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WHY IT’S GOOD TO BE GRATEFUL

On February 23, 2018, The Wall Street Journal published an article, “How to Raise More Grateful Children.” The subtitle for the article stated: “A sense of entitlement is a big problem among young people today, but it’s possible to teach gratitude.” This last idea is what I hope to do with my clients.


TAXES AND GRATITUDE?

You probably never thought you would see these two words paired together.  Let me share my perspective on how this unique combination arises.


THE STORY OF THE GRATITUDE ROCK

How I started practicing Gratitude

My coach and mentor, Lee Brower, is well-known as a thought leader on Gratitude.  He’s been featured on television, in articles, and in the movie, “The Secret,” on the topic of Gratitude. But Lee, by his own admission, wasn’t always a grateful person.  In fact, one of the defining moments of his life started out as one of his most ungrateful moments.


Senate tax writers on Capitol Hill continue to discuss bipartisan retirement savings bills as the House gears up for a vote on a related tax measure.


President Donald Trump and Democratic congressional leaders have agreed to develop a $2 trillion infrastructure plan, according to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.


Highly anticipated proposed regulations have been issued on the withholding required with respect to the disposition of certain partnership interests. The proposed regulations affect certain foreign persons that recognize gain or loss on the disposition of an interest in a partnership that is engaged in a trade or business in the United States, and persons that acquire those interests. Also affected are partnerships that directly or indirectly have foreign partners.


Proposed regulations provide rules on the attribution of ownership of stock or other interests for determining whether a person is a related person with respect to a controlled foreign corporation (CFC) under the foreign base company sales income rules.


Final regulations have been issued on transactions of U.S. taxpayers that have qualified business units (QBUs) with functional currency other than the U.S. dollar.


Medicaid waiver payments were earned income, even though IRS Notice 2014-7 treated them as “difficulty of care” foster care payments that were excluded from gross income. The Tax Court held that excluding the payments from earned income would improperly deny the taxpayers’ earned income credit and the additional child tax credit.