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Ask the Expert: What Does ‘Like-Kind’ Mean in a 1031 Exchange?

Posted by Zinner & Co. Real Estate Team on Nov 12, 2019 5:06:00 AM

What Does ‘Like-Kind’ Mean in a 1031 Exchange?

That’s a great question – as you’re probably aware a 1031 Exchange refers to a provision in the U.S. tax code which allows real estate investors to sell or dispose of a piece of real property and purchase another piece of “like-kind” property without incurring any short-term tax consequences. But what does like-kind mean?

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Topics: real estate, income tax, tax avoidance, personal finance, 1031 Exchange

Governor Signs Tax Break for Teachers, Attorneys and Lobbyists into Law

Posted by Zinner & Co. Tax Team on Nov 11, 2019 10:47:05 AM

Governor Mike DeWine has signed a bill into law that will allow Attorneys and Lobbyists to take the Business Income Deduction (BID) deduction.

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Topics: Ohio business owners, income tax, business income deduction, ohio

5 Reasons You Should Begin Planning for Tax Season NOW

Posted by Zinner & Co. Tax Team on Nov 7, 2019 5:00:00 AM

It’s the 4th quarter. The holidays are right around the corner. The last thing you may want to think about is income taxes … but there are some compelling reasons why you should be thinking ahead.

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Topics: tax services, Taxes - Corporate & Business, Taxes - Individual, income tax, tax avoidance

Ohio House Passes Bill Reducing Taxes for Lawyers, Lobbyists & Teachers

Posted by Zinner & Co. Tax Team on Oct 15, 2019 5:45:00 AM

The Ohio General Assembly unanimously passed a bill that reverses a previous tax measure, passed in July, that required lawyers and lobbyists to pay tax on the first $250,000 of income they earned.

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Topics: Ohio business owners, income tax, SALT, business income deduction

Ask The Expert: Someone told me I could be impacted by depreciation recapture even though I didn’t claim depreciation – is this true?

Posted by Zinner & Co. Tax Team on Oct 3, 2019 6:00:00 AM

 

Ask the Expert: I sold my income property. Someone told me I could be impacted by depreciation recapture even though I didn’t claim depreciation – is this true?The short answer is, yes.

Certain types of assets can be depreciated and are subject to depreciation recapture; among these are investment rental properties.

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Topics: real estate, income tax, depreciation

IRS Introduces New W-4 for 2020

Posted by Zinner & Co. Tax Team on Aug 16, 2019 7:48:26 AM

The IRS has unveiled the new, redesigned Form W-4 for the tax year 2020. This new form eliminates many of the complex tables used in previous versions and includes many enhancements from the earlier draft version.

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Topics: income tax, IRS

Ohio Initiates New Registration Process for New Pass-Through Entities

Posted by Zinner & Co. Tax Team on Aug 9, 2019 5:02:00 AM

The Ohio Department of Taxation announced they have begun a new process for registering new pass-through entities (PTE.) In the past, the department’s old computer system registered and created accounts for new PTEs upon the filing of their first return. One challenge with this process was that many PTEs made estimated payments prior to filing their first return.

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Topics: Ohio business owners, income tax, SALT, start ups

IRS Sending Warning Letters to Cryptocurrency Holders

Posted by Zinner & Co. Tax Team on Jul 29, 2019 10:02:42 AM

The IRS has begun sending letters to more than 10,000 cryptocurrency holders with a warning that they may have violated federal tax law. 

The letters state those who have profited from the trade or use of cryptocurrencies (such as Bitcoin) may be subject to a variety of taxes including capital gains.

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Topics: income tax, cryptocurrency, block chain

Ohio House and Senate Reach Resolution on BID

Posted by Zinner & Co. Tax Team on Jul 18, 2019 12:18:19 PM

The Ohio House and Senate passed two different - and conflicting - budget bills prior to the June 30th deadline. A major point of contention between the bills was the treatment of Ohio’s Business Income Deduction (BID).

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Topics: Ohio business owners, income tax, SALT

Changes to Ohio’s Business Income Deduction Still Undecided

Posted by Zinner & Co. Tax Department on Jul 1, 2019 11:14:00 AM

Ohio's state constitution requires that the state's biennial budget be approved by June 30. That deadline has come and gone and Ohio's Legislature has not yet passed a budget. The house and senate both approved a measure that extends state funding at current levels for 17 days while lawmakers try to compromise on the 3,000+-page budget bill.

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Topics: income tax, business income deduction

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