Individual income taxation

IRS proposes changes to rules for dependents

The IRS proposed changes to various rules affecting dependents, including changing its position on when taxpayers count as “childless” for purposes of the earned income tax credit.

Getting in shape for tax season

The annual marathon of forms, schedules, and worksheets is beginning once more. As CPAs and their staffs train and ready their equipment, they might add these reminders of what’s new and notable for 2016 returns.

Olympic tax break enacted

Legislation excluding prize money earned by Olympians and Paralympians from gross income was signed into law.

Final regulations amend definitions of marriage

The IRS finalized proposed rules issued last October amending the definitions of marriage and husband and wife after the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized same-sex marriages.

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News quiz: Taking an economic snapshot and looking to the future

Recent news included IRS actions that affect individuals and partnerships and a possibly influential move by a Big Four accounting firm.Take this short quiz to see how much you know about the news.