New Tax Laws Changing or Going into effect in 2019

Below are some of the federal provisions that will go into effect or be changing in 2019.
Provisions that go Into Effect Beginning in 2019:

  • Alimony – For divorce settlements that are finalized in 2019 and beyond
  • Alimony and separate maintenance payments are not deductible by the payor spouse.
  • Alimony and separate maintenance payments are no longer included in income of surviving spouse.

ACA Individual Penalty no longer applies. This means that individuals that do not have health insurance for all or part of 2019 will no longer be subject to a penalty.

Changing or Inflation Adjusted Provisions in 2019:

Medical Expense Threshold on Schedule A
10% of AGI for all taxpayers beginning in 2019

Standard Deduction
MFJ: $24,400
Single: $12,200
Head of Household: $18,350

Federal Mileage Rates
58 cents per mile – Business
20 cents per mile – Medical and moving
14 cents per mile – Charity

Retirement Contribution Limits
IRAs – $6,000 ($7,000 for taxpayers over 50)
401(k), 403(b) or 457 plans – $19,000 ($25,000 for taxpayers over 50)