For tax returns with a Sept. 15 due date that were affected by an e-filing software outage, the IRS will treat a return and any elections that were filed with that return as timely filed if the taxpayer successfully e-filed the return and any elections by Sept. 17, 2020.
The IRS issued guidance telling lenders they should not file Form 1099-C, Cancellation of Debt, or furnish a payee statement to the borrower when a Paycheck Protection Program loan is forgiven.
The IRS issued final regulations for distinguishing trusts’ and estates’ allowable deductions from miscellaneous itemized deductions currently suspended by the law known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
The IRS issued final bonus depreciation regulations and withdrew proposed regulations.
The IRS issued final regulations on the downward attribution rules of controlled foreign corporations, whose treatment had been changed by the law known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
Some practitioners who attempted to file returns on Sept. 15 ran into technical difficulties that prevented them from e-filing returns by the midnight deadline. The AICPA is talking to the IRS about relief for the problem.
The IRS makes clear in final regulations that the health care premium tax credit calculation is unaffected by the personal exemption decrease to zero.
The IRS finalized proposed regulations defining “qualifying relative” for tax years 2018–2025, in which the personal exemption amount is zero.
The IRS finalized proposed regulations on eligible terminated S corporations, a new provision enacted under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that provided favorable treatment for corporations that wished to terminate their S elections.
The IRS issued the 2020-2021 per-diem rates for business travelers who incur expenses while traveling away from home.
Tax practitioners have expressed concerns that they will not be able to meet looming Sept. 15 tax filing deadlines for a variety of reasons related to the global pandemic.
The IRS added 6 forms to its list temporarily permitting electronic signatures.
The IRS said that COVID-19 testing and diagnostics are not minimum essential coverage under a government-sponsored program and therefore do not disqualify taxpayers from taking the Sec. 36B premium tax credit or Medicaid.
The IRS issued final regulations on the base-erosion and anti-abuse tax, which was created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to deter attempts to shift profits to foreign jurisdictions.
The IRS announced that it will issue regulations to allow S corporations with accumulated earnings and profits to elect to have global intangible low-taxed income inclusions increase the S corporation’s accumulated adjustments account.
The IRS identified a dozen forms for which is will accept e-signatures for the rest of the year. The forms covered include Form 8879, IRS e-file Signature Authorization, used for e-filing individual income tax returns.
The IRS issued guidance on the payroll tax deferral ordered by President Donald Trump on Aug. 8. The notice requires employers to withhold deferred taxes during the period from Jan. 1 to April 30, 2021.
The IRS provided information and tools that tax practitioners can use to inform individuals who are eligible to receive economic impact payments but did not receive one automatically.
The IRS finalized regulations and withdrew temporary regulations on the Sec. 245A dividend rules, as well as Sec. 954 and the reporting requirements for those new rules under Sec. 6038, which were all amended by the law known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
The IRS has stopped sending balance-due notices to taxpayers as it works to process its backlog of unopened mail. It is also working to correct certain erroneous penalties for some employers who reduced their payroll tax deposits to claim COVID-19 relief-related credits.