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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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The Gift of Business Valuations for Estate Planners

The Gift of Business Valuations for Estate Planners

By Miranda Aavatsmark In case you had not heard, never watch the news, or do not regularly check your Twitter, the estate and gift tax exemption doubled from about $5.5M to $11.2M starting in 2018. This change was included in The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 that was passed on December 22, 2017. […]

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Complexities and Nuances of Qualified Opportunity Funds

Complexities and Nuances of Qualified Opportunity Funds (QOFs)

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 created an avenue for taxpayers to temporarily defer capital gains, potentially exclude up to 15% of those same deferred gains, and permanently exclude post-acquisition gains from the sale of a qualified opportunity fund (QOF) investment. This can be achieved by investing capital gains in a fund that […]

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Qualified Opportunity Zones: What are they, and how can they benefit you?

Qualified Opportunity Zones: What are they, and how can they benefit you?

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) created qualified opportunity zones (QOZs), a significant new tax incentive, to encourage long-term, private investment in more than 8,700 economically distressed and low-income communities across the country. A QOZ business is a trade or business in which: Substantially all of the tangible business property is QOZ business property. […]

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Revoke or Not to Revoke – That Is The Question

Revoke or Not to Revoke – That Is The Question

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was signed into law on December 22, 2017, and we have had a full tax year, and the following tax season, to absorb the impact of the myriad of tax law changes that were the result. In response to this, many construction companies have asked if they should […]

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Construction Tax Alert: New $25M Average Gross Receipts Threshold

Construction Tax Alert: New $25M Average Gross Receipts Threshold

The new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has brought many changes to the tax law. However, there is one area not drawing a lot of attention that is worth discussing: the change to a $25 million average gross receipts threshold. The new $25 million average gross receipts threshold will have a huge impact on […]

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Making sense of the new IRS rules on company cars

Making Sense of the New IRS Rules on Company Cars

The IRS has updated the inflation-adjusted “luxury automobile” limits on certain deductions taxpayers can take for passenger automobiles, including light trucks and vans, used in their businesses. Revenue Procedure 2019-26 includes different limits for purchased automobiles that are and aren’t eligible for bonus first-year depreciation, as well as for leased automobiles. The Role of the […]

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