Up-to-the-minute advice, information, resources, and, on occasion, commentary on federal and New Jersey state income taxes, and the various New Jersey property tax rebate programs, and insights and observations on tax policy and professional tax practice, by 40-year veteran tax professional Robert D Flach.
Monday, September 5, 2016
WHAT’S THE BUZZ, TELL ME WHAT’S A HAPPENNIN’
VERY, VERY IMPORTANT!
PLEASE READ “MY FELLOW AMERICANS” (click on title) IF YOU ARE
THINKING ABOUT VOTING FOR DONALD TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT! AND PLEASE SHARE IT WITH
ANYONE YOU KNOW WHO IS CONSIDERING A VOTE FOR TRUMP.
IF TRUMP WINS – AMERICA AND THE WORLD TRULY LOSES!
tax system should be designed to impose and to collect taxes, not to administer
Donald Alexander (former
Commissioner of Internal Revenue)
Right on and Amen, Brother Donald!
HAPPY LABOR DAY! I hope you are not
laboring too much today.
* Click here to download the September 2016
issue of ROBERT D FLACH’S THE 1040 LETTER.It’s free!
* Before I leave myself here is one more
thing – how would you like to know MY BEST TAX ADVICE?Click here – it’s also free!
* Professor Annette Nellen has a great idea
– “why not eliminate double taxation of
corporate income and find a way to tax all business entities similarly” –
which she discusses in her post “How many times to tax business income?” at 21st
The Professor suggests that there are many
options for eliminating the double taxation.
My recommendation for years now has been to
create a “dividends paid” deduction for corporations. I look forward to hearing other ideas in a
subsequent post from Annette.
read this part carefully: the loan does not have to come solely from PHEAA or
another institutional student loan provider. You can include other debt, such
as credit cards and line of credit IF you use it only to pay student debt
(don’t commingle). Bank and other loans also qualify, but the borrowed funds
cannot be from a related person or made under a qualified employer plan.”
And the “Even When You Don’t Pay It” part -
one more thing (this is the best part!): if someone else makes a payment on
your behalf, you are treated for federal income tax reasons as though you made
* An FYI for parents of college students,
thanks to NATP -
IR 2016-115 the IRS has eased the rules for 401(k) and similar
employer-sponsored retirement plans to make loans and hardship distributions to
Louisiana storm victims and members of their families”.
The Free Application for
Federal Student Aid (known as the FAFSA) is a form that current and prospective
college students (undergraduate and graduate) use to determine their
eligibility for student financial aid.
turn to their tax professional for help filling out this form. There are two
major changes to this program:
1.The 2017–18 FAFSA will be available earlier. The 2017–18 FAFSA can be
filed as early as October 1, 2016, rather than beginning on January 1, 2017.
The earlier submission date will be a permanent change.
2.FAFSA will accept earlier income and tax information. Beginning with the 2017–18
FAFSA, the program will request the 2015 income and tax information, rather
than the 2016 information.
Will Donald Trump ever release his tax
returns?I doubt it very much.The dangerous narcissist does whatever he
wants to do, regardless of what is normal, appropriate, or expected of a
legitimate Presidential candidate.
But at this point who gives a damn.Based on
everything that he has said and done leading up to today, in the campaign and
in his business and personal life, there
is absolutely nothing that Dangerous Donald can do from now until Election Day
that would ever make voting for him a rational or intelligent option.
America should just ignore the fool as we
count the days until we can make him, already proven to be the biggest liar of
any Presidential candidate, the biggest Presidential election loser in history
on Tuesday, November 8th.(Hey, once he loses the election he can return to reality tv as the host
of “The Biggest Loser” – so appropriate.)
If only the media would do this.But actually it cannot – it must continue to
report on his daily FUs and nonsensical spewings to convince those who, for
whatever strange reason, are still “on the fence”.