Tax Facts on Individuals & Small Business is the professional’s complete, authoritative resource to help individual tax payers and business owners maximize opportunities under today’s often complex tax rules. Tax Facts helps advisers of all kinds understand the tax implications of the recommendations that they make for their clients. This publication features:
Thousands easy-to-read Q&As that comprehensively cover both individual tax issues and also tax issues that are most likely to be faced by small business owners
Practical advice for any professional, including CPAs, attorneys, and estate and financial planners
Detailed explanations of the various types of investment products and techniques that are most commonly used by individuals and businesses
Practice Points give concise advice on how to handle real-world issues
Having the right tax information helps avoid problems before they become costly mistakes, as well as correct problems when they do occur
New in the 2024 Edition:
SECURE Act 2.0 changes, including the increase of the tax credit up to 100% of the ordinary and necessary cost of starting up a retirement plan for small employers with 50 or fewer employees and the new student loan matching benefit that employers may provide beginning in 2024
description of an IRS memorandum clarifying when and whether a business owner could have properly qualified for the employee retention tax credit (ERC) based on supply chain disruptions
update on a new rule requiring PayPal, Venmo and other third-party payment networks must report a taxpayer’s transactions in excess of $600 per year to the IRS, including the IRS’s updated FAQ on the new 1099-K reporting requirements
explanation of IRS final regulations released in 2023 dealing with treatment of erroneous refunds of COVID-19-related credits
update on the Department of Labor’s proposed new standard for determining whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act and its guidance on whether remote workers must be paid for short breaks taken throughout the course of the day
discussion of the IRS’s released guidance on the types of claim substantiation that are acceptable health FSA plans
update on the IRS’s ending of special rules allowing pre-deductible coverage of COVID-related testing and treatment
discussion of when the Inflation Reduction Act’s 15% corporate alternative minimum tax applies
update on ACA challenges, including a 2023 Texas case declaring that the ACA preventive care mandate is unconstitutional under the Appointments Clause of the U.S. Constitution
Capital gains and losses
Tax issues related to business income
Passive and active business income
Estate planning issues for small business owners
Bad debt and worthless securities
Small business valuation issues
Casualty and theft losses for individuals and businesses
Prof. Robert Bloink worked to put in force in excess of $2 billion of death benefits for the insurance industry’s producers in the past five years. His insurance practice incorporates sophisticated wealth-transfer techniques, as well as counseling institutions in the context of their insurance portfolios and other mortality-based exposures. Prof. Bloink is a professor of tax for the Graduate Program of International Tax and Financial Services, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Deigo, CA.
Previously, Prof. Bloink served as Senior Attorney in the IRS Office of Chief Counsel, Large and Mid-Sized Business Division, where he litigated many cases in the US Tax Court, served as Liaison Counsel for the Offshore Compliance Technical Assistance Program, coordinated examination programs audit teams on the development of issues for large corporate taxpayers, and taught continuing education seminars to Senior Revenue Agents involved in Large Case Exams. In his governmental capacity, Prof. Bloink became recognized as an expert in the taxation of financial structured products and was responsible for the IRS’s first FSA addressing variable forward contracts. Mr. Bloink’s core competencies led to his involvement in prosecuting
some of the largest corporate tax shelters in the history of the United States.
William H. Byrnes, Esq., LL.M.
William Byrnes is the leader of National Underwriter's Financial Advisory Publications, having been appointed in 2010. He is a professor and an associate dean of Texas A&M University School of Law. He is one of the leading authors and best-selling authors in the professional markets with 30 books that have sold in excess of 100,000 copies in print and online, with thousands of online database subscribers. His National Underwriter publications include Tax Facts, Advanced Markets, and Sales Essentials.
Mr. Byrnes held senior positions of international tax for Coopers & Lybrand and has been commissioned and consulted by a number of governments on their tax and fiscal policy. He has served as an operational board member for companies in several industries including fashion, durable medical equipment, office furniture and technology.
He pioneered online legal education in 1994. In 1998 he developed the first online program to achieve American Bar Association acquiescence. His Master, LL.M. and doctoral programs are leveraged by wealth managers, financial planners and life insurance underwriters.