2019 Extended and Expired Tax Breaks

Tax Breaks
Cuts, Changes

Depending on the actions - or inaction - of Congress, tax breaks extend or change, tax cuts expire, tax rules are rewritten, and dollar amounts are adjusted for most current or future tax years. Many times, tax changes not only apply for the tax year they were enacted for but also to future tax years. Exceptions to this are pointed out here or on the tax deduction or tax credit pages.

Tax breaks reduce your tax liability and may even increase your tax refund. They are tax savings resulting from tax deductions, tax credits, and other tax incentives. Tax breaks either affect businesses, self-employed, etc. or individual taxpayers. If you think it's hard to keep up on these tax changes, use the eFile.com tax calculators before you start and e-file a tax return on eFile.com. The eFile.com Tax App will automatically report the correct tax breaks on your return based on your answers to several simple questions. 

Tax Years 2018, 2019 and beyond

As a result of the 2018 tax reform, the tax breaks list below have been changed, extended, added, or expired as of Jan. 1, 2019. Also, see the 2018 tax year changes listed below, as they apply for 2019 - 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2025 - and beyond. This means these changes will apply on your IRS 2019 - eFileIT, 2020 - eFileIT in 2021 , 2021 eFileIT in 2022 and 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025 Tax Year Returns. Should anything of the listed tax breaks change in post 2019 tax years, this page will be updated accordingly. For state related tax breaks, please visit individual state pages. Simply prepare and e-File your 2019 taxes to be assured that all the latest tax breaks will be applied to your personal tax returns based on a simple online tax interview

  • Alimony Tax Deduction: This only applies to payments required under a divorce or separation agreement made before the end of 2018. Payments under agreements made Jan. 1, 2019 and later do not qualify for the deduction. 
  • Individual Health Care Tax Penalty: This eliminated penalty applies to taxpayers who did not have health insurance for the entire year and did not claim an exemption for not having insurance.

These tax breaks were changed, extended, added, or expired on Jan. 1, 2018. These changes apply to tax returns for Tax Year 2018 thru Tax Year 2025 as it stands now. Should this change, this page will be updated accordingly. When you prepare your 2019 taxes via eFile.com, you can be certain that based on your answers during the tax interview, all the latest tax breaks will be reported on your tax return. 

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You can keep up to date on the latest information about available tax breaks on eFile.com. We will always update our site with the most recent tax law changes. However, when you prepare and e-file your tax return on eFile.com, you don't have to worry about which tax breaks have changed. We will apply the newest IRS data to your tax return. At eFile.com, we guarantee a 100% accurate tax return and the biggest possible tax refund (or lowest tax balance due) allowed by law. Learn more about eFile.com's service guarantees.