Many tax amounts affecting businesses have increased for 2021

How much do your employees have to earn in 2021 before they can stop paying Social Security tax? How much can they contribute to 401(k) plans this year? Here are the answers to these and other questions about tax-related inflation adjustments and changes affecting businesses.

Arizona Prop 208 Adds a 3.5% Surcharge to Highest Personal Income Tax Bracket

Arizona voters approved Proposition 208, which took effect on January 1, 2021. Prop 208 adds a 3.5% surcharge to Arizona’s highest personal income tax bracket, resulting in an effective tax rate of 8% for affected taxpayers. At this increased 8% tax rate, Arizona becomes one of the highest taxing states for top earners.  Affected individuals are[ … ]

IRA charitable donations are an alternative to taxable required distributions

Are you charitably minded and have a significant amount of money in an IRA? If you’re age 70½ or older, and don’t need the money from required minimum distributions, you may benefit by giving these amounts to charity. IRA distribution basics A popular way to transfer IRA assets to charity is through a tax provision[ … ]

2 Major Tax Law Changes for Individuals in 2019

While most provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) went into effect in 2018 and either apply through 2025 or are permanent, there are two major changes under the act for 2019. Here’s a closer look. 1. Medical expense deduction threshold With rising health care costs, claiming whatever tax breaks related to health[ … ]