Under the new tax laws (which went into effect in 2018), interest paid on home equity line of credit (HELOC) funds is only deductible if the HELOC funds are used to buy, build or substantially improve the taxpayer’s home that secures the HELOC.   As such, if you use HELOC funds to pay for tuition,…

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As a reminder for tax preparation and planning, these popular college related accounts are now more flexible!  Under previous tax treatment, the distributions were allowed only for qualified higher education (i.e., college). Under the new tax treatment, distributions of up to $10,000 per student are also allowed for tuition at public, private, or religious elementary…

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As a reminder, the tax treatment of alimony has changed beginning in 2019.   If you or your clients pay or receive alimony under the old tax laws (i.e., the divorce agreement was entered into before midnight of 12/31/2018)*: The payer will continue to deduct alimony amounts paid. The receiver will continue to pay tax…

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