For those who enjoy gambling as a hobby, as a professional or only on occasion, be sure you understand the tax hand you’ve been dealt. The TCJA could make the consequences a little different from last year.
Have you recently been awarded restricted stock or do you expect to be awarded such stock this year? The Section 83(b) election can be beneficial if the income at the grant date is negligible or the stock is likely to appreciate significantly. Here’s why.
The TCJA preserves the home sale gain exclusion, so if you’re selling your principal residence, you may be able to exclude up to $250,000 ($500,000 for joint filers) of gain. Learn more about the tax treatment of home sales.