The “kiddie tax” name sounds cute, but it is not what it may seem. Changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) makes the tax more serious and now, children with unearned income could wind up in a tax bracket higher than that of their parents. However, the TCJA also created new opportunities […]
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In 1986, Congress enacted the “kiddie tax” rules to prevent parents and grandparents in high tax brackets from transferring income (usually from investments) to their children in lower tax brackets. While the tax troubled some families in the past, the Tax Cuts Jobs Act (TCJA) has made it worse today by revising the tax rate […]
Once upon a time, some parents and grandparents would attempt to save tax by putting investments in the names of their young children or grandchildren in lower income tax brackets. To discourage such strategies, Congress created the “kiddie” tax back in 1986. Since then, this tax has gradually become more far-reaching. Now, under the Tax […]
The following table provides some important federal tax information for 2017, as compared with 2016. Many of the dollar amounts are unchanged or have changed only slightly due to low inflation. Other amounts are changing due to legislation.