Legislation

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.

COVID-19 pandemic prompts many tax changes

Taxpayers have a variety of tax relief measures to help them through the economic disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. From tax credits to filing postponements, here is a breakdown of the initial changes benefiting individuals and businesses.

Congress approves IRS reform legislation

The bill establishes an independent appeals office and requires the IRS to develop a customer service strategy. A controversial provision codifying the Free File program was dropped from the bill.

Senate passes tax reform bill

In the early hours of Saturday morning, the U.S. Senate passed its version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act bill by a vote of 51–49.

Hurricane relief enacted

The Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2017 provides tax relief to victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.

Newsletter Articles

50th ANNIVERSARY

50 years of The Tax Adviser

The January 2020 issue marks the 50th anniversary of The Tax Adviser, which was first published in January 1970. Over the coming year, we will be looking back at early issues of the magazine, highlighting interesting tidbits.

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

2019 tax software survey

This annual survey shows how CPAs rate the tax preparation software they used during last tax season and how it handled the recent tax law changes.