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November Economic Update

2019 IRS Cost-of-Living Adjustments

The Internal Revenue Service has issued the 2019 annual limitations for qualified retirement plans and Social Security. Click here to view the contribution, compensation and other limitations for 2019 and prior years that may affect you.

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Third Quarter 2018 Market Perspective

The Business Meal Expense Deduction Lives on Post-TCJA

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was packed with goodies for businesses, but it also seemed to eliminate the popular meal expense deduction in some situations. Now, the IRS has issued transitional guidance — while it works on proposed regulations — that confirms the deduction remains allowable in certain circumstances and clarifies when businesses can claim it.

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October Economic Update

Do You Qualify for the Section 1202 Stock Sale Gain Exclusion?

Take a second to investigate whether you could qualify for a 100% exclusion on the capital gains of the sale of your C corporation stock.

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Minnesota Local Sales Tax Nexus: Big Change for Some Taxpayers

The South Dakota vs. Wayfair U.S. Supreme Court ruling from June 2018 continues to spur new state laws and guidance. The newest change impacting Minnesota sales tax registrants has to do with requirements to collect local sales taxes. On September 7, 2018, the Minnesota Department of Revenue informed taxpayers they must collect local Minnesota sales taxes on certain sales even if their business does not have physical presence in those local jurisdictions. Businesses primarily impacted will be those delivering taxable products/services to their customers’ locations in Minnesota. Retailers only making point of sale transactions to customers who visit their retail business locations may not experience a change.

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Opportunity Zones

Opportunity zones were created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and allows taxpayers to defer capital gains and potentially reduce the amount of gain realize. There is also a possible exclusion of gain on appreciation from Qualified Opportunity Fund investments.

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3 Bills Form Tax Reform 2.0

On September 13, the House Ways and Means Committee passed three separate bills that will be the cornerstone of what is being referred to as Tax Reform 2.0. The bills focus on making permanent certain provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) that affect individuals, families, and small businesses. They also promote family and retirement savings and new business innovation. For example, one proposal would allow new businesses to write off more of their initial start-up costs.

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September Economic Update

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