The IRS just recently posted updates regarding changes to the use of the standard mileage rates, as well as increased depreciation limits for automobiles. Although the business standard mileage rate remains at 54.5 cents per mile, new amendments have been made as a result of the recent suspension of all miscellaneous itemized deductions (announced under Trump’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act) that are subject to the 2% of AGI floor. This suspension applies to the taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017, and before January 1, 2026.
SDAT Will Identify Damaged Real Property for Reassessment, Encourages Residents To Apply
The Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) is encouraging residents whose real property has been damaged by the recent severe weather to contact the Department, as they may qualify to have their property assessments reduced.
Under Maryland law, effective January 1, 2018, 100% of the cost of male sterilization was to be provided by insurance companies without a deductible, which put health plans with high deductibles (HDHPs) at risk for disqualification under federal law. This conflict between state and federal law had the unforeseen consequence of invalidating Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) in Maryland. The IRS is aware of Maryland’s law, and the resulting complications.
Maryland law, effective January 1, 2018, requires Maryland health plans to cover 100% of the cost of male sterilization, which is in direct conflict with high deductible health plans (HDHPs). HDHPs have a higher annual deductible than typical health plans.