Writing about possible U.S. tax changes for Canadians, Terry Ritchie, Director of Cross-Border Wealth Services, appeared in the January 2015 issue of Advisors Edge. In the “TaxBreak” column, Terry summarized how some of the recently enacted changes at the IRS can affect snowbirds.
Though the new U.S. Congress will likely focus its efforts on corporate taxation, there are still a number of newly enacted tax provisions to keep track of. More than 40 changes were enacted by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service in late 2014. A few of the notable changes include: an increase in the standard deduction for singles and married persons; limitations on itemized deductions; and an increase of the basic exclusion amount for the estates of people who die in 2015. Read the full article here.