New Sec. 451(b) may require accrual-method taxpayers with applicable financial statements to accelerate the recognition of gross income in certain situations.
The IRS announced that it intends to issue proposed regulations confirming that taxpayers may continue to defer including market discount income in income for tax purposes until there is a payment or sale at a gain.
An accrual-method taxpayer could reduce gross receipts by the estimated future cost of fuel reward redemptions in the tax year that the customer earns those rewards.
A growing number of guidance items and recently issued Chief Counsel Advice suggest the IRS is continuing to move toward viewing gross income and related deductions jointly as one item in determining whether an accounting practice constitutes a method of accounting or an error.
The IRS issued guidance clarifying that taxpayers that sell gift cards can defer recognizing income from the sale of gift cards redeemable by an unrelated third party until the year after the payment is received.
The Federal Circuit held that the “associated property” rule requiring capitalization of interest expense under Sec. 263A was invalid insofar as it applies to property temporarily withdrawn from service.
This item summarizes the recently released Rev. Proc. 2011-18, which provides guidance on the deferral of income from the sale of gift cards.
This item provides background information on the tax and accounting treatment of gift card income and discusses two revenue procedures that address these issues.
The IRS issued two taxpayer-favorable revenue procedures addressing the treatment of payments received for gift cards.
Deficiency interest is often overlooked after the audit cycle closes. Taxpayers can effectively plan the timing of deducting deficiency interest simply by being aware of when proposed audit adjustments are agreed upon.
In a recent private letter ruling, the IRS determined that a publicly regulated utility is entitled to claim benefits under Sec. 1341 for amounts paid to a purchaser of electricity to settle claims asserted against predecessor members of the publicly regulated utility’s affiliated group.
This item highlights certain issues raised by a recent IRS Large and Mid-Size Business Division directive dated October 3, 2008, about the treatment of revenue from the sale of gift cards