E-File for Excise Taxes

The IRS is implementing electronic filing for excise taxes with Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return , beginning with the filing period July 1, 2007, to June 30, 2008. The IRS received more than 575,000 paper Forms 2290 last year. The Service will continue to accept the return on paper. Form 720, Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return , and Form 8849, Claim for Refund of Excise Taxes , will be available for e-filing later this year. More information on excise e-filings is available at www.irs.gov .


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.