December 6, 2018 at 10:17 am #2102232
I've heard from several of my co-workers (and few posts on here) that the phaseouts/thresholds for like AMT and other ones are given on the exam. Is this true? Because I have not been seeing those “given” on the Ninja MCQ and seem to require me to memorize/know them all.December 6, 2018 at 12:13 pm #2102484
Yeah, i sat REG on 11/29/18 and i was surprised that they gave some phaseouts/limits that i had learned- e.g. they said “assume gift tax exception is $12k” when we know its $14k for 2017 and $15k for 2018 so I assume they're doing this due to the confusion over the changes in whats being examined for gift tax exception, AMT etc..December 6, 2018 at 2:14 pm #2102589
That's reassuring. ‘Cause there's only so much you can memorize/remember and I sure as hell don't remember every single threshold/phaseout amount. Just wish the Ninja MCQ would have those too.December 6, 2018 at 3:47 pm #2102700
I am pretty sure the Ninja MCQ are based on the tax information for 2017, hence why they probably do not include the information you want. I don't recall having to deal with any phase out/thresholds when I sat for REG last week. Best of luck to you!December 7, 2018 at 9:16 am #2103279
I took REG in August. They provided the phaseouts for every question. The issue was picking the right one and the % of reduction associated to the phase out. So remember that part $2 for each $1 or the like.December 7, 2018 at 9:43 am #2103303
They are mostly trying to test your application of the tax law, not so much the memorization of the amounts etc.
It also helps them to not have to redo every single question every year if they just state the amounts in the question for you to apply properly.December 7, 2018 at 2:53 pm #2104002
I literally came on here to ask this same question. Does the same go for AGI limitations? such as for IRA deductions and what not, not sure if I should spend time memorizing these
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