Due to “extremely low” demand and high costs, the Treasury Department announced that it is ending the myRA retirement savings program.
2017 Tax News
The IRS issued final regulations that govern the relief available for victims of domestic abuse or abandonment from the requirement that married taxpayers must file joint income tax returns to qualify for the Sec. 36B premium tax credit.
If granted, the stay would allow the IRS to charge the fees while it decides whether to appeal the district court decision that struck down the fees and, if it does appeal, during the appeal itself.
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.
Changes to the due dates and extensions of time to file various tax returns and information returns were implemented in a package of regulations the IRS issued on Wednesday.
The health care bill released by Senate Republicans on Thursday would retain the Affordable Care Act’s 3.8% net investment tax and the 0.9% Medicare surtax.
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.
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.
The Tax Court held that the owners of the Boston Bruins could deduct the full cost of their team’s pregame meals for away games as a de minimis fringe benefit.
The Senate Republicans’ bill to replace Obamacare would repeal many of the Affordable Care Act’s tax provisions. Here’s a look at the tax changes in the bill.
The system had been down since early June, after a federal court held that the IRS cannot charge a PTIN fee.
The IRS reissued proposed regulations governing the centralized audit rules, which assess and collect tax at the partnership level.
In a taxpayer-friendly development, the IRS issued guidance permitting certain estates to make a late portability election if they did not make a timely election.
The D.C. District Court held that the IRS has the authority to require preparers to use preparer tax identification numbers (PTINs) but that it cannot charge fees for issuing PTINs.
The IRS announced that it will no longer accept checks in payment for ruling requests beginning June 15.
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.