by Louis Alleva
How will the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) affect a taxpayer’s withholding? Should any changes be made? Are there new circumstances that require an examination of the allowances claimed? You bet there are, but before explaining the impact of tax reform on withholding, let’s take a step back and look at the allowances themselves.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 removed entertainment from available business tax deductions, but did not address deductibility of expenses for business meals. To clarify the confusion that arose in the business community due to this omission, the IRS recently released interim guidance that taxpayers can rely on until they issue proposed regulations.
No matter how the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) may alter your tax planning, we’d like to believe one thing will remain the same: With or without a tax write-off, many Americans will still want to give generously to the charities of their choice. After all, financial incentives aren’t usually your main motivation for giving. We give to support the causes we cherish.