Category Archive: Tax

Family Office Structuring in Light of Lender Ruling

Recent court rulings and tax reform legislation has an impact on family office expense deduction. The lack of definition and bright-line test determining “trade or business activities” means that we must carefully consider the distinct ...

Final Regulations Remove Two-Year Deferral of Advance Payments for Inventoriable Goods Under Section 1.451-5

On July 11, 2019, the IRS and Treasury released final regulations removing Section 1.451-5 of the Income Tax Regulations as a result of the changes made to Section 451 under the 2017 tax reform known ...

IRS Releases New Round of Qualified Opportunity Zone Proposed Regulations – Observations Regarding Certain Key Provisions

Yesterday afternoon, the U.S. Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published a 169-page document setting forth a second round of proposed regulations regarding the new Qualified Opportunity Fund (“QOF”) investment vehicle. Generally, these new ...

A Day in the Life Of a Tax Senior

My name is Kelli and I am a Tax Senior at HM&M, and this is a day in my life. First, a little background. I attended Texas AM&M University at Commerce where I earned my ...

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3 strategies that can be used to increase your charitable giving “bang for the buck”

Do you make charitable contributions? If so, read on. We may be able to help you cut the costs of charitable giving – or increase the size of your contributions without costing any more in ...

Does the IRS Call You?

Ring ring, ring ring…. have you ever been asked why aren’t you picking up your phone? Well, in my case it’s because the phone number from which I’m receiving the “call” appears to be following ...

Tax Strategies for Individuals – Part 2

View part I here. Withholding for 2018 The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enacted in 2017 has many changes that could affect individuals’ Federal tax liability in 2018. For example, many people who used to ...

Tax Strategies for Businesses – Part 2

View part I here. The recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has altered the tax landscape for a lot of businesses. Please consult your HM&M advisor if you would like to have a ...

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Tax Strategies for Individuals – Part 1

Considering Standard Deduction Increase Given the increased standard deduction for 2018 will you still be eligible for itemizing your deductions? If the total of your allowable itemized deductions exceeds the standard deduction you should still ...

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Tax Strategies for Businesses – Part 1

The recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has altered the tax landscape for a lot of businesses. Please consult your HM&M advisor if you would like to have a conversation about how your ...

Tax Strategy: Qualified Charitable Distributions

Almost everyone 70 ½ years of age or older must take (almost always) taxable required minimum distributions (RMDs) from traditional or inherited individual retirement accounts (IRAs). Individuals may distribute up to $100,000 tax-free from their ...

Tax Strategy: Bunching Itemized Deductions

Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, an old strategy of “bunching” itemized deductions is new again. In the past (as recently as 2017), particularly in Texas, some people regularly paid two years ...