Month: March 2018

Last call for these 5 tax deductions

The historic Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) provides tax breaks to individuals, but also repeals or reduces certain cherished deductions. As a result, the 2017 return you file this year may be your last chance to claim these five…

Can you deduct IRA contributions?

It’s 2018, so it’s too late to cut your 2017 tax bill…right? Wrong. If you qualify, you can deduct all or part of a contribution to a traditional IRA made before April 17, 2018 on your 2017 tax return. If…

Your roundup of deductible miscellaneous expenses

What do you call those deductible expenses that don’t fit squarely into any other category? The IRS refers to them as “miscellaneous” expenses. If you qualify, you can deduct the excess above 2 percent of your adjusted gross income (AGI)…