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The IRS Standard Mileage Rate Increases Continue in 2023

 

With gas prices reaching record highs during 2022, the IRS adjusted mileage rates to provide some relief for miles driven for the following purposes: business, medical, and/or charity.

At the launch of 2023, the IRS increased the standard mileage rates as follows:

  • Business miles – From 62.5 cents per mile (effective 7/1/22) to 65.5 cents per business mile driven.

The following to note, but remains unchanged from the IRS update made effective 7/1/22:

  • Medical – 22 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes (moving purposes only for qualified active-duty members of the Armed Forces)
  • Charitable – 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations
    • Reminders to our clients:
      • There is always the option of calculating actual costs rather than using the standard mileage rates.
      • Leased […]
By |January 11th, 2023|Categories: Announcements, Business Operations, IRS|Comments Off on The IRS Standard Mileage Rate Increases Continue in 2023

401(k) Contribution Limits Increase to $22,500 for 2023, and IRA Limit Rises to $6,500

 

The IRS is raising the bar on retirement savings by increasing the annual contribution limits to 401(k), 403(b), most 457 plans, and the federal government’s Thrift Savings Plan.  To the plans just mentioned, participants can look forward to a $22,500 contribution limit for the 2023 tax year, which increased from the previous $20,500 limit (2022 tax year).  Also in 2023, IRA contributions will increase to $6,500, from $6,000 (2022 tax year).

    • Catch-up contributions towards 401(k), 403(b), most 457 plans, and the federal government’s Thrift Savings Plan increase to $7,500, up from $6,500 in 2022.
    • SIMPLE plans increase to $3,500, up from $3,000 in 2022.

For additional detail on allowed contributions to all retirement plans, please refer to the following IRS press release here.

By |November 9th, 2022|Categories: IRS, Retirement Planning|Comments Off on 401(k) Contribution Limits Increase to $22,500 for 2023, and IRA Limit Rises to $6,500

Inflation Reduction Act of 2022: Clean Vehicle Energy Credit

 

With the recent passing of the Inflation Reduction Act, you can reap the benefit of a $7,500 tax credit on purchasing a new electric vehicle. The new law also includes guidance on purchasing used electric vehicles, which are eligible for a credit for the lesser of $4,000 or 30% of the sales price. To qualify for this credit, there are adjusted gross income limitations as below.

Single – $150,000

Married filing joint – $300,000

Head of household – $225,000

To be eligible under the Inflation Reduction Act, the qualifying vehicle must be purchased after August 16, 2022. Visit this link to see if your new vehicle is eligible – https://afdc.energy.gov/laws/inflation-reduction-act.  If you were in a binding contract to purchase a qualifying clean vehicle and did not take possession of the vehicle until after […]

By |October 4th, 2022|Categories: BCo Community News, Individual Tax, IRS|Comments Off on Inflation Reduction Act of 2022: Clean Vehicle Energy Credit

IRS Announces Interest Rate Increases for the Fourth Quarter of 2022

 

Beginning October 1, 2022, individual taxpayers can expect to see a 1% increase in interest rates for tax over and underpayments (taxes owed that are not fully paid).

This 6% rate is an increase from the previously established 5% (July 1, 2022) and the interest will be compounded daily.  Individuals are not the only taxpayers that will be seeing the hike; corporate taxpayers with an overpayment exceeding $10,000 will be assigned a 3.5% rate, or 5% if the overpayment is below this threshold.   For underpayments on the corporate side, an 8% rate will be assigned.

For more information on the new interest rates for the fourth quarter, please click here.

By |September 28th, 2022|Categories: Announcements, IRS|Comments Off on IRS Announces Interest Rate Increases for the Fourth Quarter of 2022

Biden Administration’s Proposed 2023 Budget Plan Calls for Corporate & High-Net-Worth Individual Tax Hikes

 

The Biden administration’s fiscal year 2023 budget blueprint, released on March 28, consists of a mix of familiar proposals and brand-new initiatives that reflect the President’s policy objectives. The proposals are described in more detail in the General Explanations of the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2023 Revenue Proposals, commonly referred to as the “Green Book,” that was released with the budget, and include the President’s now familiar calls for increasing the top corporate tax rate to 28% and the top individual rate to 39.6%.

Among the new proposals, the minimum tax on high-net-worth individuals has garnered considerable press attention.

These proposals, as well as others that have not been closely scrutinized, are described in more detail below.

Corporate Tax Proposals

Raise Corporate Income Tax Rate to 28%

C corporations, unlike an S corporation, the […]

By |August 2nd, 2022|Categories: Announcements, Business Tax, Individual Tax, IRS, Trusts and Estates|Comments Off on Biden Administration’s Proposed 2023 Budget Plan Calls for Corporate & High-Net-Worth Individual Tax Hikes
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