The IRS will permit professional sports teams that trade player contracts to recognize zero gain if both parties to the exchange adopt the safe harbor and do not exchange cash.
Tax Planning; Tax Minimization
The AICPA asked Treasury and the IRS to issue additional guidance on Sec. 199A beyond the recently finalized regulations and a proposed revenue procedure in the form of a notice on a safe harbor for rental real estate.
IRS guidance is needed to determine items of business income, gains, losses, and deductions to arrive at the amount of excess business losses.
The IRS posted a draft of a form that affected taxpayers will submit with their 2019 tax returns showing how they computed their qualified business income (QBI) deduction under Sec. 199A.
Tax refunds that count as "public assistance benefits" may be exempt in bankruptcy.
Notice 2018-76 generally allows a taxpayer a 50% business deduction for meals associated with an entertainment activity to the extent that the meals are purchased separately from the entertainment, or the cost is stated separately from the entertainment cost on the receipt.
A taxpayer’s amended returns sufficiently apprised the IRS of inconsistencies between the amended returns and the returns filed by the bankruptcy trustee of his wholly owned S corporation.
The IRS issued a notice providing interim guidance for the 2019 calendar year on income tax withholding from wages and from retirement and annuity distributions.
Practitioners must use due diligence when clients claim any deductions related to business meals.
Abandonment of intangible property should be established by detailed documentation.
Final regulations address how taxpayers can comply with the requirements for adequate substantiation of charitable contributions of money or property.
House-passed legislation includes goals for improving the IRS but lacks descriptions of specific reforms and the funding needed.
The exemption to the limitation on business interest under Sec. 163(j) does not apply to a tax shelter prohibited from using the cash-receipts-and-disbursements method of accounting under Sec. 448(a)(3).
A charitable contribution deduction is available if there is no quid pro quo.
IRS guidance explains changes to standard mileage rate rules and depreciation in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
The IRS issued guidance on the standard mileage rates and depreciation limits that were changed by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
The comments were prompted by new questions that have emerged about how the tax rules apply to virtual currency transactions since the AICPA first submitted comments.
The IRS issued new procedures for contributions to charitable organizations, including rules for when donors can rely on the information about an organization’s tax-exempt status on the IRS database Tax Exempt Organization Search.
For investors, cryptocurrency will be regarded as a capital asset, so a key component of correctly determining the tax treatment of a cryptocurrency investment will be establishing its basis.
Taxpayers failed to convince a court that their tax overpayment was attributable to foreign taxes for which a credit was allowed.
Tax administration, post–tax reform, is markedly different than before, for several reasons.