News

IRS audit rates decreased most for wealthy, GAO finds

In a study, the US Government Accountability Office finds that the Internal Revenue Service’s individual tax audit rates decreased by 72% during 2010–2019, and by a greater percentage for higher-income taxpayers than for lower-income ones.

TIGTA: IRS should work to expand e-filing

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration finds a lack of coordinated effort across the IRS to fulfill opportunities for wider electronic return filing.

Inflation boosts HSA amounts for 2023

Health savings account maximum contributions, along with minimum deductibles and maximum out-of-pocket expenses of accompanying high-deductible health plans, will be higher next year.

IRS’s FATCA enforcement fell short, TIGTA says

Initial plans for the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act’s regime of reporting US taxpayers’ foreign bank accounts and other financial assets largely have stalled, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration reports.

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TAX RELIEF

Quirks spurred by COVID-19 tax relief

This article discusses some procedural and administrative quirks that have emerged with the new tax legislative, regulatory, and procedural guidance related to COVID-19.