The emergence of online marketplaces and auction houses has provided a single point of contact for both sellers and buyers, making sales and purchases of transferable state tax credits more common.
The IRS issued final regulations governing the Sec. 36B health insurance premium tax credit enacted by 2010’s health care legislation.
This article covers recent developments affecting individual taxation. The items are arranged in Code section order
The Tax Court held that a married couple’s old house, which they continued to use while trying to sell it, qualified as a principal residence, and therefore they did not meet the timing requirement to qualify for a first-time homebuyer credit when they purchased a new house.
This article covers developments from the past year affecting taxation of individuals, including last year’s tax relief, health care, and small business legislation, regulations, cases, and IRS guidance.
The president signed into law the Three Percent Withholding Repeal and Job Creation Act.
Treasury has proposed revisions to the new market tax credit regulations to make the program more attractive to investors in non–real estate businesses in low-income communities.
The tax compliance of international students is now a more critical issue because of the partially refundable nature of the American opportunity tax credit.
The IRS released proposed regulations implementing the health insurance premium tax credit, which is effective starting in 2014.
The IRS announced that it is having problems processing tax returns that involve repayment of the Sec. 36 first-time homebuyer credit for 2008 home purchases.
An array of tax benefits are available to taxpayers, including income exclusions for educational assistance, scholarships, and distributions from qualified tuition plans and educational IRAs, as well as credits for tuition and certain education-related expenses and a deduction for tuition payments.
Sec. 21 was enacted to provide families with a tax benefit to help them stay in the workplace—a nonrefundable child and dependent care tax credit for employment-related expenses for the care of certain qualifying individuals.
Editor: Michael D. Koppel, CPA, PFS Should a person’s imprisonment be considered a temporary absence from home for purposes of the residency requirement for the earned income credit (EIC)? The Tax Court recently held that a taxpayer’s jail confinement after her arrest but before her conviction was a temporary absence
The Service has issued final regulations on the Sec. 21 credit for child and dependent expenses (TD 9354). The final regulations adopt, with changes, proposed regulations that were released in May 2006 (REG-139059-02). The final regulations apply to tax years ending after August 14, 2007. Sec. 21 allows a credit
Editor: Kevin F. Reilly, J.D., CPA The work opportunity tax credit (WOTC) has been in existence for years; however, the Small Business and Work Oppor-tunity Tax Act of 2007, P.L. 110-28 (SBWOTA), expanded the definition of some of the target groups, creating tax incentives that will affect more clients than
Editor: Joel E. Ackerman, CPA, MST A growing number of individual taxpayers have been subject to tax under the alternative minimum tax (AMT). Sec. 53(a) provides a minimum tax credit (MTC) for AMT paid in prior years that was attributable to deferral adjustments. The MTC is carried forward to offset
Credits arising from passive activities are allowable only to the extent a shareholder’s regular tax liability is attributable to passive activities for the year. The tax attributable to passive activities is the difference between the: Shareholder’s regular tax liability under Sec. 26(b) based on all income (disregarding credits), and Regular