Despite the recent talk in Congress about alternative minimum tax (AMT) reform (see page 3), the "stealth tax" is still expected to hit millions of unsuspecting taxpayers this year ... maybe even you.
Small Business Tax Deduction Strategies
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If you plan to use an increasingly popular estate-planning tool—a charitable remainder trust (CRT)—be aware that you'll need to jump through some new hoops to preserve the trust's tax benefits.
So-called "donor-advised" funds have become immensely popular with wealthy charitable donors. But that tax strategy is now under the gun. The IRS is trying to ferret out which funds benefit donors themselves rather than fulfilling charitable intentions.
Conservation easements, in which landowners can earn tax deductions for preserving their open land, are rife with abuse, the IRS says. That's why the IRS is cracking down on these tax goodies for wealthy landowners. The IRS has already fingered 240 taxpayers for audits relating to this tactic, with another potential 100 donors on the hit list.
The tax law gives you plenty of leeway to deduct contributions within generous limits. In fact, if you're like most donors, you probably aren't even aware that any limits exist.
We can't overemphasize the need to keep the required records for charitable donations, especially because the IRS is turning up the heat on donation deductions.
If you donate intellectual property (such as patents) to charity, you can claim a tax deduction for your generosity. But the 2004 tax law restricts what you can deduct.
Are you ready for a computer upgrade? If the answer is "yes," don't just toss out your old equipment.
Risk: By linking such programs too closely to your organization, they could fall under ...
Do your aging parents live in a home that's soared in value? Chances are, they've paid off the house, so they're not claiming mortgage interest deductions anymore. Even if they still deduct mortgage interest, they're probably in a low tax bracket now, so those deductions don't do much good anyway.