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Tax Treatment of Cryptocurrency

Questions surrounding the tax treatment of cryptocurrency are complex. According to recent IRS Revenue Ruling 2023-14, the process of verifying ownership of cryptocurrency is called “ staking.” And when a taxpayer has successfully staked his or her units of cryptocurrency, he or she may also receive “ staking rewards” consisting of additional units.

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HSA Limits Increase for 2024

Contributions to a Health Savings Account (HSA) are used to pay the current or future medical expenses of the account owner, their spouse, and any qualified dependent and are adjusted annually for inflation. For 2024, the annual inflation-adjusted contribution limit for a Health Savings Account (HSA) increases to $4,150 for individuals with self-only coverage (up $300 from 2023) and $8,300 for family coverage (up $550 from 2023). The additional catch-up contribution for individuals aged 55 or older before the end of the tax year remains at $1,000.

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Russo CPA Tax Treatment of Selling Collectibles 2023

Tax Treatment of Selling Collectibles

If you enjoy collecting antiques and collectibles or investing in fine art, wine, or vintage cars, there may be a time when you’re ready to cash in and reap the financial rewards. But you need to be aware of the tax impact of selling collectibles.

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New Opportunities for Deferring Taxable Gains: Qualified Opportunity Zones 101

What are Qualified Opportunity Zones and how can I benefit as a taxpayer?

Recently, I’ve had many clients – individuals, business owners, and investors – ask me about the recent buzz surrounding Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZs). They’ve come to me saying they’ve heard that QOZs can help them defer…and even reduce…their tax liability on capital gains.

The first thing I tell them is, yes, all of the above is true. Next? I warn them that it’s complicated, like many of the tax regulations that have emerged from 2018’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. You must consult with a qualified CPA to ensure you’re following proper protocol required for reaping the rewards of investing in a Qualified Opportunity Zone.

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The Qualified Small Business Stock Exclusion

As the driving force in today’s economy, small businesses benefit from numerous tax breaks in the tax code. One of these, the Qualified Small Business Stock (QSBS), was made permanent by the PATH Act (Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015). If you’re a small business investor, here’s what you need to know about this often-overlooked tax break.

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