Another tax season is over! However, the outcome of the much hailed 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act came in with mixed results and not what many had expected. The IRS reported that overall, tax refunds were down compared to the prior year. As I had outlined in my blog titled “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of the 2017 TCJA,” it’s definitely a mixed bag. Best wishes to another prosperous year and until next “Taxing Time 2020” – life goes on. Cheers!

What was new last tax season? A lot! Besides the biggest tax reform in over 30 years, have you seen the new Form 1040 which makes it look like you can file your tax returns on a “postcard?” Well…….not so fast! Attach are the printable new forms with instructions or visit the IRS site for more information.

  • New 2018 Form 1040 with Schedules 1 – 6 (pdf)
  • New 2018 Form 1040 Instructions (pdf)

Another big change under the 2017 Tax Reform and Jobs Act aka “TCJA” is the Qualified Business Income “QBI” deduction. It is the net amount of qualified items of income, gain, deduction and loss with respect to qualified trade or business from sole proprietors, pass-thru entities such as Partnerships (excluding publicly traded), S Corporations, LLC’s taxed as partnerships or S corps, and Trusts. The QBI calculation can be quite complex so be sure to check with your tax professional about it if the deduction applies to your tax situation.

  • Section 199A Qualified Business Income Deduction Flowchart (pdf)
  • QBI Deduction Scenario and Example – see attached (pdf)
  • The QBI Deduction goes on Line 9, page 2, of the new Form 1040 (pdf)

2017 TCJA Client Newsletter What It Means For INDIVIDUALS and For BUSINESSES

Are you ready for tax season 2019?!
Uncle Sam wants you!

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