Gift and Estate Taxes Are Changing

As many of you may already know, there was a significant increase in the lifetime exclusion for Estate and Gift taxes. Lets break it down.

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Topics: gift tax, estate tax, TCJA, Tax

Year-End Tax Planning Moves

Posted by lgtcpa on Oct 15, 2018

As the end of the year approaches, it is a good time to think of planning moves that will help lower your tax bill for this year and possibly the next.

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Topics: Tax, accounting, TCJA, consulting, IRS, Financial, Accounting Tips

Is the TCJA Affecting Your Medical Practice?

Signed into law this past December, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) is the most sweeping federal tax legislation since 1986. It includes significant changes for individual taxpayers, many of which will have a major impact on higher-income taxpayers like physician practice owners. Here are some of the most notable changes.

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Topics: doctors, medical, practice, consulting, revenue, IRS, Accounting Tips, Tax

Lock down financial assets with the right controls

Posted by Trey Hardy, Tax Supervising Senior on Jul 25, 2018

You’ve got a fence around the job site. Your heavy equipment is turned off and the keys stored securely. Your materials are tied down and, where possible, kept out of sight. But what about your financial assets? Are you protecting those as carefully as your physical assets?

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Topics: Tax, accounting, consulting, Construction

Four ideas to counter shrinking donations under the new tax law

Posted by James Youngblood on Jul 25, 2018

Passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) last year spread dismay in the nonprofit community. With several provisions in the law expected to depress charitable giving, nonprofits should mobilize to minimize the negative impact on their bottom lines.

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Topics: accounting, consulting, Not-for-Profit, Tax

Sitting pretty

Posted by Cory Caddell, Tax Services Manager on Jul 25, 2018

Real estate industry among the big winners on new tax law

By passing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) in late December 2017, Congress granted the holiday wishes of many involved in real estate. While the TCJA brought good cheer for the business community in general, the real estate industry is particularly likely to reap some lucrative rewards.

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Topics: Tax, Real Estate, accounting

Recent legislation encourages low income developments

Both the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act ("TCJA") and Congress’s massive new spending package received widespread media coverage, but a couple of provisions that incentivize investments in low income housing have largely gone under the radar. One provision in the tax law offers significant tax breaks for investors looking to defer or abate capital gains taxes, while the spending bill boosts the Low Income Housing Tax Credit ("LIHTC").

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Topics: Tax, consulting, Real Estate, IRS, Accounting Tips

Documentation matters in real estate professional exception

You would normally be right if you thought a dentist could not qualify as a “real estate professional”, allowed to deduct rental real estate losses — after all, the IRS thought the same thing. In this case you would be wrong, though. The U.S. Tax Court found that a dentist who also operated a real estate business qualified for the real estate professional exception, based largely on his extensive documentation of the hours he’d spent.

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Topics: Tax, Real Estate

Dig deep to determine the TCJA’s total impact

Posted by Cristina Tirado, Tax Services on Apr 25, 2018

The passage of a new tax law in December was intriguing, if not downright exciting, news for most construction company owners. Now that the dust has settled, this article takes a look at some highlights, including reduced tax rates and boosted depreciation deductions. A sidebar points out that some valuable tax breaks have been eliminated or limited.

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Topics: IRS, Tax, Construction

New Texas Tax Amnesty Program

On May 1, 2018, Texas will begin a two-month tax amnesty program. If you have any potential exposure for any Texas back taxes, LGT would welcome the opportunity to discuss the program with you to determine whether it would be worth pursuing. Additional information about the program is below.

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Topics: Tax