Keep Tax Reform Proposals in Mind When Making Last-Minute Year-End Moves

Jennifer Deroin Blog, Uncategorized

As 2017 winds down, it’s time to consider making some moves to lower your federal income tax bill and position yourself for tax savings in future years. This year, the big unknown factor is whether or when major tax reform proposals will be enacted.

Even if all goes according to the GOP timeline, the changes generally won’t take effect until next year at the earliest.  So your 2017 return will follow the current rules. Here are five year-end moves for you to consider as Congress works on tax reform.

1. Prepay Deductible Expenditures

If you itemize deductions, accelerating deductible expenditures into this year to produce higher 2017 write-offs makes sense if you expect to be in the same or lower tax bracket next year.… Continue Reading...