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IRS Tax Inflation Adjustments for 2019

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced the annual inflation adjustments for tax rate schedules and other tax provisions for 2019.  Due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, there are important changes to review concerning the standard deduction, rate tiers, minimum essential health coverage penalty, and other items.  For the detailed announcement, click here.

IRS Offers Guidance on Tax Reform for 2019 Filing Season

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued additional guidance for taxpayers regarding how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will affect filing your 2018 tax returns. The website www.IRS.gov/getready provides information and advice for individuals and families, such as an updated IRS Withholding Calculator, details about refunds, and the new Form 1040.

IRS and Treasury Propose Regulations On State and Local Tax Deductions

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 limits the annual federal tax deduction for state and local taxes to $10,000. In response to this limit, some states with higher tax rates (including California) considered programs that would allow taxpayers to characterize tax payments as charitable donations instead.

Taxpayers Now Have More Time to Challenge IRS Levies

Through the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, taxpayers now have up to two years to file an administrative claim and bring suit for a wrongful levy by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) where the IRS has already sold the property it levied. This time limit is a significant extension on the previous nine-month time limit and applies to levies made after December 22, 2017, and on or before that date if the shorter time limit hadn't yet expired.

IRS Updates Federal Withholding Calculator

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has updated its online withholding calculator to account for the changes to tax calculations caused by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  Taxpayers are encouraged to use the updated calculator tool to ensure the correct amount is withheld from their paychecks.  To access the tool and additional information from the IRS, click here.

New Resource for Tax Professionals on Federal Tax Reform

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has created a special landing page to share information with tax professionals concerning the effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.  Click through for the latest press releases, publications, and IRS legal guidance on the changes made by the latest tax reform: www.irs.gov/newsroom/tax-reform

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