Tax Bulletin


The New Math of Municipal Bonds

Stock market volatility has some investors thinking about putting some money into bonds, which historically have offered relatively stable prices. One key decision facing bond market investors is whether to choose regular, taxable bonds or tax-exempt municipal bonds. (This discussion concerns investments in taxable accounts because tax-exempt municipals and muni […]


Handling Qualified Charitable Distributions

As the filing season for 2018 tax returns reaches a peak, many people will learn that they’re no longer itemizing deductions. The TCJA placed limits on some deductions and increased the standard deduction significantly, so most taxpayers are taking the standard deduction, rather than itemizing. One result is that charitable […]


Deducting Qualified Business Income

The TCJA created a new deduction for small business owners who operate pass-through entities. That includes domestic companies operated as sole proprietorships or through S corporations, partnerships, certain LLCs, trusts, and estates. Income from such entities may allow business owners to deduct 20% of their qualified business income (QBI). On […]


Tax Calendar: March and April 2019

MARCH 2019 March 15 Partnerships. File a 2018 calendar-year return (Form 1065). Provide each partner with a copy of Schedule K-1 (Form 1065), Partner’s Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc., or a substitute Schedule K-1 (Form 1065). If you want an automatic six-month extension of time to file the return […]


Making Stock Sales Less Taxing

As explained in the article, “Putting stock market volatility in perspective,” patient investors generally have prospered over the long term. Nevertheless, there are many reasons for selling stocks. Knowing the basics can help improve your tax position. Selling shares held in a taxable account will trigger taxable capital gains or […]


Tax Calendar: February and March 2019

FEBRUARY 2019 February 15 All businesses. Give annual information statements (Forms 1099) to recipients of certain payments you made during 2018. Payments that are covered include (1) amounts paid in real estate transactions;(2) amounts paid in broker and barter exchange transactions; and (3) substitute payments and gross proceeds paid to […]