The AICPA posted FAQs explaining the latest developments in taxpayer relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. The AICPA has recommended that the IRS and Treasury Department expand the scope of recently announced taxpayer relief.
IRS Practice & Procedure
The IRS is permitting eligible employers who pay qualifying wages to retain an amount of the payroll taxes equal to the amount of qualifying wages that they paid, rather than deposit them with the IRS.
Taxpayers and their advisers now have a framework to determine the availability of bonus depreciation following various transactions involving consolidated groups.
The process-of-experimentation requirement has received increased focus by taxing authorities in examinations.
For the 2019 tax year, taxpayers and their accountants should seriously consider revisiting repairs and maintenance when planning strategies for increased deductions.
The Code does not define consulting for purposes of the rule on qualified trades or businesses, nor do Treasury regulations or Sec. 1202 legislative history provide guidance, leaving taxpayers to find other sources to derive the meaning.
The IRS can apply levy proceeds to liabilities for any tax year covered by the levy.
Tax Court decisions address the proof the IRS must provide to show proper supervisory approval was obtained to assert penalties.
A taxpayer can prove, through extrinsic evidence, the mailing date of a Tax Court petition that has no postmark on the mailing envelope.
Businesses must follow different procedures than individual taxpayers to prompt the IRS to initiate an identity theft investigation.
The Ninth Circuit agrees that an IRS regulation abolished the common law mailbox rule.
The IRS is expanding its relief from cancellation-of-debt income to students whose federal loans were discharged for certain legal reasons.
The IRS has issued guidance on these payments, which it calls “economic impact payments,” and says they generally will be direct-deposited to most qualifying taxpayers’ bank accounts in the next three weeks without taxpayers having to do anything.
The $2 trillion stimulus bill, which passed the Senate by a 96-0 vote late on Wednesday, contains many tax provisions. Here’s a look at the tax items, which range from credits to temporary changes to retirement plan rules.
The IRS announced that, because of staff shortages, it was closing the Practitioner Priority Service, a special phone line for tax practitioners, as well as the e-Services Help Desk line and the e-Services, FIRE, and AIR system help desks “until further notice.”
In a letter to Treasury and the IRS the AICPA requested that recent filing and payment relief related to the COVID-19 pandemic be expanded because the current relief does not cover all tax filings and payments affected by the pandemic.
The IRS announced that, under its People First Initiative, it was taking various actions to alter its activities beyond the tax filing and payment delay announced last week.
This article will help practitioners understand how to maximize accelerated deductions by examining Sec. 1031 exchange rules and how they are affected by cost segregation studies.
The IRS posted 24 questions and answers to clarify the notice delaying certain tax filing and payment deadlines until July 15.
To protect taxpayers and its employees, the IRS is scaling back its operations during the coronavirus pandemic to focus on mission-critical activities. Here’s a look at what services are being affected.