As part of the Obama administration’s announcement of a crackdown on inversions the U.S. Treasury issued final and temporary proposed regulations that would dramatically change the taxation of corporate debt issued to related corporations having nothing to do with inversions or foreign acquisitions.
Archive for 2016 Tax Changes
Here are a list of developments that occurred earlier in the year and the tax implications that follow them.
The amount for single and marred filing separate is $6,300 ($7,850 if 65 and over or blind), surviving spouse and married filing joint $12,600 plus $1,500 for each spouse 65 and over, or blind, heads of household $9,300 plus $1,250 if 65 and over or blind. For taxpayers claimed as a dependent on another return, it is the greater of (a) $1,050 or (b) $350 plus earned income. The amount can’t exceed the basic standard deduction.
Whatever the result of the Presidential Election 2016, it is apparent that we all love the United States. For the record, many of my closest friends represent all parties in this year’s election and I respect all the views. The question is what direction will this country take on taxes with either candidate?
On December 18th, President Obama signed H.R. 2029, using the tax (the “Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015”) and spending bills (Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016) to fund the government for its 2016 fiscal year.
Much has been made in the press of late regarding the tax returns of the major Presidential candidates. This article is not focused on promoting either candidate, but an attempt to shed some light on these recent tax revelations.
Have you been keeping up with the online sales tax debate? Are you curious which pieces of internet sales tax legislation are still circulating in Congress? Here’s a quick summary of the current bills we’ve been watching, and the pros and cons for each one.
One of the most positive aspects of my job is to talk to people who come in with their start-up ideas. Whether those are tried & tested ideas or totally out of the box schemes, the excitement at starting something new is always palpable. It’s like planning a baby’s room or buying a new house.
As we shared last week, Congress recently introduced two new online sales tax bills: Sensenbrenner’s H.R. 5893, which would make it harder for states to impose sales tax, and Goodlatte’s Online Sales Tax Simplification Act of 2016, which would make it much easier.
According to Brenda L. Hales, Senior Tax Analyst at the Internal Revenue Service, ITIN Policy Section-M/S 97-WI, the ITIN Acceptance Agent Program includes the following changes made in 2016 and are immediately effective:
If you are a college student or the parent of one, you are probably familiar with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, commonly known as FAFSA. It is a long, tedious document to complete. Officially, it is supposed to take about 30 minutes to complete, but that time can expand significantly if you need to collect the information.
For several years, the online sales tax debate has been tossed around Capitol Hill, but has gained little traction in Congress. However, two new bills introduced recently add some new fodder for discussion. One bill makes it harder to impose sales tax, while the other makes it much easier. Will either pass?