Foreign tax credit: Changing from cash to accrual basis

Regulations provide regulatory authority for Treasury’s long-held position that an individual taxpayer who elects on a timely filed return to claim the foreign tax credit on the cash basis may not change to the accrual basis on an amended return.

Highlights of the final small business taxpayer regulations

These simplifying provisions, which apply to small business taxpayers, expand the use of the overall cash method of accounting and grant exemptions from inventory methods under Sec. 471, UNICAP rules under Sec. 263A, and the use of the percentage-of-completion method for certain long-term construction contracts under Sec. 460.

Sec. 451 rules are finalized

The IRS issued final regulations on Sec. 451 income inclusion rules and advance payments, as those rules were amended by the TCJA.

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Business meal deductions after the TCJA

This article discusses the history of the deduction of business meal expenses and the new rules under the TCJA and the regulations and provides a framework for documenting and substantiating the deduction.


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.