Tag Archive for ‘individual income tax’

Number of Alternative Minimum Tax Payers Falls 98 Percent in Tax Year 2018

Each year, the IRS releases tax return statistics for returns filed for the prior tax year. Data is released throughout the year as more returns are processed and represent tax return information that has been gathered through late-May, mid-July, and mid-November. Although these numbers are not as thorough as the Statistics on Income tables, unlike those tables, filing season data… Read More ›

IRS Clarifies How to Calculate Income Limits for LIHTC Average Income Set Aside

The Internal Revenue Service recently released revenue ruling 2020-4 which instructs taxpayers how to calculate Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) income limits should they choose to use the income averaging minimum set-aside test to meet LIHTC eligibility and compliance requirements. This test was created by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 (the 2018 Act) to complement the existing tests established… Read More ›

Property Taxes Account for 40 Percent of State and Local Tax Revenue in Q1 2019

NAHB analysis of the Census Bureau’s quarterly tax data shows that $594 billion in taxes were paid by property owners over the four quarters ending in Q1 2019.[1] It has been seven years since four-quarter property tax revenues declined. After accelerating in the third and fourth quarters of 2017, the four-quarter growth rate of property tax revenue has slowed in… Read More ›

AMT Changes Made in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

As tax reform negotiations pressed forward last year, there were high hopes that the dreaded individual alternative minimum tax (AMT) would be repealed. While the corporate AMT was abolished permanently, unfortunately, the individual AMT still exists under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). However, the AMT rules are now more taxpayer-friendly, and other changes to the tax code reduce… Read More ›