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Welcome to our Tax Reform Resource Center.

We are keeping an ear to the ground so that when updates and regulations occur surrounding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, you will know first. Check back here and follow us on social media to receive breaking news as it occurs.

Have questions about how the legislation affects your personal and business tax planning for 2018? Contact your local Blue & Co. tax advisor.

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New electric vehicle purchase can provide a generous tax credit.

New Electric Vehicle Purchase Can Provide a Generous Tax Credit

The market for plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) is still small compared with other cars on the road, but it’s growing thanks in part to a federal tax credit offering. If you’re interested in purchasing an electric or hybrid vehicle, you may be eligible for a federal income tax credit of up to $7,500. (Depending on […]

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Can't Itemize? Maximize Your Above The Line Deductions

Can’t Itemize? Maximize Your Above The Line Deductions

The limitations on itemized deductions have gotten a lot of attention under the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). More individuals will take advantage of the standard deduction instead of itemizing due to the deduction almost doubling. While the TCJA law made changes to itemized deductions, it left most of the above the line […]

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Am I able to itemize for 2018?

Am I able to itemize my taxes for 2018?

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) limits or eliminates several itemized deductions that have been available to many individual taxpayers. Here are five deductions reduced or eliminated by the new tax reform and could impact your income tax return: State and local tax deduction. For 2018 through 2025, your total itemized deduction for all […]

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What’s the Difference? Actual Home office expenses vs. the simplified method

What’s the Difference? Actual Home Office Expenses vs. the Simplified Method

Small business owners who work from home could save money on their taxes by taking the home office deduction, as long as they meet the requirements set forth by the IRS. There are now two methods to choose from when considering your home office deduction: the actual expenses method and the simplified method. Basics of […]

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LLC members & self-employment taxes

LLC Members & Self-Employment Taxes

When it comes to self-employment taxes, an LLC member is not necessarily in the same boat as a limited partner. The IRS is cracking down on LLC members who underreport their SE income by erroneously claiming they are similar to a limited partner of a Partnership. Facts and circumstances play a key role in making […]

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Dissecting the New Business Interest Expense Limitation

Dissecting the New Business Interest Expense Limitation

By Miranda Aavatsmark Iceberg!  Straight ahead!  Although there are many theories why the unsinkable ship, the Titanic, sank, ultimately the piercing claws of the iceberg underwater was the cause of her untimely fate.  When The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) rolled out a new limitation on business interest expense, it appeared, at […]

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