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Taxpayers Who Usually Itemize Deductions Should Check Their Withholding To Avoid Tax Surprises

The Internal Revenue Service encourages taxpayers who typically itemized their deductions on Schedule A of the Form 1040 to use the Withholding Calculator this year to perform a “paycheck checkup.”

People who have itemized before may be affected by changes from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Taxpayers who itemize should use the IRS Withholding Calculator to make sure their employers are withholding the appropriate amount of tax from their paychecks for their financial situation.

The law changes are effective in 2018 and affect the tax returns taxpayers will file in 2019. The new law makes a number of major changes, including:

  • Limiting the deductions for state and local taxes
  • Limiting the deduction for home mortgage interest in certain cases (see IR-2018-32 for more information)
  • Excluding deductions for employee business expenses, tax preparation fees and investment expenses, including investment management fees, safe deposit box fees and investment expenses from pass-through entities

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Newly Wed And Starry Eyed… Here Are Some Tax Tips To Remember

We were attending a dear friend’s daughter’s engagement when this thought occurred to me that most newly weds don’t think of the change in their Tax Filing Status till Tax Time. Yes, blame it on my tax “nerd”i-ness!! I don’t mean to burst the newly wed pink bubble, but these are important things to remember!

Now that DOMA, Section 3 has been over-turned by the Supreme Court as well, there’s even more details to keep in mind.

Here are several tips for newlyweds from the Internal Revenue Service:

• It’s important that the names and Social Security numbers that you put on your tax return match your Social Security Administration records. If you have changed your name, report Read more

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