House Democrats Look to Increase SALT Deduction Before 2020

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Though the U.S. House of Representatives continues to work through the ongoing impeachment proceedings, the Chamber has apparently found time to produce a proposed tax bill that would primarily serve to increase (at least, temporarily) the dollar limitation on deductible state and local income taxes (SALT) for individuals. It appears that a House vote to […]

Joint Committee on Taxation Addresses the QBI Deduction

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One of the most discussed provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), which was enacted in December 2017, is the addition of the Qualified Business Income (QBI) deduction available under new Internal Revenue Code §199A. This provision allows equity owners of qualifying pass-through entities to deduct up to 20% of the qualifying business […]

State and Local Tax Refunds & the Tax Benefit Rule

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In years prior to 2019, and the enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), taxpayers were accorded an “unlimited” federal income tax deduction for all state and local income taxes as well as real estate taxes, if they were able to itemize deductions. In those instances when the state and local income taxes […]

Analyzing the TCJA’s Impact on States

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Not subject to as much media attention as federal income tax legislation, the state impacts resulting from the enactment of federal legislation always poses budgetary challenges for leadership in those jurisdictions. Oftentimes, federal income tax incentives, such as accelerated and bonus depreciation, can prove unduly costly for states whose income tax regimes are predicated upon […]

Final “Corrected” Treasury Regulations Released on QBI Deduction

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS)  has released corrected final regulations on the new Qualified Business Income (QBI) deduction under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) section 199A. Included in these revised regulations are various corrections to the definition and computation of excess IRC section 743(b) basis adjustments, a correction to the description of a disregarded entity for […]