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The estimated tax penalty can be waived for you, if your 2018 federal income tax withholding and estimated tax payments fall short of your total tax liability for the year; however, there is a catch: its is only waived, if you paid at least 85 percent of total tax liability during the year through federal income tax withholding, quarterly estimated tax payments or a combination of the two.
Typically, you must pay 90 percent to avoid a penalty.The waiver computation will be reflected in a revised Form 2210, Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Individuals, Estates and Trusts, and instructions.
Many people use IRAs, SEP Plans, SIMPLE IRA plans, and employee-sponsored retirement savings plans such as the 401(k) to save money for their retirement years, but what if you need to tap that money before age 59 1/2?
As the New Year rolls around, it’s always a sure bet that there will be changes to current tax law and 2019 is no different, now that the tax provisions under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) are in full effect. From standard deductions to health savings accounts and tax rate schedules, here’s a checklist of tax changes to help you plan the year ahead.
The Rehabilitation Tax Credit offers an incentive for owners to renovate and restore old or historic buildings. Tax reform legislation passed in December 2017 changed when the credit is claimed and provides a transition rule, which is summarized below:
Recapping Business Tax Provisions for 2018, here’s what business owners need to know about tax changes for 2018:
This Financial Guide answers frequently asked questions surrounding tax saving ventures; and provides tax saving strategies for deferring income, and maximizing deductions; it also includes some strategies for specific categories of individuals, such as those with high income and those who are self-employed.
Before getting into the specifics, however, we would like to stress the importance of proper documentation.
What pieces of paper do I need to keep in order to do my taxes? Keep detailed records of your income, expenses, and other information you report on your tax return. A good set of records can help you save money when you do your taxes and will be your trusty ally in case you are audited.
There are several types of records that you should keep. Most experts believe it’s wise to keep most types of records for at least seven years, and some you should keep indefinitely.
Don’t forget to book your year-end review! As we come to the end of yet another fiscal year, and approach the start of a new tax season, ebs Associates is recommending that our clients take time to schedule a year-end review with their ebs Financial Controller. Depending on your needs, this review can be done over the phone, via email or in person.