IRS Practice & Procedure

Generic drug manufacturer can deduct patent infringement suit expenses

Legal expenses for notice letters required as part of an application to the FDA for permission to produce and market generic drugs are capitalizable, but legal expenses for patent litigation as a result of certain certifications made during the approval process are deductible.

E-signing extended, new forms added

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the IRS issued guidance extending the temporary authorization to issue a number of IRS forms using electronic signatures through Dec. 31, 2021.

IRS to taxpayers: Do you trust me?

Increasingly limited IRS budgets and their effect on penalty and collections practices could be endangering the public fisc by creating incentives against voluntary compliance.

IRS refunding taxes overpaid on unemployment benefits

To help taxpayers who might otherwise have been required to file amended income tax returns, the IRS announced that it will automatically issue to eligible taxpayers refunds of income tax paid on 2020 unemployment benefits.

President’s budget contains many tax proposals

The proposed $6 trillion fiscal year 2022 budget unveiled by the Biden Administration includes a host of tax items, including proposals to raise the corporate tax rate, raise the top tax rate for high-income individuals, limit like-kind exchanges, and make permanent recent temporary changes to various tax credits.

Taxpayers deserve pandemic penalty relief, AICPA says

In a letter to the IRS and Treasury, the AICPA recommended, in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, that the IRS implement fair, reasonable and practical penalty relief measures, including targeted relief from both the underpayment-of-estimated-tax penalty and the late-payment penalty for the 2020 tax year.

Tax Insider Articles

DEDUCTIONS

Business meal deductions after the TCJA

This article discusses the history of the deduction of business meal expenses and the new rules under the TCJA and the regulations and provides a framework for documenting and substantiating the deduction.

TAX RELIEF

Quirks spurred by COVID-19 tax relief

This article discusses some procedural and administrative quirks that have emerged with the new tax legislative, regulatory, and procedural guidance related to COVID-19.