Victims of the May 7, 2019 flooding and severe storms that took place in Oklahoma may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service. Individuals who reside or have business in Canadian, Cherokee, Creek, Delaware, Kay, Le Flore, Logan, Mayes, Muskogee, Noble, Nowata, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Payne, Pottawatomie, Rogers, … Continued

For tax years that begin after Dec. 31, 2017 and before Jan. 1, 2026, noncorporate taxpayers that meet certain requirements may claim an income tax deduction under Code Sec. 199A of 20% of their “qualified business income” (QBI) from a partnership, S corporation, or sole proprietorship. Code Sec. 199A allows … Continued

The new tax law has created a method of tax savings by providing tax benefits to taxpayers who reinvest capital gains into vehicles called Qualified Opportunity Funds.  These funds hold at least 90% of their assets in Qualified Opportunity Zone Property, which is property in low-income communities.  If taxpayers take … Continued

This month, the IRS will begin implementation of new procedures affecting individuals with “seriously delinquent tax debts.” These new procedures implement provisions of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, signed into law in December 2015. The FAST Act requires the IRS to notify the State Department of taxpayers the … Continued

Layman’s version of Deduction for Qualified Business Income of an Individual under Sec. 199A   The Qualified Business Income tax deduction gives the owners of pass-through businesses like sole proprietors, partnerships, S corporations and real estate investors a deduction equal to 20% of qualified business income.   What is Qualified Business … Continued

‘Tis the season of employee rewards and bonuses. Below is a quick guide for the tax consequences of gift giving:   Bonuses   Year-end bonuses are subject to the same payroll taxes that an employee’s normal pay is subject to. This includes all federal and state withholding requirements and the … Continued

An employee stock option is a contract that gives employees the right to buy a certain amount of the company’s stock at a predetermined exercise price after a specified vesting period. The exercise price is normally the fair market price of the stock at the time the option is granted, … Continued