions, transfers and rollovers.
The Internal Revenue Service recently announced the annual inflation adjustments for a number of tax provisions for 2019. These went into effect January 1, 2019 and are not intended to be used for 2018 tax returns. We fully recognize that most of our clients are currently preparing their 2018 taxes and we encourage you to revisit some of the major changes associated with the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that will impact 2018 tax planning.
According to Einstein, what’s the hardest thing to understand in the world? Josh Frankel, CFP, helps find relativity between taxpayers and wealth planning, particularly charitable-giving strategies.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enacted on December 22, may significantly change tax planning for many of our clients. As in past years, we are providing you with a link to the College of Financial Planning’s® Guide to Annual Limits, which is a reference for 2018 for a variety of tax and other wealth planning figures.