President Donald Trump’s proposed FY 2018 budget includes a new proposal to give the IRS authority to regulate paid tax return preparers.
The IRS says it will again issue rulings on corporate leveraged spinoff transactions.
The IRS released the 2018 annual inflation-adjusted amounts that apply to health savings accounts.
The 2017 appropriations bill passed by Congress includes $11.2 billion for IRS operations and enforcement. But it also includes specific directives prohibiting certain IRS conduct.
The details of a recent data breach affecting 100,000 taxpayers were revealed in testimony before the House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee in Washington.
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.
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.
The IRS issued guidance on how taxpayers can take advantage of various provisions enacted by last year’s PATH Act.
The IRS provided updated rules for the various accounting method changes that qualify for automatic consent from the IRS.
Taxpayers who have engaged in “micro-captive transactions,” which the Internal Revenue Service has designated as transactions of interest, have until May 1 to file the required disclosure statement.
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.
Eligible small businesses can apply a portion of their research and development credit against their payroll tax liability, starting with 2016 tax years, under a new provision enacted in 2015.
The IRS is asking for comments on proposed procedures for requesting consent to make accounting method changes to reflect FASB’s new revenue recognition standards.
The IRS released the inflation adjustments to the depreciation limits for cars and trucks used for business purposes in 2017.
The Tax Court held that Amazon.com had properly valued transfers of intangibles under a cost-sharing arrangement with its Luxembourg subsidiary.
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.
The IRS has formally established the Small Business/Self Employed Fast Track Settlement program (SB/SE FTS), formerly a pilot program, and modified the rules for the program.
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.
The IRS announced that it would grant “eligible taxpayers” who are affected by this week’s winter storm on the East Coast extra time to file their requests for filing extensions.
The IRS announced that has taken down its tool for retrieving tax return data used to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.