IRS Procedure

IRS to rule on tax-free stock distributions

The IRS is introducing an 18-month pilot program under which it will once again issue letter rulings concerning the general income tax effects of stock distributions under Sec. 355.

Hurricane Irma victims get IRS reprieve

Acting quickly in the wake of Hurricane Irma, the IRS gave filing and payment extensions to hurricane victims in 16 counties in Florida, all of St. John and St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and four municipalities in Puerto Rico.

IRS cannot charge fees for PTINs

The D.C. District Court held that the IRS has the authority to require preparers to use preparer tax identification numbers but that it cannot charge fees for issuing PTINs.

IRS moves for stay of PTIN fee injunction

If granted, the stay would allow the IRS to charge the fees while it decides whether to appeal the district court decision that struck down the fees and, if it does appeal, during the appeal itself.

IRS pilots Appeals videoconference service

The IRS Office of Appeals announced that on Aug. 1 it will begin offering taxpayers and their representatives a new web-based virtual conference option for taxpayer conferences.

Treasury identifies 8 regulations as burdensome

After reviewing all 105 Treasury regulations issued in 2016 and early 2017, the Treasury Department has identified eight that cost too much, are too complex or exceed the IRS’s statutory authority.

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CPEOs provide peace of mind around payroll services

The creation of these new IRS-certified service providers for small businesses clarifies some issues around traditional professional employer organizations.

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

2016 Best Article Award

The winners of The Tax Adviser’s 2016 Best Article Award are Edward Schnee, CPA, Ph.D., and W. Eugene Seago, J.D., Ph.D., for their article, “Taxation of Worthless and Abandoned Partnership Interests.”