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 5633 Strand Boulevard, Suite 301-A

Naples, FL  34110  

Tel: 239-580-6010 Fax:  239-963-1154


Trisha Crombie & Associates, Inc. offers Tax, Compliance & Advisory Services with a concentration in the ever-growing and complex International Tax arena along with crucial taxpayer representation before all levels of taxing jurisdictions.
 
Trisha Crombie is an IRS Certified Acceptance Agent and can assist foreign persons with obtaining a U.S. Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, commonly known as an "ITIN".
 
Trisha Crombie & Associates, Inc. also assists foreign persons who sell U.S. real property in obtaining IRS Reduced Withholding Certificates, commonly referred to as "FIRPTA Certificates",  to reduce or eliminiate the required 10% or 15% withholding at the time of sale. 
 
 
 

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 The Internal Revenue Service announced the official estate and gift tax limits for 2019: The estate and gift tax exemption is $11.4 million per individual, up from $11.18 million in 2018.

    

Like-kind exchanges now limited to real property

Effective Jan. 1, 2018, exchanges of personal or intangible property such as machinery, equipment, vehicles, artwork, collectibles, patents, and other intellectual property generally do not qualify for nonrecognition of gain or loss as like-kind exchanges. However, certain exchanges of mutual ditch, reservoir or irrigation stock are still eligible.

Like-kind exchange treatment now applies only to exchanges of real property that is held for use in a trade or business or for investment. Real property, also called real estate, includes land and generally anything built on or attached to it. An exchange of real property held primarily for sale still does not qualify as a like-kind exchange.

A transition rule in the new law allows like-kind treatment for some exchanges of personal or intangible property. If the taxpayer disposed of the personal or intangible property on or before Dec. 31, 2017, or received replacement property on or before that date, the exchange may qualify for like-kind exchange treatment.

Properties are of like-kind if they're of the same nature or character, even if they differ in grade or quality. Improved real property is generally of like-kind to unimproved real property. For example, an apartment building would generally be of like-kind to unimproved land. However, real property in the United States is not of like-kind to real property outside the U.S.

Businesses can immediately expense more under the new law

 A taxpayer may elect to expense the cost of any §179 property and deduct it in the year the property is placed in service.  The new law increased the maximum deduction from $500,000 to $1million.  It also increased the phase-oput threshold from $2 million to $2.5 million.

 


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Trisha Crombie & Associates, Inc. *P.O. Box 110788 - Naples, FL  34108 * 
Tel:  239-580-6010           Fax:  239-963-1154

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