IRS continues to highlight and share information on tax law changes affecting small business owners and self-employed individuals.

Please see the materials listed below and attached.

  • IRS: Make an estimated tax payment now to avoid a tax time surprise :  IR-2018-255, December 19, 2018 — The IRS today advised employees, whose 2018 federal income tax withholding unexpectedly falls short of their tax liability for the year, that they can still avoid a tax-time surprise by making a quarterly estimated tax payment directly to the IRS.
  • IRS issues guidance on changes to excess business and net operating losses:  IR-2018-254, December 18, 2018 — The IRS issued guidance on excess business loss limitations and net operating losses following law changes in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA)
  • IRS issues standard mileage rates for 2019:  IR-2018-251, December 14, 2018 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2019 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.
  • IR-2018-247, The Internal Revenue Service today issued interim guidance regarding the treatment of qualified transportation fringe benefit expenses paid or incurred after Dec. 31, 2017.


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Drop-in articles are attached:

  • Tax reform affects employee achievement awards
  • Tax law creates new opportunity zone program
  • Tax reform changes qualified moving expense reimbursements