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5 Reasons Taxpayers over Age 70 1/2 Should Make a Charitable Donation From Their IRA

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) almost doubled the Standard Deduction. Beginning in 2018, Single filers can claim $12,000, Head of Household $18,000 and Married Filing Jointly $24,000. Additionally, the maximum amount that can be deducted for state and local income tax is $10,000.  Before this change, it was estimated that about 30% of taxpayers itemized their deductions. After this change it is estimated that about only 10% of taxpayers will itemize their deductions.

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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 »


6 Proven Reasons to Make a Charitable Donation from Your IRA to Save Money

The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 has temporarily extended the ability of certain taxpayers to make charitable donations from their IRA.

The Basics

Charitably inclined taxpayers over age 70 1/2 can donate up to $100,000 per year from their IRA to a qualified charity.  This is known as a Qualified Charitable Distribution. The donation must be made directly from the IRA to the qualified charity.


How to Declare a Casualty Loss From Hurricane Sandy

 

Hurricane Sandy has left her mark.  This included power outages, significant property damage and, sadly loss of life.


Fifty Shades of Tax Deductions

No Fifty Shades of Grey here.  Here are Fifty Black and White Tax Deductions and Credits.

1) Standard Deduction – Taxpayers can take the higher of the Standard Deduction or their Itemized Deductions.

2) Medical Expenses

3) Medical Miles – The deduction for medical miles is currently 23 cents per mile.