The IRS updated its rules concerning the use of standard mileage rates and to reflect the current suspension of miscellaneous itemized deductions and moving expense deductions.
Speaking to the AICPA National Tax Conference in Washington, IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig discussed possible IRS restructuring, more-targeted enforcement efforts and IRS use of data analytics.
The IRS released its updated procedures for automatic accounting method changes, which are accounting method changes that can be made without the IRS’s consent.
The IRS released the 2020 tax tables for individuals and estates and trusts, as well as the inflation adjustments for over 60 tax provisions for 2020 tax returns.
Annual contribution limits for 401(k) plans will increase from $19,000 in 2019 to $19,500 in 2020, and most other limits are increasing as well.
The memorandum lists 10 challenges in order of importance, ranging from data security to achieving operational efficiencies.
The IRS finalized regulations permitting taxpayers to deduct disaster losses in the prior tax year and removed the related temporary regulations that were issued in 2016.
The IRS ruled that a taxpayer does not have gross income as a result of a hard fork of a cryptocurrency if the taxpayer does not receive units of a new cryptocurrency, but does have gross income as a result of an airdrop of new cryptocurrency after a hard fork if the taxpayer receives units of the new cryptocurrency.
U.S. shareholders who own stock in foreign corporations were given a safe harbor by the IRS, making it easier for them to establish that they are not shareholders in a controlled foreign corporation, or CFC.
The IRS issued its annual notice specifying the special per-diem rates, including the transportation industry meal and incidental expenses rates, the rate for the incidental-expenses-only deduction, and the rates and list of high-cost localities for purposes of the high-low substantiation method.
The IRS issued a revenue procedure describing the requirements taxpayers have to meet to be a rental real estate business that qualifies for the safe harbor to be treated as a trade or business in order to qualify for the Sec. 199A qualified business income deduction.
The IRS issued final regulations governing hardship distributions from Sec. 401(k) plans, eliminating the requirements that participants obtain a loan from the plan if available and that suspend participants’ ability to make contributions to the plans for six months after taking a hardship distribution.
The IRS issued final regulations and new proposed regulations on the 100% bonus depreciation deduction that was amended by the law known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
The IRS announced that it is opening its Compliance Assurance Process (CAP) program to new applicants for the first time in years, but applications must be made between Sept. 16 and Oct. 31.
The IRS issued proposed regulations that provide a safe harbor for corporations to calculate built-in gains and losses after an ownership change.
The rulemaking mainly consolidates existing guidance in one location, but it also responds to a recent court decision that held invalid certain changes to donor-reporting requirements.
The IRS announced procedures to allow certain individuals who have renounced their US citizenship to get into compliance with their U.S. tax obligations and obtain relief for back taxes.
Taxpayers that use the accrual method and receive advance payments for good or services were given new rules by the IRS on when to include the advance payments in income.
The IRS issued proposed rules that provide maximum automobile values for the cents-per-mile and fleet-average valuation rules used to determine the amount to include in an employee’s gross income for personal use of an employer-provided vehicle.
Some taxpayers who paid 2018 underpayment penalties will receive refund checks because the penalties will be automatically waived for those who qualify, the IRS announced.