IRS Procedure

IRS issues updates on post-shutdown activities

The IRS posted guidance for the public explaining how it will be operating now that the shutdown has ended, to catch up on its backlog in audits, collections, tax return processing, and Tax Court cases.

IRS announces Free File launch

The IRS announced that its Free File program, which provides free electronic filing options to moderate-income taxpayers, opened Jan. 11 and will operate through Oct. 15.

Resolving federal tax liabilities

This article explains debt resolution methods, how tax practitioners can assist taxpayers in the process of resolving a liability, and how taxpayers can administratively appeal adverse IRS collection determinations.

Navigating the private debt collection program

The IRS’s statutorily mandated private debt collection program creates numerous hazards for unsuspecting taxpayers, allows fewer payment and negotiation options than direct contact with the IRS, and has not been cost-effective.

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TECHNOLOGY

2018 tax software survey

Among CPA tax preparers, tax return preparation software generates often extensive and ardent discussion. To get through the rigors of tax season, they depend on their tax preparation software. Here’s how they rate the leading professional products.

DEDUCTIONS

Qualified business income deduction regs. and other guidance issued

The package includes final regulations, guidance on how to calculate W-2 wages, a safe-harbor rule for rental real estate businesses, and new proposed rules on the treatment of previously suspended losses.