Penalties

Sec. 6708 Regs. Permit Material Advisers to Request Extension

The IRS issued proposed regulations governing the penalty for failure of material advisers to provide lists of advisees in reportable transactions, which applies if the advisers do not supply the lists to the IRS within 20 business days after a written request.

IRS Announces Abatements of Frivolous Filing Penalty

Taxpayers who have filed all required tax returns and paid all outstanding tax liabilities, including penalties (except for the Sec. 6702 penalty) and related interest, may qualify for a one-time reduction to $500 of any unpaid penalties that the IRS has assessed (Rev. Proc. 2012-43).

Rev. Proc. Updates Guidance on Adequate Disclosure of Return Positions

The IRS released its annual update identifying when a taxpayer’s disclosure of an item or position in an income tax return is adequate for purposes of reducing the understatement of tax penalty and the tax return preparer penalty for understatement due to unreasonable positions.

One-Time Abatement of $5,000 Frivolous Filing Penalty Announced

Taxpayers who have filed all required tax returns and paid all outstanding tax liabilities, including penalties (except for the Sec. 6702 penalty) and related interest, may qualify for a one-time reduction to $500 of any unpaid penalties that the IRS has assessed.

A Trust Fund Recovery Penalty Primer

This item discusses the basic mechanics of the trust fund recovery penalty, what qualifies someone as responsible for payroll taxes, and what constitutes willfulness.

Annual Update on Adequate Disclosure of Return Positions Issued

The IRS released updated guidance identifying when a taxpayer’s disclosure of an item or position in an income tax return is adequate for purposes of reducing the understatement of tax penalty and the tax return preparer penalty for understatement due to unreasonable positions.

Newsletter Articles

SPONSORED REPORT

Tax reform changes are now in effect

With all the recent tax law changes, this year it’s more important than ever to make sure your clients’ tax situations are squared away before year end. This report provides necessary guidance to ensure 2019 starts without a hitch.

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.