Tax Law

Democrats Worried Over Wealth Tax Design Other Plans to Tax Rich

Democrats Worried Over Wealth Tax Design Other Plans to Tax Rich

With growing confidence that they could win the White House and Senate in 2020 and maintain their House majority in 2020, Democrats are devising ideas that could raise trillions of dollars from the wealthy without the technical and constitutional challenges of Warren’s wealth tax, which Bernie Sanders, her rival on the party’s left flank, has also embraced.

IRS Is Tracking Down 10,000 Crypto Owners to Pay Back Taxes

IRS Is Tracking Down 10,000 Crypto Owners to Pay Back Taxes

The IRS in 2014 classified all virtual currencies as property for tax purposes, meaning the assets -- much like a home -- can be sold at a profit and trigger tax implications. Taxpayers who haven’t been notified by the IRS and may have underpaid or avoided taxes for cryptocurrency transactions still could seek some relief by coming forward before the IRS finds them.

HOW LAWSUIT SETTLEMENTS ARE TAXED?

HOW LAWSUIT SETTLEMENTS ARE TAXED?

Many plaintiffs win or settle a lawsuit and are surprised they have to pay taxes. Some don't realize it until tax time the following year when IRS Forms 1099 arrive in the mail. A little tax planning, especially before you settle, goes a long way. It's even more important now with higher taxes on lawsuit settlements under the recently passed tax reform law.

IRS spotlights expanded tax benefits for depreciation and expensing

IRS spotlights expanded tax benefits for depreciation and expensing

The Internal Revenue Service is highlighting tax reform changes that impact depreciation and expensing for nearly every business. In some cases, these changes allow small business owners and the self-employed to write off the cost of machinery, equipment and other property more quickly.

Using An Intentionally Defective Irrevocable Trust (IDIT) To Gift Your Family Business

Using An Intentionally Defective Irrevocable Trust (IDIT) To Gift Your Family Business

If you are considering making a sizable gift to a family member such as a partial interest in the family business, how you structure the transaction can have a meaningful impact on the success of the transfer, minimizing taxes, and the control you have even after making the gift.

Investment Opportunities Amid Tradewar

 Investment Opportunities Amid Tradewar

The current threat of a prolonged trade war is serving as an emergency brake to a stock market that is pressing the gas pedal as hard as it can with positive economic data reports; including, but not limited to, corporate earnings, serving as tailwinds. Once any semblance of progress is reported with respect to trade negotiations, I would anticipate this emergency brake to be lifted and for constrained stock prices to rise accordingly.