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Deducting Business Meal Expenses

In the course of operating your business, you probably spend time and money “wining and dining” current or potential customers, vendors and employees. What can you deduct on your tax return for these expenses? The rules changed for deducting business meal expenses under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), But you can still claim […]

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Vehicle Expense Deduction for Individuals

It’s not just businesses that can deduct vehicle-related expenses. Individuals also can deduct them in certain circumstances. Unfortunately, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) might reduce your deduction compared to what you claimed on your 2017 return. For 2017, miles driven for business, moving, medical and charitable purposes were potentially deductible. For 2018 through […]

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2018 Tax Deductions

2018 Individual Tax Deductions

While the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) reduces most income tax rates and expands some tax breaks, it limits or eliminates several itemized deductions that have been valuable to many individual taxpayers. Here are five 2018 tax deductions you may see shrink or disappear when you file your 2018 income tax return: 1. State […]

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Depreciation-Related Tax Breaks on Business Real Estate

Commercial buildings and improvements generally are depreciated over 39 years, which essentially means you can deduct a portion of the cost every year over the depreciation period. (Land isn’t depreciable.) But there are special depreciation-related tax breaks on business real estate available that allow deductions to be taken more quickly for certain real estate investments. […]

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