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About Jeff Belingheri

Jeff is a Partner at Bregante + Company LLP, providing tax, accounting and consulting services to closely held businesses and high net worth individuals throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area.

Proposed Tax Legislation

As proposed tax legislation winds through committees in the House and Senate, heading for votes during the holidays, we thought it would be a good time to take a closer look at the two different bills.  We found two very comprehensive articles on the Forbes website.  One of them compares the bills with existing law (click here to read) and the other compares and contrasts the bills with each other (click here to read).

Take a look and feel free to give us a call to discuss in further detail if you have any questions…and stay tuned for updates!

By |November 15th, 2017|Categories: Announcements, Business Tax, Individual Tax|Comments Off on Proposed Tax Legislation

2017 Tax Planning Guide

With the end of the year rapidly approaching, we are once again reaching out to share our annual Tax Planning Guide with you.  The 2017/2018 Tax Planning Guide is available here www.webtaxguide.net/Bregante.

Sweeping tax law changes that will impact individuals and businesses are outlined in the proposed Tax Plan released by the House Republicans on November 2, 2017 including:

  • Proposed decreases to certain individual and most business income tax rates
  • Repeal of a number of personal tax breaks including the deduction for state income taxes which can be significant for most California residents, reduction in the amount of new acquisition debt for principal residences that qualifies for the mortgage interest deduction, elimination of the mortgage interest deduction for […]

2016 Tax Planning Guide

 

Our 2016/2017 Tax Planning Guide is now available. The election of a new President in addition to Republicans retaining control of Congress could result in significant changes in tax laws in the upcoming year.  Our online Tax Planning Guide will give you access to updated tax and financial planning information throughout the year as legislative changes are made. Feel free to forward it to friends and family who you think might find it interesting or helpful. We hope this guide will prove to be a convenient resource for you throughout the year.  Just a few of the topics covered in the guide are:

  • Changes to some business and individual tax filing deadlines effective in 2017
  • Tax planning for investments and net investment income tax
  • How […]

Tax Credits for Qualified Plug-In Electric Vehicles

Electric Car GettyImages-530338908 091516Passenger automobiles that are propelled solely or significantly by electric power have been in the news lately, thanks in part to the buzz surrounding the Tesla Model 3, an “economy” model set to be priced at $35,000 and available in late 2017 or early 2018.  Given all the recent media attention, this seemed like a good time to remind you that federal tax credits of up to $7,500 are still available to help offset the purchase price of electric vehicles.  The IRS has devoted a section of its website to explain how the credits work, and provide a list of all the manufacturers and models for which a credit is still available, including the current amount of the credit […]

By |July 15th, 2016|Categories: Individual Tax, IRS|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Tax Credits for Qualified Plug-In Electric Vehicles

Charitable IRA Distributions

Asset Allocation GettyImages-512058570 091516A little known but potentially powerful tool for the philanthropically inclined is the “qualifying charitable distribution” (QCD) from an Individual Retirement Account (IRA).  A QCD must be:

• From a traditional IRA or Roth IRA
• Transferred directly from the IRA Trustee to the charitable organization
• Made on or after the IRA owner has reached age 70 ½
• Contributed to a qualified charitable organization, as defined by IRC Section 170(b)(1)(a)

There are several tax benefits of QCDs, the most notable of which is that the distribution is not included in your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI).  This can provide a significant benefit over taking a distribution personally and then making a charitable contribution personally, which results in higher AGI and then (in […]

By |June 15th, 2016|Categories: BCo Community News|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Charitable IRA Distributions