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Changes to Vehicle Depreciation

January 24, 2018 by Andy Graf
Copeland Buhl
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act made changes to the limits on passenger automobiles placed in service after 2017.  These caps are often referred to as the “luxury auto limits” even though they generally affect vehicles that cost $18,000 and above and have a gross vehicle weight of less than...
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Depreciation Changes under Tax Reform

January 24, 2018 by Andy Graf
Copeland Buhl
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act make substantial changes to the rules for bonus depreciation, Code Section 179 expensing deductions and regular depreciation deductions for property used in a business. Bonus Depreciation Property placed in service and acquired after September 27, 2017 100% bonus is allowed.  Additionally, the post Sept....
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Overview of Qualified Business Income Deduction

January 24, 2018 by Jeff Benson
Copeland Buhl
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act adds a new deduction for noncorporate taxpayers for qualified business income (QBI). The deduction is also referred to as the “pass-through deduction.” It should provide a substantial benefit to individuals with QBI.  The deduction reduces taxable income, rather than adjusted gross income, but is...
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Home Interest Deduction Changes

January 22, 2018 by Sean Hauenstein
Copeland Buhl
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has changed the rules for home interest.  Under the old law, taxpayers could deduct interest on home acquisition debt with principal balances up to $1 million.  Acquisition debt is indebtedness used to acquire, construct, or substantially improve a qualified residence.  Interest paid on the...
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Entity Selection Under the New Tax Law

January 22, 2018 by Sean Hauenstein
Copeland Buhl
The new tax law made several changes to business taxes that an analysis of entity selection may be appropriate. The new tax rate for a C corporation is a flat 21%.  For a pass-through entity (S corporations and partnerships) and sole proprietorships, the income is taxed on the owner’s personal...
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