Gross Income

Split Widens as Courts Hold Basis Overstatement Is Not Income Omission

The ongoing controversy over whether a taxpayer’s overstatement of basis triggers a six-year statute of limitation period continues as the Fourth Circuit and Fifth Circuit both held within days of each other that the extended period does not apply. These decisions are at odds with a Seventh Circuit opinion issued in January and with regulations finalized in December.

IRS Maintains Stance on Omissions from Gross Income and Overstatement of Basis

The IRS released final regulations defining an omission from gross income for purposes of the six-year minimum period for assessment of tax attributable to partnership items and the six-year period for assessing tax. The regulations are designed to resolve whether an overstatement of basis in a sold asset results in an omission from gross income.

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.