The IRS said it was revising its procedures to help taxpayers who cannot pay their taxes because of the pandemic. The new program is called the Taxpayer Relief Initiative.
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The AICPA’s complimentary annual webcast on Tax Ethics answers questions on client confidentiality, tax practice quality control, conflicts of interest, records retention, and how to address errors discovered on clients’ tax returns.
How should components of real property segregated and depreciated as personal property be treated in a like-kind exchange? Newly issued proposed regulations help answer this question by providing a definition of real property.
The IRS announced time-limited settlement offers, requiring tax benefit concessions and assessing penalties, to eligible taxpayers with pending cases.
The Chief Counsel determined that the original return and not the superseding return starts the three-year statutory period for assessment under Sec. 6501 or for filing a refund claim under Sec. 6511.
The IRS issued guidance to employers and employees on reporting deferred Social Security tax on Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, under the Aug. 8 Presidential Memorandum authorizing the deferral.
The COVID-19 recession is the reason why the IRS added “offer-in-compromise mills” to its annual Dirty Dozen scams list.
The AICPA has created a template for members to use when requesting a penalty abatement from the IRS. Many taxpayers are receiving penalty notices after COVID-19 hampered their ability to meet tax filing obligations.
The IRS issued the 2021 inflation adjustment amounts and tax tables for use in preparing 2021 tax returns in the 2022 filing season. Many of the over 60 items increased from 2020.
One of the biggest, yet most misunderstood, penalty defenses is that a tax position was based on reasonable cause and the taxpayer acted in good faith.
This article focuses on two opportunities beneficial to both employers and employees: (1) Sec. 139 disaster relief payments and (2) Sec. 127 educational assistance payments.
Tax practitioners have expressed concerns that they will not be able to meet upcoming Oct. 15 tax filing deadline for a variety of reasons related to the global pandemic.
The IRS announced that it was extending the deadline from Oct. 15 to Nov. 21 at midnight for certain individuals to enter their information on the Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here tool on the IRS website to receive the $1,200 stimulus payment due to individual taxpayers.
The IRS extended the due date for furnishing Form 1095-B and 1095-C health care coverage information returns to individuals from Jan. 31, 2021, to March 2, 2021. The date for filing them with IRS has not been extended.
The IRS issued final regulations providing guidance on withholding federal income tax from employees’ wages under changes enacted in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
Employers should beware of the trust fund recovery penalty.
The treatment of stock issuance costs continues to be governed by legal precedent that requires such costs be offset against the proceeds of the stock sale.
The IRS said it would once again begin charging fees to issue preparer tax identification numbers to return preparers for 2021.
A taxpayer did not have an opportunity to challenge a trust fund recovery penalty where he did not receive a letter that scheduled an Appeals conference.
Taxpayers filing from a foreign country may find complications in the postmark rule.