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How does the IRS substantiate charitable donations?

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) may not take your claim of a charitable donation at your word. In some cases, the agency may require additional information to substantiate the claim. Just how the agency goes about substantiating the claim can vary, but three specific things the IRS tends to expect in these situations include:

Is the new 1040 form really going to be a postcard?

President Donald Trump and his administration have made many promises in light of recent tax reform. In addition to reducing most taxpayer's overall tax obligations, the administration also promised to unveil a "postcard-sized income tax return" to simply tax filings for the 2018 tax year.

Home equity loans and the new tax law: Clarification from the IRS

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently published clarification on how the new tax law impacts deductions for interest paid on home equity loans. The agency notes that there are restrictions, but many homeowners can still qualify for these deductions.

Side hustle or legit job: The IRS is watching the “gig” economy

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is keeping a close eye on what is referred to as the “gig” economy. This term refers to a new job market that involves the shift from typical nine to five jobs to short-term, flexible positions. These positions are often self-managed, allowing a great deal of autonomy for those who pursue this type of work.

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