2014 Depreciation Limits on Luxury Autos: IRS Rev Proc 2014-21

According to 26 U.S. Code § 280F – Limitation on depreciation for luxury automobiles the first year’s depreciation expense for a newly procured vehicle should be prorated over the tax year based on the in service date not to exceed the limitations spelled out in IRS Rev Proc 2014-21 For passenger automobiles the 2014 Tax Year…

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Virtual Currency Tax Implications – IRS Notice 2014-21

The question of the moment is whether virtual currency is here to stay or simply a passing fad, the 8-track player of modern day finance.  IMHO the answer is probably a little of both. For sure private money is here to stay for a while at least, unless of course the Banks and Other Nefarious Financial Institutions…

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Questions To Ask NOW Regarding the Affordable Care Act

As an astute navigator of the Internal Revenue Code over the last decade or so I’ve been asked by media heads for my opinions on the Affordable Care Act.  Even though I have many to offer the fact of the matter is the deeper I get into the compliance reporting abyss the less sense it…

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Defining Passive Activity Between Spouses – Beyond the Bedroom: What Is Material Participation?

One would imagine this is the script to a low budget B-rated film by the title, it is not. But if it got you reading all the better because you may want to know about my friends, a professionally successful and happily married couple who jointly own rental real estate that generated losses for tax…

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Why is Halloween So Scary – 2015 Tax Planning Will Be Hugely Complicated and Profoundly Significant for most ALL Taxpayers

Once again another year is almost behind us and right after the new year income taxes are coming. The forthcoming tax environment is extraordinarily unusual and can subsequently be very scary. Basically what you need to know is that ALL Americans will be seeing changes on their tax returns many of which congress ONCE AGAIN still…

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