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.
Previous regulations had based the affordability of employer-offered coverage for family members on the cost of an employee’s self-only coverage.
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 IRS administered the recovery rebate credit correctly for all but 0.7% of returns in the 2021 filing season, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration found.
The IRS provides two simplified filing methods for bona fide residents of Puerto Rico to claim the child tax credit.
This semiannual update covers recent federal tax developments involving individuals, highlighting noteworthy IRS guidance and decisions of the Tax Court and other courts, as well as tax changes made by legislation.
The Internal Revenue Service pushes back against suggestions that errors in the letters, which report to taxpayers their advance child tax credit payments for 2021, are widespread.
Procedures are available for individuals not otherwise required to file a return to claim three common tax credits.
Economic impact payments taxpayers received during the tax year must be netted against a tax credit on 2021 returns.
FAQs on the Service’s website are updated for preparing 2021 returns.
A law change and some regulations take effect while an array of provisions expire.
The IRS updated its FAQs to explain whether and how to report changes to projected 2021 income for taxpayers receiving advance child tax credit payments.
A U.S. taxpayer living abroad was not entitled to take a foreign tax credit against her net investment income tax based on provisions in the United States–France and United States–Italy tax treaties.
The newly expanded child tax credit creates opportunities for advising clients on direct payment opt-outs and avoiding surprises on 2021 tax returns.
The IRS’s release of Notice 2021-49 provides employers with additional guidance on issues of the employee retention credit.
The IRS has posted two sets of FAQs that explain changes to the child and dependent care credit and to the sick and family leave credits made by the American Rescue Plan Act.
The IRS explained in a revenue procedure how individuals can claim advance child tax credit payments and stimulus payments if they are not required to file 2020 federal income tax returns.
The IRS announced that is has added a new feature to its Child Tax Credit Update Portal to allow individuals to enter bank information so they can receive advance child tax credit payments by direct deposit.
The IRS issued guidance on the amount of and limitations on the child tax credit, earned income tax credit, and premium tax credit available for taxpayers for the 2021 tax year.