The IRS issued its 2019 Report with an opening message that, "Our people are the strength of the IRS and we want to do more!" The report provides insight into the extent of the IRS' efforts in helping people throughout the country, and plans to increase efforts in 2020, including implementing provisions in the Taxpayer First Act and the Business Modernization plan.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced changes to tax rate schedules and certain tax provisions to adjust for inflation in tax year 2020. The standard deduction for taxpayers who are married filing jointly will increase to $24,800; for taxpayers who are single or married filing separately, the deduction will increase to $12,400; and for taxpayers who are heads of households, the deduction will increase to $18,650. The Alternative Minimum Tax exemption amount for tax year 2020 will increase to $72,900 and begin to phase out at $518,400 (for married couples filing jointly, these amounts increase to $113,400 and $1,036,800, respectively).
The Taxpayer First Act signed into law by President Trump requires the IRS to make important changes that will benefit taxpayers and improve tax administration.