Last night, the IRS confirmed that January 28, 2019 will be the start of the tax season.
Although live assistance from the IRS number isn’t available, their staff is determined to keep the tax season going. “We are committed to ensuring that taxpayers receive their refunds notwithstanding the government shutdown. I appreciate the hard work of the employees and their commitment to the taxpayers during this period,” IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig said.
Now that you have an idea of when you should have your 2018 tax return prepared by, here’s what you need to know.
Will my refund still be delayed?
Continue reading “The IRS has announced the start of the tax season!”
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You may have to file a gift tax return for presents on the expensive side…
We all know that we can’t write off a designer bag or a watch that we’ve bought for ourselves. On the other hand, let’s say you want to surprise someone with a brand new first car for the holidays. If you didn’t know, the IRS establishes an limited amount until you have to file a tax return, just for the gift you’re planning on giving!
Here’s what you need to look out for when you’re going all out for the holidays.
First off, what is the federal gift tax?
The federal gift tax applies to the transfer of money or property to an individual while receiving less than the full value in return or nothing at all. There is a gift tax exclusion (subject to inflation per tax year) which sets a limit of how much in value they can gift per person before having file Form 709 to the IRS.
Here are the gift tax exclusion amounts from tax years 2002 to 2018. Continue reading “The Holidays are Coming and so is the Gift Tax!”