Individual Income Taxation

ARPA expands tax credits for families

The American Rescue Plan Act made significant changes to the child tax credit and child and dependent care credit for the 2021 tax year, making the credits larger for most taxpayers and more widely available.

Supreme Court lets health care law stand

The US Supreme Court held that Texas and several other states lacked standing to sue over the constitutionality of the Sec. 5000A mandate that requires individuals to obtain minimum essential health coverage. The decision leaves the Affordable Care Act in place.

IRS posts ARPA credit FAQs

The IRS has posted two sets of FAQs that explain changes to the child and dependent care credit and to the sick and family leave credits made by the American Rescue Plan Act.

IRS refunding taxes overpaid on unemployment benefits

To help taxpayers who might otherwise have been required to file amended income tax returns, the IRS announced that it will automatically issue to eligible taxpayers refunds of income tax paid on 2020 unemployment benefits.

President’s budget contains many tax proposals

The proposed $6 trillion fiscal year 2022 budget unveiled by the Biden Administration includes a host of tax items, including proposals to raise the corporate tax rate, raise the top tax rate for high-income individuals, limit like-kind exchanges, and make permanent recent temporary changes to various tax credits.

American Rescue Plan Act enacts many tax provisions

The $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill that passed Congress contained many tax provisions, including changes to the child tax credit, making certain unemployment benefits tax-free in 2020, and a $1,400 recovery rebate credit for many individuals.

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.