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Section 1031 exchange under the TCJA

Normally when appreciated business assets such as real estate are sold, tax is owed on the appreciation. But there's a way to defer this tax: a Section 1031 "like kind" exchange. However, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) reduces the types of property eligible for this favorable tax treatment. What is a like-kind exchange? Section 1031 of the Intern...
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Can you claim an elderly parent on your tax return?

Perhaps. It depends on several factors, such as your parent's income and how much financial support you provided. If you qualify for the adult-dependent exemption on your 2017 income tax return, you can deduct up to $4,050 per qualifying adult dependent. However, for 2018, under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the dependency exemption is eliminated. Inc...
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Huge tax shelter for Businesses- Bonus Depreciation

With bonus depreciation, a business can recover the costs of depreciable property more quickly by claiming additional first-year depreciation for qualified assets. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), signed into law in December, enhances bonus depreciation. Typically, taking this break is beneficial. But in certain situations, your business might sav...
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Will Charities suffer in light of the TCJA?

Whether you're claiming charitable deductions on your 2017 return or planning your donations for 2018, be sure you know how much you're allowed to deduct. Your deduction depends on more than just the actual amount you donate. While December's Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) preserves the charitable deduction, it temporarily makes itemizing less attrac...
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