Taxpayers in most of California and parts of Alabama and Georgia have had their tax filing and payment deadlines further extended to Oct. 16. The postponement covers a wide variety of returns and taxes.
The AICPA has suggested questions and answers the IRS could post to assist taxpayers and practitioners in answering the question about digital assets that appears on Form 1040.
Taxpayers who received certain general welfare or disaster relief payments or refunds in 2022 will not have to include them in income on their federal returns, the IRS announced on Friday.
Treasury and the IRS said Friday the IRS will use the EPA Fuel Economy Labeling Standard in proposed regulations to define which vehicles are eligible for the Sec. 30D clean vehicle tax credits, enacted as part of the Inflation Reduction Act.
The IRS also expanded and clarified the instructions for answering the question to help taxpayers answer it correctly. Taxpayers must answer the question even if they didn’t engage in activities involving digital assets, just as in the 2021 tax year.
Nearly 12 million taxpayers received refunds for 2020 through automatic corrections the IRS made because the American Rescue Plan Act added an exclusion for unemployment compensation after some taxpayers had already filed their returns.
The year-end appropriations act included the Secure 2.0 Act, which makes many changes to the retirement plan rules, including expanding automatic enrollment and increasing the starting age for required minimum distributions.
The standard mileage rate for business use of a vehicle has increased, the IRS announced, effective as of Jan. 1.
In October, the IRS said it would leave Free File open for an extra month, until Thursday, so eligible taxpayers can claim their share of several benefits including the 2021 recovery rebate credit, the child tax credit, and the earned income tax credit.
Changes include increases in the standard deduction for many taxpayers, new tax brackets, and a higher maximum earned income tax credit amount.
The Social Security Administration announced the maximum amount of wages subject to Social Security tax in 2023 and a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for Social Security benefits. The COLA is 8.7%.
Previous regulations had based the affordability of employer-offered coverage for family members on the cost of an employee’s self-only coverage.
Under Notice 2022-44, the high-low method rates will be slightly higher and the list of high-cost localities in the continental United States is revised, both effective Oct. 1.
In a comment letter to the IRS, the AICPA recommended changes and clarifications regarding the tax treatment of cryptoassets or “virtual currency.”
The IRS explained the new requirement that a car’s or truck’s final assembly occurred in North America to qualify for the tax credit on the purchase of clean-running vehicles.
With Senate amendments approved by the House on Friday, the budget reconciliation bill now known as the Inflation Reduction Act will go to the president for his signature.
The Inflation Reduction Act passed by the Senate on Sunday includes many tax items, some designed to raise revenue and others to promote various clean energy initiatives.
Administrative expenses and claims against estates allowable under Sec. 2053 beyond a three-year grace period would be discounted for current deduction, under proposed rules issued by the IRS.
Nonresident alien amended returns and those for Puerto Rico residents are added; superseding returns can be designated.
Last week’s bump was the third midyear increase in the past 14 years, and it came after members of Congress wrote to the IRS about rising fuel prices.