The TCJA brings some significant changes to the amounts individual taxpayers end up owing the IRS, starting this year and generally running through 2025. The sweeping legislation affects everything from income tax rates, deductions and credits to the alternative minimum tax (AMT) and the estate tax. This article highlights some of the most important provisions for individuals, including tax brackets and rates and family-based breaks. A sidebar spotlights how the new law makes 529 plans, which many families use to grow their savings tax-free for their children’s college, more valuable.
Since the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark 2018 decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, most states have enacted, begun enforcing or proposed “economic nexus” statutes. These statutes impose sales tax collection obligations on out-of-state sellers based on their economic activities in the state, regardless of whether they have a physical presence in that state. This article discusses the effects of Wayfair, including the concept of “nexus” and steps that businesses must take to comply with state laws.
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