Tax Accounting

Auto depreciation limits leap with inflation

The Internal Revenue Service issued its annual inflation-adjusted update of depreciation limitations for passenger automobiles, including passenger vans and trucks, placed in service in 2022.

Opportunities for taxpayers with residential rental properties and residential living facilities

During 2021, the IRS issued taxpayer-favorable procedures allowing certain taxpayers that have made the real property trade or business election under Sec. 163(j)(7)(B) with residential rental property to depreciate such property using the shorter 30-yearrecovery period, using ADS, and certain other taxpayers with qualified residential living facilities to be eligible for the real property trade or business election.

AICPA requests LIFO safe harbor

Global supply chain problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have made it difficult for US companies to replace inventories, potentially subjecting them to additional taxable income. The AICPA has requested relief under Sec. 473.

Simplifying the accounting for income taxes

As part of its initiative to reduce complexity in accounting standards, FASB issued ASU No. 2019-12 in late 2019 for the purpose of simplifying accounting for income taxes.

Tax Insider Articles

DEDUCTIONS

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.

TAX RELIEF

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.