FASB ASC Subtopic 740-10 requires that each tax position meet a more-likely-than-not test and that the tax benefits be correspondingly reduced if the result is not certain; it is important to understand the administrative issues and problems created by this requirement.
Tax Accounting (Methods & Periods)
To facilitate the transition away from IBORs and minimize the resulting market disruption, the IRS issued the proposed regulations with an aim of reducing associated tax uncertainty and taxpayer burden.
FASB issued a standard that is designed to reduce cost and complexity in accounting for income taxes.
This article discusses the tax shelter exclusion and how certain farm and nonfarm businesses will be considered tax shelters because they qualify as “syndicates.”
The IRS issued final regulations and new proposed regulations on the 100% bonus depreciation deduction that was amended by the law known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
The IRS released its updated procedures for automatic accounting method changes, which are accounting method changes that can be made without the IRS’s consent.
The IRS issued its annual notice specifying the special per-diem rates, including the transportation industry meal and incidental expenses rates, the rate for the incidental-expenses-only deduction, and the rates and list of high-cost localities for purposes of the high-low substantiation method.
Taxpayers that use the accrual method and receive advance payments for good or services were given new rules by the IRS on when to include the advance payments in income.
To determine the IRS’s likely treatment, an analysis is necessary of two Code sections that address energy credits: Sec. 25D and Sec. 48.
Although small taxpayer testing may be time-consuming, the tax and time benefits of a small taxpayer classification may be critical to certain taxpayers.
This item discusses the limitation on audit protection that arises as a result of Sec. 965, enacted as part of the TCJA, which imposes a one-time “transition” tax on unrepatriated E&P of certain FCs.
This article discusses the treatment of unearned revenue from a financial accounting and tax point of view and how unearned revenue can affect the seller and the buyer in an M&A transaction.
This item discusses certain TCJA changes to domestic provisions relevant to tax accounting.
The TCJA revised Sec. 451(c), changing the timing of taxation for certain advance payments, including advance payments for future mineral production and delivery.
The IRS provided the limitations on depreciation deductions for passenger automobiles first placed in service in 2019 and the amounts of income inclusion for lessees of passenger automobiles first leased during 2019.
FASB issued a proposal that is intended to make accounting for income taxes less costly and complex.
The IRS issued a safe-harbor procedure that taxpayers may follow for determining the deduction for depreciating passenger vehicles when they are eligible for 100% bonus depreciation but are also subject to the Sec. 280F limits on deductions for luxury automobiles.
This discussion reviews the mechanics of the gross receipts test, highlights several potential traps for the unwary, and raises several common but still unanswered questions.
Updated procedures provide a streamlined way to comply with Sec. 451(b), which does not involve filing Form 3115 or attaching a separate statement to the tax return.
The IRS announced procedures for taxpayers to change their accounting method to comply with the amendment of Sec. 451(b) enacted by the tax law known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.