Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Certificate, has been redesigned for 2020. Previously, income tax withholding was based on an employee's marital status and withholding allowances or tied to the value of the personal exemption. With the revised Form W-4, however, income tax withholding is generally based on the worker's expected filing status and standard deduction for the year. Furthermore, workers can also choose to have itemized deductions, the Child Tax Credit, and other tax benefits reflected in their withholding for the year.
Every year, it's a sure bet that there will be changes to current tax law and this year is no different. From standard deductions to health savings accounts and tax rate schedules, here's a checklist of tax changes to help you plan the year ahead.
As we close out the year and get ready for tax season, here's what individuals and families need to know about tax provisions for 2019.
A number of end-of-year tax planning strategies are available to business owners that can be used to reduce their tax liability. Here are a few of them:
Many people assume tax planning is the same as tax preparation but the two are actually quite different. Let's take a closer look: