Tax Planning; Tax Minimization

R&D tax credit: Don’t leave money on the table

Many taxpayers do not realize that the R&D tax credit is available to businesses of all sizes in many lines of business, not just major corporations conducting tests in research laboratories.

Legal hemp and deductible expenses

Marijuana businesses are unable to deduct most ordinary business expenses. However, COGS is allowable as an adjustment to gross receipts.

Congress approves IRS reform legislation

The bill establishes an independent appeals office and requires the IRS to develop a customer service strategy. A controversial provision codifying the Free File program was dropped from the bill.

AICPA requests further guidance on QBI deduction

The AICPA asked Treasury and the IRS to issue additional guidance on Sec. 199A beyond the recently finalized regulations and a proposed revenue procedure in the form of a notice on a safe harbor for rental real estate.

IRS corrects error in Schedule D tax calculation worksheet

The IRS notified tax software companies that it had discovered an error in the Schedule D, Capital Gains and Losses, Tax Worksheet used to calculate the tax on certain capital gains that had new rates as a result of the law known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Newsletter Articles

50th ANNIVERSARY

50 years of The Tax Adviser

The January 2020 issue marks the 50th anniversary of The Tax Adviser, which was first published in January 1970. Over the coming year, we will be looking back at early issues of the magazine, highlighting interesting tidbits.

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.