April 13, 2018
The deadline is April 17, 2018. Deductible contributions will lower your 2017 tax bill, but even nondeductible ones can be beneficial because of tax-deferred growth (tax-free in Roth accounts). The 2017 contribution limit is $5,500 (plus $1,000 for those age 50 or older on Dec. 31, 2017). But your traditional IRA deduction or Roth IRA contribution may be further limited based on your income. Remember, once the deadline has passed, the savings opportunity is lost forever. Contact us to learn more.
Have you made your 2017 IRA contributions? You still have time.
Let’s say you are a W-2 mortgage banker paid on a commission basis, and during 2018, you will incur $27,000 of employee business expenses. Your 2018 tax deduction for employee business expenses will be zero. How do you think you will feel?
Valuable deductions are eliminated. Smaller companies have less reporting burden. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act includes provisions affecting the construction industry. Here are a few specifics you should note.