Wonder What a Tax Deduction Is Worth?

Individuals are always looking for tax deductions that can reduce their tax liability. But what is the actual tax benefit derived from a tax deduction? There is no straightforward answer because some deductions are “above the line”, others must be itemized, some must exceed a threshold amount before being deductible, and certain ones are not […]

Social Security Administration Announces 2023 Wage Base and Cost of Living Adjustment

Recently, the Social Security Administration (SSA) published their annual release detailing changes to the Social Security wage base and the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Click here to read the SSA release in full. In a helpful article published by the Journal of Accountancy, Martha Waggoner details the […]

IRS May Extend The Transition Period For Compliance Regarding Research Credit Refund Claims

This article explains that in 2021 the IRS announced that “refund claims for section 41 research credits must include detailed information in five specific areas, with claims failing to meet these requirements deemed invalid. The IRS provided a one-year transition period during which examiners could correspond with taxpayers on the required information and give them […]

Here is What To Watch For as the Feds Get Tougher on Inflation

This article explains how the FED is “deadly serious about reducing inflation” and does not wish to stop until inflation is at 2%. Lower inflation rates seem appealing, however, lowering inflation rates will increase interest rates. Fed Chair Jerome Powell explains “these steady increases will almost certainly mean higher unemployment and weaker economic growth until […]