The SSA announced that the maximum amount of earnings subject to the Social Security tax will increase by more than 7% in 2017, after remaining flat in 2016.
The IRS issued regulations giving taxpayers in federally declared disaster areas more time to elect to take a disaster loss on their prior year’s federal income tax return.
Legislation excluding prize money earned by Olympians and Paralympians from gross income was signed into law.
The IRS issued its annual updates of per-diem rates for use in substantiating certain business expenses taxpayers incur when traveling away from home on or after Oct. 1.
The IRS finalized proposed rules issued last October amending the definitions of marriage and husband and wife after the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized same-sex marriages.
The IRS is proposing to amend the rules governing eligibility to claim a deduction or credit for eligible education expenses to conform them to recent legislative changes.
The IRS finalized proposed regulations issued last year intended to make it easier for taxpayers to file their returns electronically by no longer requiring taxpayers making a Sec. 83(b) election to include a copy of the election statement with their tax return.
The IRS issued proposed regulations under Sec. 409A, which provides that if certain requirements are not met, amounts deferred under a nonqualified deferred compensation plan are currently includible in gross income.
A new law allows taxpayers to exclude from income money they receive to compensate them for being wrongfully incarcerated and to claim refunds for earlier tax years if they included such damages in income.
The IRS issued a ruling explaining when a taxpayer can exclude cancellation-of-debt income for debt forgiven in connection with property held in a real property trade or business.
The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals held that payments a retired Mary Kay sales consultant received from the cosmetics company were subject to self-employment taxes because they were payments of deferred compensation.
The IRS issued the inflation-adjusted figures for calendar year 2017 for the annual contribution limits for health savings accounts.
Provisions of the Protecting Americans From Tax Hikes Act of 2015 changed the tax treatment of dispositions of investments in real property by foreign taxpayers.
In addition to a proposed spending blueprint for the government, President Barack Obama’s proposed FY 2017 federal budget contains a wide variety of tax law changes that would affect individuals and businesses.
The IRS issued the 2016 inflation-adjusted amounts for the maximum vehicle values for purposes of determining the amount that is included in employees’ income for personal use of an employer-provided vehicle.
The IRS announced that it is withdrawing proposed regulations released last September that would have allowed charities to file information returns with the IRS and donors instead of providing contemporaneous written acknowledgments of charitable donations.
The IRS warned that identity protection personal identification number (IP PIN) notices it has recently sent to victims of identity theft refer to the wrong tax year.
The law now allows taxpayers who receive coverage from a health insurance exchange to claim the Sec. 35 credit through 2015, but prohibits it after 2015.
The IRS issued the standard mileage rates for business use of an automobile and for driving for medical or moving purposes for 2016.
The Consolidated Appropriations Act introduced in Congress on Wednesday would extend a large number of expired tax provisions.