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.
The new tax law makes it easier to claim the medical expense deduction on your 2017 tax return. It provides planning opportunities for 2018, too.
You might be able to deduct home office expenses for 2017 but not 2018. The difference may depend on whether you’re an employee or self-employed.
It’s the total impact of the TCJA’s reduced tax rates and other changes that will determine whether your tax liability drops for 2018. Changes to the personal exemption, standard deduction and child credit are just the tip of the iceberg.
Bonus depreciation allows businesses to deduct more of an asset’s cost in the year the asset is placed in service. The new tax law’s enhanced bonus depreciation provision may save tax on your 2017 return.