Under Sec. 6751(b)(1), many penalties cannot be assessed by the IRS before written managerial approval is obtained by the immediate supervisor of the person making the initial determination of the penalties. This article discusses which penalties Sec. 6751(b)(1) applies to, when an initial determination of a penalty occurs, whose approval is required, and other issues regarding the written-supervisory approval requirement.
This item discusses whether substantial authority protects against a penalty for a return position that is contrary to a regulation.
Carefully review Notice 2020-23 for the full scope of filing relief granted by the IRS in response to hardships caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
The People First Initiative provides taxpayers relief on a variety of issues ranging from easing payment guidelines to postponing compliance actions.
Willful FBAR penalties upheld because taxpayer exhibited willful blindness of or recklessly violated the FBAR reporting requirements.
Late-filing penalties for foreign trust filings can be devastating to clients and a significant challenge to CPAs trying to explain or eliminate them.
The ruling provides guidance by a federal district court on the application of the civil penalties for unfiled Forms 3520 for foreign trusts.
The IRS is permitting eligible employers who pay qualifying wages to retain an amount of the payroll taxes equal to the amount of qualifying wages that they paid, rather than deposit them with the IRS.
Tax Court decisions address the proof the IRS must provide to show proper supervisory approval was obtained to assert penalties.
The IRS can apply levy proceeds to liabilities for any tax year covered by the levy.
Here’s what may happen when a foreign gift has not been disclosed.
In three cases, the Tax Court addressed issues regarding the approval of penalties required by Sec. 6751(b)(1).
The IRS published two memoranda that clarify how it will implement the BBA procedures, including appeal rights.
The procedures allow qualifying former U.S. citizens who have relinquished U.S. citizenship to comply with their U.S. income tax and reporting obligations without paying any unpaid taxes and penalties.
This article discusses the information return filing requirements and associated penalties, how to avoid incurring the penalties, and how the penalties can be contested if they are imposed by the IRS.
The IRS announces a settlement initiative for abusive microcaptive insurance transactions.
A CPA taxpayer was found to have fraudulent intent in various tax minimization schemes he engaged in.
Taxpayers who fail to file tax returns may receive assessments from an IRS-prepared substitute for return.
The advent of e-filing has not changed the rule that reliance on a preparer to file a return is not a reasonable cause for a taxpayer’s failure to file a timely return.
Some taxpayers who paid 2018 underpayment penalties will receive refund checks because the penalties will be automatically waived for those who qualify, the IRS announced.