QSub Is Employer

The IRS issued final regulations under which qualified subchapter S subsidiaries (QSubs) and other disregarded entities—rather than the entities’ owners—are responsible for reporting and paying employment taxes. The rules represent a change from temporary provisions of Notice 99-6, under which either the entities or their owners could be regarded as the employer for purposes of reporting and paying employment taxes. The final regulations, issued as Treasury Decision 9356, also designate disregarded entities as responsible for some excise taxes and clarify that an owner of a disregarded entity treated as a sole proprietorship is subject to self-employment taxes. The employment tax provisions apply to wages paid on or after Jan. 1, 2009.


Year-end tax planning and what’s new for 2016

Practitioners need to consider several tax planning opportunities to review with their clients before the end of the year. This report offers strategies for individuals and businesses, as well as recent federal tax law changes affecting this year’s tax returns.


News quiz: Retirement planning, tax practice, and fraud risk

Recent reports focused on a survey that gauges the worries about retirement among CPA financial planners’ clients, a suit that affects tax practitioners, and a guide that offers advice on fraud risk. See how much you know with this short quiz.


Bolster your data defenses

As you weather the dog days of summer, it’s a good time to make sure your cybersecurity structure can stand up to the heat of external and internal threats. Here are six steps to help shore up your systems.