Among the expiring provisions are the lower 7.5% AGI floor for medical expense deductions and the deduction for qualified tuition and related expenses.
The IRS finalized proposed regulations on the qualified plan loan rollover rules amended by the law known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act with just one change in response to a comment.
This article offers answers to questions from clients who are concerned about protecting their estate from tax changes that might happen in 2021.
In a letter to Congress, dated Dec. 3, hundreds of national trade associations and their state and regional affiliates asked that legislation be enacted before the end of 2020 reversing the IRS’s position that amounts forgiven in loans under the PPP be nondeductible business expenses.
Two experts look at the issue of the deductibility of expenses paid with PPP loan funds and conclude that they should be deductible.
The IRS announced that it would begin allowing all individual taxpayers to opt in to receive an identity protection personal identification number (IP PIN), beginning in mid-January 2021.
The IRS issued final regulations that define real property for like-kind exchange purposes and what qualifies as incidental personal property that will not disqualify an exchange.
The IRS issued final rules on the Sec. 245A extraordinary disposition rule and the Sec. 951A disqualified basis and disqualified payment rules, as well as reporting requirements to facilitate the rules.
The AICPA is asking its members to write to their senators and representatives in Congress in support of legislation that would mandate that anyone who receives a loan through the PPP can deduct business expenses even when payment of those expenses results in loan forgiveness under the CARES Act.
The IRS issued rules on two special enforcement matters for purposes of the unified partnership audit rules.
The IRS has posted final regulations governing how tax-exempt organizations determine if they have more than one unrelated trade or business for purposes of unrelated business income tax.
The IRS issued guidance for taxpayers who pay otherwise deductible expenses with PPP loan funds, stating that even if the payment and PPP loan forgiveness happen in different tax years, the expenses are not deductible.
IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig told attendees at the AICPA National Tax & Sophisticated Online Tax Conference not to expect blanket penalty relief in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and he addressed other effects of the pandemic on the agency.
Advisers face the difficult task of helping clients plan for next year without knowing for certain which party will control the Senate.
The IRS announced that beginning Dec. 13 it will mask sensitive data on business tax transcripts, a step it took two years ago for individual tax transcripts.
The IRS said it would issue proposed regulations allowing S corporations and partnerships to deduct “specified income tax payments” paid to state and local governments above the line and not as passthrough items for partners and shareholders.
The IRS issued rules for taxpayers to follow in applying recently issued bonus depreciation regulations, including how to make several elections.
The IRS said it was revising its procedures to help taxpayers who cannot pay their taxes because of the pandemic. The new program is called the Taxpayer Relief Initiative.
The IRS issued guidance to employers and employees on reporting deferred Social Security tax on Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, under the Aug. 8 Presidential Memorandum authorizing the deferral.
The AICPA has created a template for members to use when requesting a penalty abatement from the IRS. Many taxpayers are receiving penalty notices after COVID-19 hampered their ability to meet tax filing obligations.