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Understanding the New 20% Pass-Through Income Tax Deduction

In December, 2017 President Trump signed the new tax bill.  This is known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).  What received a lot of attention in the media was the tax cuts for individuals. For Connecticut taxpayers, check out Four Easy Steps for CT Taxpayers to Plan for Their 2018 Income Tax.

Also, as part of the TCJA, for eligible entities, there is a new 20% Pass-Through Deduction, which is also known as a Section 199A deduction.  … Continue reading »

NEW Bill: Connecticut’s Response to the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017

In December, 2017 President Trump signed the new tax bill.  This is known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).  What received a lot of attention in the media were the tax cuts for individuals. For CT taxpayers, check out Four Easy Steps for CT Taxpayers to Plan for Their 2018 Income Tax.

 

 

In response to the federal tax reform legislation, the Connecticut General Assembly has sent the … Continue reading »

Four Easy Steps for CT Taxpayers to Plan for their 2018 Income Tax

1. Know the Tax Law Changes

 

In December 2017 President Trump signed the new tax bill.  This new law is known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).  Much of the discussion surrounding the TCJA is tax cuts for individual taxpayers.

 

Overall income tax rates were cut.  The highest federal income tax rate which was 39.6% has been cut to 37%.  This is one of many other … Continue reading »

7 Ways The 2017 Tax Bill Affects Connecticut Taxpayers

 

 

1) Decrease in Income Tax Rates

 

The 2018 income tax rates are as follows:

Single                                        Married Filing Joint 10%  up to $9,525                      Up to $19,050 12% $9,526 to $38,700               $19,051 to $77,400 22% $38,701 … Continue reading »

4 Easy Steps to File Your 2017 Forms 1099

 

 

1) Determine who should receive Form 1099

 

Business owners need to determine who should receive a Form 1099.  The Form 1099 will be issued to independent contractors and other parties. The IRS has rules to determine who is an employee and who is an independent contractor under the so-called Twenty Factor Test.  For Connecticut employers; they should also look at the Connecticut ABC Test.

Some … Continue reading »