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For 2017, you might be able to deduct miles driven for business, medical, moving and charitable purposes. For 2018, there are significant changes to some of these deductions under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). Here are the standard mileage rates: Business: 53.5 cents (2017), 54.5 cents (2018). Medical: 17 cents (2017), 18 cents (2018). Moving: 17 cents (2017), 18 cents (2018). Charitable: 14 cents (2017 and 2018). But the rules are complex. And under the TCJA you might not be able to deduct business or moving miles on your 2018 return. Contact us for details. ...

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If you itemize, you can deduct either state and local income taxes or state and local sales taxes. Deducting sales tax can be valuable if you reside in a state with no or low income tax or purchased a major item, such as a car. The deduction for state and local taxes (including income or sales tax, as well as property tax) had been on the tax reform chopping block. It survived, but, for 2018 through 2025, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act imposes a new limit: Your total deduction for all state and local taxes combined can’t exceed $10,000. Contact us to learn more. ...

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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, in addition to generally reducing individual tax rates, eliminates personal exemptions, increases the standard deductions and expands the child credit. For some taxpayers, a higher standard deduction may compensate for lost exemptions and even provide additional tax savings. But for those with many dependents or who itemize deductions, these changes might result in a higher tax bill, depending in part on how much they can benefit from child credit enhancements. These changes are just the tip of the iceberg. Contact us to learn more. ...

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