Learning About S Corporation Shareholder Basis

General Definition If you have ownership in an S corporation, it is important to have a general understanding of basis. This number called “basis” increases and decreases with the activity of the company. The IRS defines it as the amount of a shareholder’s investment in the business for tax purposes. When the S corporation files a […]

Form 7203 – S Corporation Shareholder Basis

Form 7203 is a new form developed by IRS to replace the Shareholder’s Stock and Debt Basis worksheet that has previously been generated as part of returns for S corporation shareholders in most tax software programs. While this worksheet was not a required form and was provided for the shareholder’s internal tracking purposes, starting with […]

Do You Need to File Schedules K-2 & K-3? A Look at Requirements, Exceptions/Relief, Filing Issues

Starting with the 2021 tax year, IRS forms K-2 and K-3 are new schedules that may need to be included with 1065 (Partnerships), 1120S (S Corporations), or 8865 (Certain Foreign Partnerships) filings. These are all pass-through entity filings that include Schedule K-1, which reports a partner’s or shareholder’s share of the entity’s profits, losses, deductions, […]

Mortgage Interest Credit for First-Time Homebuyers

With the cost of home ownership on the rise, it is important for first-time homebuyers to be aware of certain possible benefits available to help with affordability. One of these is the Section 25 mortgage interest credit, which can be claimed on a taxpayer’s Federal tax return for a portion of the mortgage interest paid. […]

529 Plans

What is a 529 Plan? A 529 Plan is an investment account that offers tax benefits when used to pay for qualified education expenses.  Investments grow tax free and withdraws are tax- and penalty-free as long as they are used to pay for eligible expenses. Most states offer their own 529 plan; you don’t have […]