Penalties

Penalty defenses and the supervisory-approval requirement

Under Sec. 6751(b)(1), many penalties cannot be assessed by the IRS before written managerial approval is obtained by the immediate supervisor of the person making the initial determination of the penalties. This article discusses which penalties Sec. 6751(b)(1) applies to, when an initial determination of a penalty occurs, whose approval is required, and other issues regarding the written-supervisory approval requirement.

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.