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Centralized Partnership Audit Rules Proposed

The IRS released a package of proposed provisions that will apply to the recently enacted centralized audit regime that generally assesses and collects tax at the partnership level.

IRS Proposes Changes to Rules for Dependents

The IRS proposed changes to various rules affecting dependents, including changing its position on when taxpayers count as “childless” for purposes of the earned income tax credit.

Congress Enacts Law Allowing HRAs Under the Affordable Care Act

The Senate passed the 21st Century Cures Act, which, among other things, permits certain employers to offer health reimbursement arrangements to employees without running afoul of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s market reform provisions.

IRS Announces Start of e-Services Re-registration

As part of its latest efforts to prevent cybercrime, the IRS said it will begin sending letters to currently registered e-Services users asking them to re-register within 30 days of the date of the letter or risk being shut out of the system.

New Rules Issued for IDRs From TE/GE Examiners

The rules, which go into effect April 1, 2017, apply to IRS examiners from the Tax Exempt/Government Entities division and specify best practices in issuing information document requests in the course of an audit.

IRS Extends Due Dates for PPACA Forms and Penalty Relief

In response to concerns from employers, insurers, and other providers of minimum essential coverage, the Internal Revenue Service announced that it is extending the due dates for certain health care forms required under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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SPONSORED REPORT

How the Election May Affect Taxation of Business Income

This report summarizes recent proposals to reform the U.S. business income tax system and considers the path to enactment of any such legislation.

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

CPAs Contend With Tax ID Theft

Tax-related identity theft fraud remains a widespread problem that is often difficult for victims and their tax preparers to correct.