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The 2018 Gift Tax Return Deadline

When you think of April 15, you probably think of the income tax return deadline. But it’s also the gift tax return deadline. Find out if you mus t (or should) file a 2018 gift tax return this April.

Buying Business Assets Before Year End

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has enhanced two depreciation-related breaks that are popular year-end tax planning tools for businesses. To take advantage of these breaks, you must purchase qualifying assets and place them in service by the end of the tax year. That...

Close Up: QBI Deduction’s Wage Limit

The TCJA’s new deduction for owners of pass-through entities can be 20% of qualified business income. But a wage-based limit applies if an owner’s taxable income exceeds certain levels. Find out how the limit works.

Important Deadlines for the Remainder of 2018

April 17 isn’t the only important tax-related deadline for individuals this year. To avoid interest and penalties, or simply to make the most of tax-saving opportunities, be sure you’re aware of these key dates for the rest of 2018.

Charitable Deductions

December’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act preserves the charitable deduction. But you still might find that you don’t enjoy the same tax benefits from charitable giving in 2018 as you do on your 2017 return.

Small Business Tax Savings for 2017

Sec. 179 expensing allows eligible taxpayers to deduct the entire cost of qualifying business property in Year 1, subject to various limitations. Here’s what you need to know.

Tax Breaks: Tuition and Fees

The recently passed Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 included an extension of the tuition and fees deduction. But that may not be the best higher-education break to claim on your 2017 return.