Tax Compliance

Accelerating FICA and FUTA Tax Deductions for Vacation and Bonus Pay

Rev. Rul. 2007-12 holds that if the all-events test and recurring-item exception of Sec. 461 are otherwise met, an accrual-method taxpayer may deduct FICA and FUTA tax expenses (payroll taxes) in the year that the deferred compensation to which they relate is earned, regardless of whether that deferred compensation is deductible in a later year under Sec. 404.

Tax Insider Articles


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.