Innocent spouse relief

Individual Taxation: Digest of Recent Developments

This article covers recent developments affecting taxation of individuals, including last year’s tax relief and small business legislation, regulations, cases, and IRS guidance. The items are arranged in Code section order.

Innocent or Not: Let the Factors Decide

Three forms of innocent spouse relief are available under Sec. 6015. This article discusses the three forms of relief, the substantive requirements for qualifying for each, and the time period in which a taxpayer must file his or her request for relief.

IRS Announces Redesigned Form 8857

The Service announced that it has redesigned Form 8857, Request for Innocent Spouse Relief, in order to reduce followup questions and minimize the burden on taxpayers. Previously, Form 12510, Questionnaire for the Requesting Spouse, was separate from Form 8857. The redesigned Form 8857 combines the two forms. The IRS believes

Innocent Spouse Relief

Editor: John L. Miller, CPA Searching the Internet under “innocent spouse relief” will turn up many organizations, CPAs, attorneys and others offering to assist a taxpayer with an innocent spouse claim. IRS Pub. 971, Innocent Spouse Relief (And Separation of Liability and Equitable Relief), explains the various types of relief,

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States look to unclaimed property for revenue

State audits of abandoned and unclaimed property (AUP) have exploded in recent years. This report outlines the escheat process, common types of AUP, how different states are handling it and how companies can plan for potential audits and liabilities.

DEDUCTIONS

Understanding the new Sec. 199A business income deduction

The new deduction allows certain business owners to keep pace with the significant corporate tax cut provided by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.