Monthly Archives: January 2019

TaxAct Review 2017 – Best For Repeat Customers Only

We dive into TaxAct 2017 and honestly there weren’t many changes over prior years. Read our full review here:

In our full review, we cover:
– TaxAct navigation and how they make it easy to hop in and out of different sections
– TaxAct 2017 ease of use and some downfalls we discovered trying to input things
– TaxAct’s lacking knowledge base
– TaxAct Online 2017 pricing and plans, which are very similar to last year. However, they renamed their self employed plan the “Freelancer” plan, and added a new premium tier which offers audit defense for the first time.

Honestly, the best users of TaxAct will be simple W2 only filers (although H&R Block’s More Zero is probably a better fit), along with prior year users who want to import their past returns. Otherwise, most users will find a better interface with better pricing elsewhere.

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TAX POWER HOUR: 2018 Tax Reform explained by CPA’s: Hector Garcia and Jody Padar

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Navigating the 2018 Trump Tax Plan, GOP Tax Plan, 2018 tax reform, whatever you want to call it… Guest: Jody Padar CPA

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Second video in NAR’s series on how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act impacts real estate, real estate professionals, and consumers. Four sections in this video:
1) Changes in tax rates (0:33)
2) Higher standard deduction (5:54)
3) Loss of personal exemptions (10:55)
4) Doubled child credit (13:03)
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Income Tax : AY 15-16 : Transfer Pricing : International Taxation : Lecture 1

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This episode of legal wrangle on international taxation features three important cases. The First one discusses the taxability of notional income from house property situated overseas; the second one discusses the taxability of advertisement fees paid by non-exclusive Indian distributor; and the third one discusses the taxability of franchisee fees obtained by foreign company from Indian branches only for safeguarding their brand name. The cases features are as under:

Mumbai ITAT
DY CIT, MUMBAI Vs Shah Rukh Khan
Date: May 21, 2018

Bangalore ITAT
M/S Google India Pvt Ltd Vs The Joint Director of Income Tax
Date: May 11, 2018

Mumbai ITAT
DY CIT, Mumbai Vs M/S Dominos Pizza International Franchising Inc
Date: May 18, 2018
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International Tax News l December 2018


Are you a foreigner doing business in Germany or a German company doing business abroad? Then our new series „International Tax news“ should be a “must” for you. Benefitax Managing Partner and German chartered accountant Oliver Biernat keeps you up to date with the latest tax topics.

This video contains the following topics:
– Permanent Establishments in Germany. Is the new OECD definition
– Investing in Australia as a German investor and if Germany is an interesting location
– Is investing in Germany via a letterbox company in a tax haven a good idea?

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Authority for Advance Ruling – CA Final International Tax Video Lectures
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Will Your Family Benefit From The 2018 Tax Law Changes?

2018 brings some significant tax law changes to the United States income tax law. Will your family benefit from the law, or will you end up paying more in taxes? In this video, I compare the 2017 and 2018 laws for different income groups, looking at the new 2018 tax brackets, deductions, exemptions, and tax credits.

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2018 Tax Brackets

2018 Tax Brackets are going to be vastly different from 2017. You really need to understand how the brackets work in order to do your best planning.

The first thing to understand is the difference between Total Income, Adjusted Gross Income and Taxable Income.

I can not stress this enough, your tax bracket is based on you TAXABLE INCOME! That is the amount of money you have after you factor in all your income and subtract any deductions and/or exemptions.

Your total income is line 43 on page 2 of your 1040. Your adjusted gross income is line 37 on page 1 of your 1040.

The difference between the two is for your itemized or standard deductions. Standard deductions GREATLY increased with the new tax law. k per person under 65 and ,300 per person 65 and over.

Now, the difference between your total income and your adjusted gross income, all on page 1 of the 1040 is the amount you were able to deduct “above the line”.

Above the line deductions are deductions you can take EVEN if you don’t itemize. IRA contributions, some teacher expenses, health expenses etc. You can take these deductions even if your standard deduction is larger than your itemized deductions.

Thus above the line deductions are more valuable than regular deductions. Makes perfect sense, right!!!

Well guess what? In 2019 the whole 1040 that we’ve all grown to know and love will change. Purportedly it will become “simpler”.

We will see. So, don’t tattoo these line items on your forearm yet. Just remember for 2018 and maybe no more , these are the tax brackets and may change.

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International Tax in Mauritius with Afsar Ebrahim

Facing the challenge of doing business in Africa is the theme for this year’s International Tax Conference – which has got underway in South Africa. Joining ABN now to discuss international tax in Mauritius is Afsar Ebrahim, a partner at BDO Mauritius.
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