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  • Writer's pictureBrian R. Schobel, CPA

2024 Tax Season: What's New and What You Need to Know

As we enter the 2024 tax season, it's essential to stay informed about the latest changes and updates in tax laws. Whether you're an individual filer, a small business owner, or a seasoned investor, understanding these changes can help ensure a smooth and efficient tax filing process. Here’s a rundown of what’s new and what you need to know for the 2024 tax season.

1. Updated Tax Brackets

The IRS often adjusts tax brackets to account for inflation. Make sure to review these new brackets to understand which one you fall into for 2024.

2. Standard Deduction Increase

For many taxpayers, the standard deduction is set to increase in 2024. This adjustment provides a larger immediate deduction on your taxable income.

3. Changes in Deductions and Credits

Be aware of any changes in tax deductions and credits, such as education credits, charitable deductions, or deductions for medical expenses. These can significantly impact your tax liability.

4. Retirement Account Contributions

Contribution limits for retirement accounts like 401(k)s and IRAs may have increased. Maximizing contributions can be a smart tax move.

5. Health Savings Account (HSA) Limits

If you have an HSA, contribution limits are typically adjusted annually. Check the new limits to make the most of this tax-advantaged account.

6. Gig Economy and Remote Work Taxation

With the rise of remote work and gig economy jobs, understand how this income is taxed. Keep detailed records of your earnings and expenses.

7. Digital Currencies

As digital currencies become more mainstream, so do their tax implications. Stay informed about how to report any income or gains from these assets.

8. Advanced Tax Planning

Start planning early to take advantage of tax-saving strategies like charitable giving or investment losses that can offset gains.

Staying updated on tax changes is crucial for an efficient and compliant tax season. Always consider consulting with a tax professional for personalized advice and strategies.

For expert guidance and assistance with your 2024 tax preparation, reach out to BRS CPA. Our team is well-versed in the latest tax laws and ready to help you navigate this tax season with ease.

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