Individuals

2016 Inflation Adjustments for HSAs Released

The IRS issued the inflation-adjusted figures for calendar-year 2016 for the annual contribution limits for HSAs and the minimum deductible amounts and maximum out-of-pocket expense amounts for high-deductible health plans.

CHIP Buy-in Programs May Qualify as Minimum Essential Coverage

An individual who may enroll in a CHIP buy-in program that has been recognized as minimum essential coverage by HHS will be treated as eligible for minimum essential coverage under the program for purposes of the premium tax credit only for the period the individual is enrolled.

Long-Haul Truck Driver Has No Tax Home

A long-haul truck driver who spent most of the time on the road did not have a tax home that would allow him to deduct his unreimbursed travel expenses because he was not away from home, the Tax Court held.

President Signs Tax Extenders Into Law

President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, which retroactively extends more than 50 expired tax provisions through 2014.

Congress Passes Tax Extender Legislation

The Senate passed a bill to retroactively extend more than 50 expired tax provisions through 2014, by a vote of 76–16 on Tuesday evening. The extender bill passed the House of Representatives on Dec. 3, and it now goes to President Barack Obama for his signature.

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Get your clients ready for tax season

With the extended 2017 tax filing season drawing to a close, now is the time to get your practice and your clients ready for the 2018 season.

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2016 Best Article Award

The winners of The Tax Adviser’s 2016 Best Article Award are Edward Schnee, CPA, Ph.D., and W. Eugene Seago, J.D., Ph.D., for their article, “Taxation of Worthless and Abandoned Partnership Interests.”