General Tax Questions

Year-End Tax Planning

Year-End Tax Planning Life Events. Life events can significantly impact your taxes. For example, if you are using head of household or surviving spouse filing status for 2018, but will change to a filing tax status of single for 2019, your tax rate will go up. Thus, accelerating income into 2018

New Tax Rules for 2018

New Tax Rules for 2018 A centerpiece of last year's legislation is the reduction in income tax rates. While the new law keeps the same number of tax brackets for individuals as there were in 2017, many tax rates are two to three percentage points lower than prior years. The top rate is reduced

California Conformity

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) made significant changes that will impact most taxpayers. Probably the most talked about change for individuals relates to itemized deductions. Conventional wisdom for as long as I can remember touted the value of home ownership. The mortgage interest and property