Gains & Losses

Cryptocurrency and taxes

Cryptocurrency has gone mostly unregulated, but Coinbase could be just the first of many IRS targets.

Final Rules Govern Basis Reporting

The IRS issued final and temporary regulations that provide rules for brokers to report bond premium and acquisition premium as well as govern information reporting of transactions involving debt instruments and options, including the reporting of original issue discount on tax-exempt obligations, the treatment of certain holder elections for reporting a taxpayer's adjusted basis in a debt instrument, and a new requirement to report transfers of Sec. 1256 options and debt instruments.

Economic Substance Doctrine Clarified

The IRS provided guidance defining "transaction" for purposes of applying the Sec. 7701(o) economic substance doctrine and "similar rule of law" for purposes of the Sec. 6662(b)(6) accuracy-related penalty.

Newsletter Articles

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

Tax software survey

Our annual survey offers a look at how CPAs judged their tax preparation software in a wide range of types of practices.

NEWS

Congress enacts tax reform

Here are many of the most important provisions in the new law that affect both individual taxpayers and businesses. All changes were effective Jan. 1, 2018, except as noted.