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Framework Announced . . . Details to Follow . . .

President Trump announced the long-awaited framework that would cut individual and corporate tax rates and eliminate many exemptions and deductions.  The "Big Six" (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, House Ways and Means Committee Chair Kevin Brady, Senate Finance Committee Chair Orin Hatch, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and National Economic [...]

By |2017-09-28T11:05:26+00:00September 28th, 2017|Tax|Comments Off on Framework Announced . . . Details to Follow . . .

Tax Changes are Coming

Tax Changes are Coming By Julie Welch and Steve Browne This week President Trump and congressional Republicans are expected to release a framework for tax reform legislation.  Here is an article printed in Ingram's Magazine earlier this year about the tax changes coming. With a newly elected President, many are expecting major tax changes.  Looking [...]

By |2017-09-25T10:56:47+00:00September 25th, 2017|Tax|Comments Off on Tax Changes are Coming

Revised Form I-9 for New Employees

A revised version of Form I-9 “Employment Eligibility Verification” is available.  Employers must complete Form I-9 to document verification of the identity and employment authorization of each new employee.  Through September 17, 2017, employers can use either the old version of the form or the revised version of the form.  Starting on September 18, 2017, [...]

By |2017-08-17T16:06:10+00:00August 17th, 2017|Tax|Comments Off on Revised Form I-9 for New Employees

New Kansas Income Tax Withholding Tables Issued

As a result of the new Kansas law that increases the Kansas tax rates on individuals retroactive to January 1, 2017, the Kansas Department of Revenue has released new withholding tables.  Since the change in the law is retroactive to January 1 and since there will be an additional increase in Kansas individual income taxes [...]

By |2017-06-29T13:21:05+00:00June 29th, 2017|Tax|Comments Off on New Kansas Income Tax Withholding Tables Issued

More Kansas legislative developments on attempts to increase Kansas tax

This week the Kansas House Committee approved a bill to pass on to the full chamber.  Among other changes, the bill would impose a “flat” tax of 5% on income starting in 2018.  The bill would also RETROACTIVELY eliminate the Kansas tax exemption for “flow-through” business income making it effective for 2017.

By |2017-03-30T13:03:59+00:00March 30th, 2017|Tax|Comments Off on More Kansas legislative developments on attempts to increase Kansas tax

Legislation to repeal and replace the ACA

Details of two House bills to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act are emerging.  The committees began markup of the bills on Wednesday.  If the bills are passed by the committees, they are expected to be combined into one bill by the House Budget Committee.  Then they would go to the House Rules Committee [...]

By |2017-03-10T15:12:37+00:00March 10th, 2017|General, Tax|Comments Off on Legislation to repeal and replace the ACA

Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangements – notification period extended

The 21st Century Cures Act provides an exemption for qualified small employer health reimbursement arrangements (QSEHRAs) from the ACA’s group plan rules generally effective January 1, 2017 (with retroactive relief for 2016 if the plan met certain requirements).  Previously employers were prohibited from providing employees money conditioned on the purchase of individual health insurance with [...]

By |2017-02-27T14:38:28+00:00February 27th, 2017|Tax|Comments Off on Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangements – notification period extended

Kansas bill to increase Kansas tax Vetoed

Update on our blog from last week about the Kansas House and Senate passing a bill to increase Kansas tax. HB 2178, which would have eliminated the Kansas tax exemption for “flow-through” business income and increased the individual Kansas tax rates, was vetoed by Governor Brownback.  The House responded by voting to override the veto [...]

By |2017-02-23T17:49:49+00:00February 23rd, 2017|Tax|Comments Off on Kansas bill to increase Kansas tax Vetoed

Kansas House and Senate pass bill to increase Kansas tax

Today, one day after the Kansas House passed HB 2178, the Kansas Senate has also passed the bill, which would eliminate the Kansas tax exemption for “flow-through” business income and increase the Kansas tax rates on individuals.  The bill now heads to the Governor. Currently, the top individual Kansas tax rate is 4.6%.  Under the [...]

By |2017-02-17T17:16:35+00:00February 17th, 2017|General, Tax|Comments Off on Kansas House and Senate pass bill to increase Kansas tax

Yes, there is still time to maximize your tax benefit in 2016

If you’re one of the many people expecting the new administration to enact tax cuts next year, you still have time to maximize tax benefits before the end of the year. Julie Welch, shareholder and director of taxation at Meara Welch Browne PC in Leawood, shared several tips: • Speed up the purchase of equipment [...]

By |2016-12-17T11:55:19+00:00December 17th, 2016|General, Tax|Comments Off on Yes, there is still time to maximize your tax benefit in 2016