Georgia approves income tax reduction

Taxpayers in Georgia will see a reduction in their state income tax rate beginning in 2024. Governor Brian Kemp signed the Tax Reduction and Reform Act of 2022, which reduces over a period of seven years the current tax rate of 5.75% to 4.99%. The actual reduction will be subject to a one year delay […]

Is a pass-through entity tax right for you?

Ever since the Treasury Department paved the way for states to enact legislation to workaround the state and local tax deduction cap, more and more states have taken advantage of the opportunity. In late 2020, the IRS released a notice that more or less gave the green light to states for workaround legislation that, to […]

Do your homework when selecting where to live and work

Reducing taxes is the question on everyone’s mind. While much attention is placed at the federal level due to pending infrastructure legislation, don’t forget that state income tax can play a big role in your overall tax burden. As working remotely has increased, people have more options where they live.  Thus, there has been an […]

IRS allows SALT cap workaround for pass-throughs

When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was enacted in 2017, the $10,000 cap on state and local taxes deductions left residents in high tax states out in the cold. For example, many New Yorkers and Californians know it is not unusual for state income tax amounts to approach the cap from payroll deductions alone. […]

States offer tax filing relief in wake of COVID-19 outbreak

As the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across the country, different states’ departments of revenue are offering various forms of tax relief, from extending tax filing deadlines to deferring sales tax. Legislative activity is moving quickly and changing daily. As of March 23, 2020, 39 states, along with various municipalities,  have issued […]

Public education tax credit offered in Georgia

A new tax credit for donations to public education will be available beginning in January for Georgia taxpayers, but the credit is limited so it’s best to act soon. Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, and running through Dec. 31, 2020, the state of Georgia is offering a nonrefundable Georgia income tax credit for donations specifically to […]