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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 »

A Summary of the Proposed Tax Law & How It Affects You

The US senate passed their version of the tax reform – the Cuts and Jobs Act – on December 2nd.  The bill differs from the version that the House passed last month, which means the 2 houses will have to reconcile their differences before a final bill can be voted on and passed before it can be presented to the President for his signature.

 

Senate Version

New brackets & break points. The Act would provide seven tax brackets for … Continue reading »

CT DOL Kicks This Can Further Down The Road

CT Retirement Security Authority Issues Employer Advisory Regarding Savings Plan Implementation Date: deferred until January 1, 2018.

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