A new directive allows taxpayers to use R&D costs reported on FASB ASC financial statements as the starting point for computing QREs.
The IRS issued final regulations that govern the relief available for victims of domestic abuse or abandonment from the requirement that married taxpayers must file joint income tax returns to qualify for the Sec. 36B premium tax credit.
In the absence of records specifically created to document the research tax credit, taxpayers often have to rely on estimates and an assortment of documents, interviews, and other evidence to substantiate expenditures that qualify for the research tax credits.
IRS regulations and revisions provide state or local housing credit agencies with additional flexibility in implementing monitoring duties.
The IRS recently promulgated final regulations that prohibit a taxpayer from increasing research credit carryforwards from closed years by electing the ASC method.
Because of the recent retroactive reinstatement of the work opportunity tax credit to the beginning of 2015 and the addition of the long-term unemployed to the list of qualified employees beginning Jan. 1, 2016, the IRS has extended the due date for required certifications.
This item describes the evolution of the ITC, information about the timing and scope of potential future regulations, and potential issues that the IRS may attempt to address in the guidance.
Refundable credit payments processed on or after Oct. 1, 2013, and on or before Sept. 30, 2014, will be reduced by a sequestration rate of 7.2% for issuers of various bonds that elected to receive a direct credit subsidy under Sec. 6431.
The IRS announced that it would no longer impose a penalty under Sec. 6662 for a substantial understatement of tax when a taxpayer claims a refundable tax credit he or she is not entitled to, but the IRS does not pay the refund or approve the credit.
President Barack Obama signed into law a bill that increases from $100 to $500 the penalty for failure by preparers to exercise due diligence with respect to the EITC.
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.