The IRS has attempted to review and audit R&D credit claims through various techniques and strategies over the years, and the FAA harks back to recordation requirements of the late 1990s and early 2000s.
C Corporation Income Taxation
This item addresses and summarizes the key provisions of the Infrastructure Act as it pertains to the reinstated Superfund tax, along with some taxpayer considerations related to the tax.
A nondividend payment by a corporation out of its surplus earnings may be viewed by the IRS as evidence of a purpose to avoid shareholder-level income tax.
Fiscal 2023 tax provisions also would increase IRS funding, encourage domestic business investments, and repeal many fossil fuel tax preferences.
Taxpayers should strongly consider these letter rulings when trying to determine whether they want to structure a borrowing with a regarded entity as the legal borrower or whether they prefer to have a DRE be the legal borrower of the debt.
A debt cancellation or forgiveness by a corporation’s shareholder is a common transaction, but some critical tax consequences are uncertain including the determination of any income from the cancellation of debtunder certain circumstances.
This item discusses the Sec. 41 research credit and how statistical sampling can be used to efficiently satisfy the fourpart test that governs whether research activities qualify for the credit.
A Chief Counsel memorandum advises that taxpayers must provide additional information to make a valid Sec. 41 research credit refund claim on an amended tax return.
In determining whether a corporation was engaged in brokerage services, the IRS ignored definitions of the term in other areas of the tax law and instead resorted solely to the plain meaning of the term as found in a dictionary.
Prior guidance on Tax Court jurisdiction over IRS determinations of employee vs. independent contractor status is modified and superseded.
Starting Jan. 10, a Sec. 41 credit claimed on an amended return must include specific information.
A law change and some regulations take effect while an array of provisions expire.
This article discusses the disclosure and reporting of VCOs and whether VCOs should be treated as deductible ordinary and necessary business expenses, capitalizable expenses, deductible charitable contributions, or nondeductible expenses.
The IRS determined that a failure to deposit any portion of the federal employment taxes deferred by the CARES Act by the applicable installment due date will result in a penalty.
The at-risk rules limit the losses allowed to closely held C corporations on certain investments, testing each separate activity to determine if the corporation is at risk for that activity.
The IRS issued the annual update of the mileage rate taxpayers may use to compute their deductible automobile costs.
The Senate Finance Committee has released language for its portion of the reconciliation bill, which some lawmakers would like to pass before Christmas. Here’s what you need to know about the timeline and the bill, which includes several key tax provisions.
The Senate Finance Committee’s text includes changes from the House’s version of the bill, including a removal of the House’s increase in the SALT deduction cap.
The IRS describes how employers may avoid failure-to-pay and failure-to-deposit penalties for ERC claimed or anticipated in the fourth quarter but eliminated by the Infrastructure Act.
Mortgage REITs have numerous tax advantages over C corporations and partnerships with respect to operating and investing in debt securities.