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2019-2020 Tax Tips and Planning Strategies

Year-End Tax Planning

As we near the end of 2019, we are sharing an overview of the most significant changes under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) and other key tax provisions you need to be aware of moving into 2020 with strategies for your individual and business situation. For a copy of our planning guide, contact us at info@brinkersimpson.com.

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8 Tips When Reporting Foreign Income

Year-End Tax Planning, Tax Filing, Reporting Foreign Income, Required Forms, Automatic Extension, FBAR, FATCA

If you are living or working outside the United States, you generally must file and pay your tax in the same way as people living in the U.S. This includes people with dual citizenship.

In addition, U.S. taxpayers with foreign accounts exceeding certain thresholds may be required to file Form FinCen114, known as the "FBAR" as well as Form 8938, also referred to as "FATCA." 

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Year in Review: Tax Changes for Individuals 2018

Individuals, Year-End Tax Planning, Big 3

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) eliminated or modified numerous tax provisions starting in 2018. Here's what individuals and families need to know as they get ready for tax season.

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2017 Year-End Tax Planning Strategies for Individuals

Individuals, 2017, Year-End Tax Planning

Once again, tax planning for the year ahead presents a number of challenges: What tax reform measures (if any) will actually become legislation--and when they take effect (e.g. retroactive to January 1, 2017, or a future date); A number of tax extenders expired at the end of 2016, which may or may not be reauthorized by Congress and made retroactive to the beginning of the year?; And there are the normal variations in individual tax circumstances such as the sale of a home that could bump up income into another tax bracket.  With this in mind, let's take a look at some of the tax strategies you can use given the current uncertainties.

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