Is It Deductible: Commonly asked IRS Deductions (Updated 2020)

Nicholas Preusch, CPA

YHB | CPAs & Consultants

  • AFSP
  • CPA Canada
  • CPA
  • EA
  • Tax Preparer
  • Oregon Tax Preparer
  • CPA/PFS
  • CTEC

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Overview

  • What IRS Audits focus on?
    6 mins
  • Questionable Items to check in the returns
    10 mins
  • Are Home Improvements deductible?
    20 mins
  • How Rental Depreciation can reduce your basis?
    33 mins
  • Why are we discussing about the passive activities?
    42 mins

Course Description

Being a Tax Professionals or CPA or Financial Advisor or any finance professional you would have been definitely ask this question Is this deductible?

Because every taxpayer wondered if you can itemize deductions on your tax return? Actually, they wondered what, exactly, itemizing means? They don't even know that Itemized deductions comprised of various types of certain expenses that you incur throughout the year (things that are—surprise, surprise—“tax-deductible”). If the total amount of these expenses is greater than the standard deduction amount, you should itemize instead of taking the standard deduction and may have a reduce tax liability.

When you’re filling out federal tax return this year, you’ll be asked to either calculate your itemized deductions or to take the standard deduction—an amount predefined by the IRS and based upon your filing status (e.g., single or married filing jointly). If you don’t qualify to itemize deductions, you will choose the standard deduction.

Major Topics Covered :

  • IRS Audits
  • Large Unusual Questionable(LUQs) Items
  • S Corporation Reimbursements
  • S Corp/C Corp - Compensation
  • Paying Kids
  • Home Improvements
  • Small Taxpayer Safe Harbor for Repairs
  • When Can We Deduct PAL’s without PAI
  • Rental Activity
  • Applicable Material Participation Rules for Rentals
  • Leased Land Exception

With the change in the tax law, and other previously confusing guidance from Congress and the IRS, clients often ask, can I deduct that? This CPE webinar will look at the most common deductions clients ask about and how to properly determine, is that deductible and give your client or colleague or friend the best advice? This is latest webinar is updated after the pandemic, covering the latest updates.

Learning Objectives

  • To identify the most common questions clients have about tax deduction
  • To identify proper tax treatment for these commonly asked areas of the law
  • To recall the application of new tax law to the different deductions that clients would enjoy in the past
  • To consider how clients can properly take advantage of these deductions, such as IRC 179 or bonus
  • To identify how the change in entity structure will effect common deductions, such as unreimbursed employee expenses vs. an accountable plan

Who Should Attend?

  • Bookkeeper
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • CPA in Business
  • Enrolled Agent
  • Entrepreneurial Accountant
  • Entrepreneurial CPA
  • Tax Attorney
  • Tax Director (Industry)
  • Tax Firm
  • Tax Managers
  • Tax Practitioners
  • Tax Preparer
  • Tax Pros
  • Young CPA