National Taxpayer Advocate Erin Collins wrote in her blog post Thursday that Congress should allocate more money from the Inflation Reduction Act’s $80 billion budget infusion over 10 years for the IRS to taxpayer services and business systems modernization and less to enforcement and operations.
The IRS Office of Professional Responsibility issued a bulletin that reviews the Circular 230 professional responsibilities that apply to claims for the employee retention credit.
Tax practitioners have many questions about how to track and report the basis of digital assets, and no clear guidance exists. Here are tips from the AICPA Virtual Currency and Digital Assets Tax Task Force.
The Senate voted 54–42 on Thursday to approve Werfel, a former acting IRS commissioner who has served under both Democratic and Republican administrations.
The IRS announced that it will soon be able to scan paper Forms 1040 and 941 instead of inputting them by hand. The acting commissioner describes the expansion as “another milestone” in the agency’s transformation.
New guidance on required minimum distributions reporting provides relief for financial institutions that due to a change to the RMD start date rules made by the SECURE 2.0 Act, may have incorrectly provided RMD statements to IRA owners who turn 72 in 2023.
The three-day forums, last held in person in 2019, are designed specifically for CPAs and other tax professionals.
In determining the beginning of the lookback period for refund claims for returns with due dates postponed by Notice 2021-21 or Notice 2020-23, the IRS will disregard the periods from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020, and from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021. This change will align the lookback periods with the postponed return filing due dates.
The Supreme Court held that the $10,000 maximum penalty for the nonwillful failure to file a compliant report applies on a per-report, not a per-account, basis.
A district court held that the PTIN fees charged by the IRS from 2011 to 2017 were excessive and ordered the IRS to determine an appropriate partial refund of the fees.
Taxpayers in most of California and parts of Alabama and Georgia have had their tax filing and payment deadlines further extended to Oct. 16. The postponement covers a wide variety of returns and taxes.
Final regulations require certain companies to e-file returns for tax years ending on or after Dec. 31, 2023, and lower the e-filing requirement threshold to 10 returns.
The AICPA has suggested questions and answers the IRS could post to assist taxpayers and practitioners in answering the question about digital assets that appears on Form 1040.
The change could help over 500,000 filers annually who receive these notices, including those who receive credits such as the child tax credit, the IRS said.
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen ordered the IRS to have the plan to her by Feb. 17. An IRS spokesman said the agency “expects to deliver the plan to the Secretary in coming weeks.”
The 2023 AICPA Compendium of Tax Legislative Proposals — Simplification and Technical Proposals, which includes 61 proposals covering a wide variety of subjects, opens with a proposal to standardize definitions in the Internal Revenue Code so that terms have the same meaning throughout the Code.
The IRS announced on Monday a new pilot phase Compliance Assurance Process (CAP) program called Bridge Plus to provide prefiling return review to some large corporate taxpayers in the Bridge phase.
Taxpayers who received certain general welfare or disaster relief payments or refunds in 2022 will not have to include them in income on their federal returns, the IRS announced on Friday.
The national taxpayer advocate criticized the IRS for delaying the release of guidance on state special tax payments or refunds made in 2022 that she said could affect tens of millions of taxpayers.
The IRS proposes a new voluntary program for service industry employers to track tips in an attempt to improve tip reporting compliance.