Representations & Examinations

Understatement of Income Not Fraudulent

A pattern of fraudulent conduct in a tax accountant’s preparation of his clients’ returns was not sufficient to prove that underpayments on his own returns were due to fraud.

PTIN User Fee Will Be Lowered

The IRS issued regulations lowering the fee for PTINs, effective for the coming filing season, from $50 to $33, effective Nov. 1, 2015.

AICPA Sues IRS Over Annual Filing Season Program

The AICPA filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on July 15, asking the court to halt the IRS's recently introduced Annual Filing Season Program. The AICPA's three-count complaint asks the court to declare the rule implementing the program unlawful and stop its operation.

CPA Practitioners Sue to Stop PTIN Fees

Two CPAs have filed suit in the federal district court, asking the court to stop the IRS from charging fees for issuing PTINs, to obtain refunds of fees paid in the past, and to enjoin the IRS from asking for more information than needed to issue PTINs.

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.