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IRS pilots Appeals videoconference service

The IRS Office of Appeals announced that on Aug. 1 it will begin offering taxpayers and their representatives a new web-based virtual conference option for taxpayer conferences.

IRS withdraws proposed net value requirement rule

The IRS withdrew rules it proposed in 2005 that would have required certain corporate formations and reorganizations to meet net value requirements before they would qualify for nonrecognition treatment.

Treasury identifies 8 regulations as burdensome

After reviewing all 105 Treasury regulations issued in 2016 and early 2017, the Treasury Department has identified eight that cost too much, are too complex or exceed the IRS’s statutory authority.

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.

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