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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 U.S. DOL Finalizes the New Overtime Rule

The U.S. DOL Finalizes the New Overtime Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has released the finalized rule on overtime exemptions for white-collar workers under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The rule updates the standard salary levels for the first time since 2004. While it is expected to expand the pool of nonexempt workers by more than 1 million, it’s also more […]

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Final QBI Real Estate Safe Harbor Rules Issued

Final QBI Real Estate Safe Harbor Rules Issued

Earlier this year, the IRS published a proposed safe harbor giving owners of certain rental real estate interests the opportunity to take advantage of the qualified business income (QBI) deduction. The QBI write-off was created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) for pass-through entities. The IRS has now released final guidance (Revenue Procedure […]

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Additional Guidance on Bonus Depreciation Under the TCJA

Additional Guidance on Bonus Depreciation Under the TCJA

The IRS has released final regulations and another round of proposed regs for the first-year 100% bonus depreciation deduction. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) expanded the deduction to 100% if the qualified property is placed in service through 2022, with the amount dropping each subsequent year by 20%, until it sunsets in 2027. […]

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Transition Planning Part I (ESOPs_employees)

Transition Planning Part I (ESOPs/employees)

Eventually, the ownership of every privately-held business will be transitioned in one way or another.  There are many options available to transfer ownership, but they basically fall into one of the following categories: Sale/transfer to family Sale/transfer to other current owners Sale to outside parties Give to charity Initial public offering (i.e. “go public”) Liquidation […]

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Tax Benefits of Working from Your Home

Tax Benefits of Working from Your Home

Working from home has its perks – you can skip the commute, have a more flexible schedule, and forego “business professional” dress on many occasions.  If you work from home, you may also be eligible to deduct home office expenses on your tax return. Deductions for these expenses can save you a bundle, so long […]

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Pros and Cons of S Corporations – is it right for you?

Pros and Cons of S Corporations – is it right for you?

For many years, the number of S corporations have been on the rise, due to high corporate tax rates and double taxation. Business owners were able to receive limited liability protection, avoid taxes on distributions, and save on Social Security and Medicare taxes on wages paid from the S corporation. But with the changes under […]

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