Probably down. Taxes will be done soon. I know I paid less throughout the year.
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Exactly. Last year, you would have benefitted from itemized deductions. This year, you do not. Think about it as a $9,000 deducted you did not get last year. You benefitted. The tax software knows that only 10% of people will itemized now, so it gave you the standard deduction ($24,000), which is more than your itemized deductions $15,000.
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Stuart Varney was pushing the same nonsense, saying something like returns are 8% less for millions of Americans.
I haven't done my taxes yet so I don't know where I stand at the moment.
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We’re sending our tax info to our lady today.
With our rental and repairs being amortized, I don’t fully understand the math, but our rough guess is a lower rate, and a neutral return/payment. That’s our goal every year.
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Saw the same thing when I started entering our usual deductions. Software said deductions were capped and we had reached the Cap
Our Federal Tax liability about tripled from last year...from about $2700 to $8300 that I'll have to write a check for
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Got ours done and we owe money this year. Got several thousand back last year. Salaries and exemptions are similar over the 2 years. I did notice my paycheck increase by a small amount early last year but apparently we should've lowered our exemptions by 1 or 2 to make up for the changed tax laws. Kinda sucks as we were expecting a bit of a return but at least we don't owe much. Lesson learned for this year...
My income went up in 2018 and my taxes went down. By a lot. Mostly due to the extra $1,000 tax credit for each kid and we have 3 kids. A good portion of my income comes in the form of bonuses which are inconsistent and have more taxes taken out of them, so I've stopped trying to figure out how to not get a refund and not owe much money and just take the refund.
2018 I made $9K more than '17 but had $2300 less in taxes taken out in '18 and my refund still went up a $1,000
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Down, from $7,251 to $3,914. Or else I made a big mistake.
2017 tax was $9,414 before subtracting child tax credits
2018 was $10,550 before subtracting child tax credits/credit for other dependents.
In 2017 I claimed myself, wife, and 3 dependents.
In 2018, I acquired a 4th dependent (grandson).
The dependent exemption is "gone" but you still list them, and I guess somehow get credit for them.
Had ours done yesterday. I didn't make any changes to my withholdings last year. End result was about the same small refund we have had the past several years. CPA did point out that the $24,000 standard deduction morphs into about $16,0000 somehow.
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Interesting so far. It’s more mixed than I would have expected.
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Probably because of the loss of personal exemptions for a married couple.
2. Personal exemptions. The increased standardized deduction will be welcome news for many households, but there's a catch: Personal exemptions have been eliminated. While not technically a deduction, the exemption allowed taxpayers to subtract $4,050 from their taxable income for each dependent they claimed, so eliminating it is a significant loss for families. The increased standard deduction helps soften the blow of losing personal exemptions, but it might not make up for it entirely, says Mark Jaeger, director of tax development for TaxAct, a provider of tax preparation software and services.
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Just got back from the tax accountant. This year we owe the Feds almost $800 Now this was a drastic change from getting $2500 in 2017 BUT my wife inherited some money that was in mutual funds/annuities,combined with piss poor withholding on her part time job at Target,and her zero withholding SSD(which I've adjusted my withholding to offset/cushion the blow) it isn't the end of the world,she just has to write me a check
I had our tax guy run the same numbers based on 2017 and we would have owed $4800 !! So Trumps Tax plan saved us money depending upon how you look at it. I also experienced a $31/week increase in my take home pay,yielding another $1500 to the good.This message has been edited. Last edited by: alinc100,
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Taxes went down. Got married so went from ~$17k itemized deductions plus her $6,350 standard deduction, totaling $23,350 to $24,000 with us claiming the standard deduction. So we are paying taxes on $650 less income at 24% marginal tax rate vs 28% as well as the lower rates on the lower tax brackets. So we are paying slightly less.
If we waited to 2018 to get married then I could have itemized $17k plus her $12K standard deduction and we would have really, really saved some money this year. Either way we are saving money as just about all people should be.
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Yeah, this is what may hurt people that have no children. A lot of people with kids are benefiting from the increased child tax credit along with the change in income cutoff for that credit. It used to be if you made $55K or under you got a $1000 child tax credit. You would lose $50 of the $1000 for every $1000 over 55K you make. The child tax credit has increased to $2K under Trump and doesn't start to decrease until income is over 200K. That got me $2000 that I hadn't gotten previously. In addition to that the standard deduction increase more than covered what I lost from the personal and 1 child deduction.
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Vanguard posted their combined tax form this weekend (to be fair, they did say mid-February). I just filed through H&R Block. My effective tax rate (total tax divided by taxable income) was 16.14% for 2017 and 19.99% for 2018.
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We've used a small group of investment counselors and a CPA for years to manage our portfolio. They advise us quarterly how to adjust for taxes. We've pretty much stayed neutral with federal tax, but state taxes vary a bit.
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