Filing Your 2018 Taxes Under the TCJA

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017 brought major changes to the U.S. Tax Code, affecting individuals and small-business owners. There are plenty of questions about what reform means when filing their 2018 tax returns, and the PICPA has answers.

How Much Tax Will You Pay for 2018?

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1040 Tax Calculator (Tax Year 2018)

Enter your filing status, income, deductions and credits and get an estimate for your total taxes.

Based on your projected tax withholding for the year, also estimate your tax refund or amount you may owe the IRS in April.

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How Much Tax Will I Owe for 2018? CPAs Run the Numbers

When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was passed in 2017, many clients asked their CPAs, “How much in taxes will I owe?” As is the case with most personal tax issues, it depends on several factors.

Read this analysis of a median household income of $56,000 >


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How the Self-Employed Can Reduce Taxes

Whether you do contract work or have your own small business, tax deductions for the self-employed can add up to substantial tax savings. With self-employment comes freedom, responsibility, and a lot of expense. Write-offs include retirement plans, auto expenses, health insurance premiums, home office expenses, and more. 

Five Questions to Ask a Tax Preparer About Costs

“It depends” is the base answer on questions regarding the fees charged for completing a tax return. Just like the tax code itself, the cost of completing a taxpayer’s return depends upon myriad factors. A one-size-fits-all pricing structure doesn’t work for anyone. Before you hand over your personal data to a tax preparer, be sure you understand what you are paying for. 

Additional Tax Resources

Guide to Interstate Taxes
Interstate Tax Guide
Tax Reform for Individuals
What You Need to Know about Tax Reform and Your 2018 Taxes
Tax Reform for Businesses
What Business Owners Need to Know about Tax Reform
Guide to Pa. State Taxes
Pennsylvania State Taxs - Tips for Filing 2018 Income Tax Returns

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