Individual Income Taxation

Key tax and retirement provisions in the Secure 2.0 Act

The year-end appropriations act included the Secure 2.0 Act, which makes many changes to the retirement plan rules, including expanding automatic enrollment and increasing the starting age for required minimum distributions.

Taxpayer marital status and the QBI deduction

This article provides an analysis in four scenarios of whether the QBI deduction will cause a marriage penalty or bonus and discusses whether the existence of a marriage penalty or bonus affects couples’ decision to marry.

Social Security wage base, COLA set for 2023

The Social Security Administration announced the maximum amount of wages subject to Social Security tax in 2023 and a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for Social Security benefits. The COLA is 8.7%.

Microcaptive insurance arrangements after CIC Services

A federal district court recently held that Notice 2016-66, which classifies certain microcaptive insurance arrangements as transactions of interest that are reportable transactions under Regs. Sec. 1.6011-4, is invalid under the Administrative Procedure Act. This article discusses the ramifications of the decision for taxpayers engaging in microcaptive insurance transactions and possible responses to the decision by the IRS.

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.