New Worksheet for Calculating Tax on Schedule D, Correcting Error in Prior Version

The IRS announced the agency has discovered an error that existed in the worksheets for calculating tax due that were in the Schedule D instructions for 2018 returns (Error in Tax Calculation in Schedule D Tax Worksheet (Form 1040)[1]).  Most tax software followed the erroneous worksheet for returns prepared during the filing season.

The IRS noted the impacted returns as follows:

The tax calculation did not work correctly with the new TCJA regular tax rates and brackets for certain Schedule D filers who had 28% rate gain (taxed at a maximum rate of 28%) reported on line 18 of Schedule D or unrecaptured section 1250 gain (taxed at a maximum rate of 25%) reported on line 19 of Schedule D.

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Inflation Adjusted Numbers Issued by IRS for 2017 Including New Indexed Items Added in 2015 by Congress

The IRS released inflation adjusted amounts for a number of tax related items for 2017 in Revenue Procedure 2016-55.  This year’s information includes a number of additional entries, including §179 adjustments and revisions of the amounts for various penalties, that Congress added in the various tax bills that were passed in 2015.

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