The IRS announced that it is lowering from 85% to 80% the amount taxpayers are required to have paid in order to escape an underpayment of estimated income tax penalty for 2018.
Individual Income Taxation
With their prospects for deferral or even exclusion of gains from certain investments in them, the newly created qualified opportunity zones offer an intriguing tax planning option for investors and a potential boon for distressed communities.
This semiannual update on current developments in the area of individual taxation includes a number of cases on material participation, hobby losses, charitable contributions, the Sec. 199A regulations, and several other important areas.
Failure to properly complete all required fields on Form 8283, including the donor’s cost or other basis, could jeopardize the entire deduction with respect to the donated property.
The IRS issued initial guidance on the application of Sec. 83(i), which allows certain employees to defer recognition of income attributable to the receipt or vesting of qualified stock.
The IRS issued guidance outlining how to determine the amount of parking expense that is nondeductible under Sec. 274(a)(4) when employers provide parking for their employees.
Legal and professional fees incurred in a divorce action were nondeductible personal expenses since the "origin of the claim" in the divorce action was not related to the taxpayer’s trade or business.
The AICPA is integrating personal financial planning into university-level curriculum in a manner that would help prepare prospective CPA candidates to qualify for the Personal Financial Specialist credential shortly after obtaining their CPA license.
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.
The relief applies to individuals whose tax withheld and estimated tax payments equal at least 85% of the tax shown on their 2018 tax return.
This article discusses changes that might affect clients that are divorced, are in the process of divorcing, or that have prenuptial or post-nuptial agreements.
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.
This article discusses the modifications made to Sec. 174 and Sec. 41, which will affect taxpayers’ R&D tax credit claims for tax years after Dec. 31, 2021.
Tax refunds that count as "public assistance benefits" may be exempt in bankruptcy.
IRS guidance clarifies what it means to claim a personal exemption deduction.
A Second Circuit decision may affect the analysis of whether the modification of a derivative triggers gain or loss.
Employer reimbursements made in 2018 of qualified moving expenses incurred prior to 2018 in connection with a move that occurred prior to Jan. 1, 2018, may be excluded from employees’ wages and gross income despite the suspension of the exclusion for tax years 2018 through 2025.
Economic benefits from an S corporation’s payment of a premium on a life insurance policy were not includible in the shareholder/employee’s income.
As a result of feedback from payroll and tax professionals, the IRS will postpone the extensive changes it had planned to the 2019 Form W-4.
A TIGTA audit report examined tip-related tax noncompliance and made nine recommendations to the IRS.