What’s trending on NP Trusts & Estates



February 05, 2019

NP Trusts & Estates Blog

Author(s): Sarah M. Richards, Elena N. O’Leary, CPA, Christopher F. Caldwell, EA, Alyson L. Stevenson, Masha Rabkin, CPA, Mary-Benham B. Nygren, Aaron Poirier, CPA

The tax treatment of alimony is changing in 2019, five factors to consider before donating to a political candidate or organization, January economic highlights and more. Here’s what’s trending in estate planning and wealth management.

Wealth Management

Market Pulse: January 2019 Economic Highlights

Economic and market highlights from the NP Investment Team for January 2019.—NP Investment Team

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Tax Cuts and Jobs Act affects tax planning for education costs

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act affected several tax provisions related to saving for education costs.—Smita Patel

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Income Tax

IRS announces limited relief for 2018 underpayment penalties

The IRS has announced limited relief for underpayment of estimated income tax due for the year 2018.—Sarah M. Richards, Elena N. O'Leary

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Income tax treatment of scholarships

Scholarships are free, no-strings-attached money to help a student pay for his or her higher education, right? Usually. But not always.—Christopher F. Caldwell

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Deduction for medical and dental expenses modified in 2018

The ability to deduct medical and dental expenses in 2018 depends on a taxpayer’s medical and dental expenses relative to the taxpayer’s income.—Alyson Stevenson

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Tips to ensure political contributions are proper

Political contributions are heavily regulated by the government and can impact public perception. If you are considering donating to a political candidate or organization, ensure that you carefully consider the following five factors before doing so.—Masha Rabkin

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IRS standard mileage rate for 2019

The IRS has set the 2019 standard mileage deduction rate for travel related to business, medical, moving and charitable purposes.—Mary-Benham B. Nygren

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The tax treatment of alimony is changing in 2019

The tax treatment of alimony for divorces filed before and after December 31, 2018 is different.—Aaron Poirier

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