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What Do the 2023 Cost-of-Living Adjustment Numbers Mean for You?
The IRS recently issued its 2023 cost-of-living adjustments for more than 60 tax provisions. With inflation up significantly this year, many amounts increased considerably over 2022 amounts. As you implement 2022 year-end tax planning strategies, be sure to take these 2023 adjustments into account.
2023 Employee Benefit Plan and Transportation Limits
The below presents the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced 2023 cost-of-living adjustments for retirement, health and welfare plans, and transportation programs.
Clean Vehicle Credit Comes With Caveats
The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) includes a wide range of tax incentives aimed at combating the effects of climate change. One of the provisions receiving considerable attention from consumers is the expansion of the Qualified Plug-in Electric Drive Motor Vehicle Credit, now known as the Clean Vehicle Credit.
The Inflation Reduction Act Includes Wide-Ranging Tax Provisions
The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have passed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), and President Biden has signed the bill into law. The IRA includes significant provisions related to climate change, health care and, of course, taxes. The IRA also addresses the federal budget deficit. According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the IRA is projected to reduce the deficit by around $90 billion over the next 10 years.
Businesses: Act Now To Make the Most Out of Bonus Depreciation
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) significantly boosted the potential value of bonus depreciation for taxpayers — but only for a limited duration. The amount of first-year depreciation available as a so-called bonus will begin to drop from 100% after 2022 and businesses should plan accordingly.
Four Tips for Working With a Resource-Constrained Internal Revenue Service
Federal tax professionals working to resolve issues with the IRS can attest to the multifaceted impacts of the agency’s resource constraints on taxpayer service. The signs are evident, for instance, in the long wait times for calls to be answered, tax return processing delays and increased instances of penalties being assessed against compliant taxpayers.
Standard Business Mileage Rate to Increase on July 1 for Second Half of 2022
The IRS recently announced that it will increase the standard mileage rate for qualified business driving for the second half of 2022. The mid-year adjustment reflects the soaring cost of gasoline this year. In fact, as of June 13, the nationwide average price of regular unleaded gas was $5.01 a gallon, according to the AAA Gas Prices website. This is compared with $3.08 a gallon a year ago.
New Tax Reporting Requirements for Payment Apps Could Affect You
If you run a business and accept payments through third-party networks such as Zelle, Venmo, Square or PayPal, you could be affected by new tax reporting requirements that take effect for 2022. They do not alter your tax liability, but they could add to your recordkeeping burden, as well as the number of tax-related documents that you receive every January in anticipation of tax-filing season.
Meeting The Lease Accounting Standard, Head On
Even though the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) pushed back the deadline for private companies and not-for-profit organizations to comply with new lease accounting rules — now applicable for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2021 and interim periods of fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2022 — organizations cannot afford to let more time pass by before acting on implementation.
After Tax Day: Take These Action Steps
The April tax filing deadline has passed, but that does not mean you should push your taxes out of your mind. If you filed an extension, you should gather your remaining tax information sooner rather than later. Here are three other tax-related actions that you should consider taking in the near term.