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Trump’s tax reform priorities unveiled

Key features include a large reduction in the corporate tax rate, fewer and lower tax brackets for individuals, and a repeal of the estate tax and the alternative minimum tax.

Treasury ordered to review 2016 tax regulations

President Donald Trump signed an executive order directing the Treasury Department to review “significant” regulations that were issued in 2016 and 2017 to determine if the regulations cost too much, are too complex, or exceed the IRS’s statutory authority.

IRS enforcement activities dropped in 2016

The IRS reported several large drops in its enforcement activities in fiscal year 2016, including a 16% drop in audits, a 40% drop in levies, and a 9% drop in liens compared to the prior year.

Disbarred tax preparer not subject to IRS jurisdiction

The IRS Office of Professional Responsibility has no authority or jurisdiction over a disbarred attorney/tax preparer or his tax preparation practice and cannot regulate his provision of tax advice a federal district court in Nevada has held.

No tax fraud for issuing Form 1099, Seventh Circuit holds

An insurance broker who issued a Form 1099 to a payee who never cashed the check for the payment reported on the 1099 did not commit tax fraud, the Seventh Circuit held, reversing a decision by an Illinois federal district court.

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CPEOs provide peace of mind around payroll services

The creation of these new IRS-certified service providers for small businesses clarifies some issues around traditional professional employer organizations.

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2016 Best Article Award

The winners of The Tax Adviser’s 2016 Best Article Award are Edward Schnee, CPA, Ph.D., and W. Eugene Seago, J.D., Ph.D., for their article, “Taxation of Worthless and Abandoned Partnership Interests.”