Investment


The IRS’s revenue ruling 2006-1 clarifies that income from commodity-index derivatives contracts does not help a mutual fund qualify for the usual tax benefits ( www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/rr-06-01.pdf ). The service will apply its newly announced position prospectively so that funds will have enough time to adapt to it and communicate it to their shareholders.

SPONSORED REPORT

Keeping client information safe in an age of scams and security threats

A look at the Dirty Dozen tax scams and ways to protect taxpayer information.

TAX PRACTICE CORNER

More R&D tax help

"Can I use the R&D credit?" PATH Act enhancements make the credit more attractive to a wider range of taxpayers.

QUIZ

News quiz: Tax-related data breach explained

News about a data breach that affected about 100,000 people, the IRS’s budget for the fiscal year, and the 2018 health spending account limits received attention recently. See how much you know with this short quiz.