The SSA announced that the maximum amount of earnings subject to the Social Security tax will increase by more than 7% in 2017, after remaining flat in 2016.
Individual income taxation
Legislation excluding prize money earned by Olympians and Paralympians from gross income was signed into law.
Professional status allows deduction of ordinary and necessary business expenses.
The IRS issued its annual updates of per-diem rates for use in substantiating certain business expenses taxpayers incur when traveling away from home on or after Oct. 1.
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.
A new PATH Act provision excludes certain damages, awards, and restitution from gross income; the normal refund limitation period is waived through Dec. 19.
The IRS is proposing to amend the rules governing eligibility to claim a deduction or credit for eligible education expenses to conform them to recent legislative changes.
The IRS streamlines the process for taxpayers to avoid including discharged student loans in gross income.
The metal was not held for sale in the ordinary course of a trade or business, and income from its sale is not self-employment income.
The Tax Court holds that payments from the 92-year-old were not a loan or a gift.
The PATH Act of 2015 established new limitations on filing for certain credits.
A new law allows taxpayers to exclude from income money they receive to compensate them for being wrongfully incarcerated and to claim refunds for earlier tax years if they included such damages in income.
Here are 12 things you need to know about extension-to-pay agreements that can help clients who need more time to pay their tax bill.
The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals held that payments a retired Mary Kay sales consultant received from the cosmetics company were subject to self-employment taxes because they were payments of deferred compensation.
The Tax Court upholds a 2008 law's retroactive application and denies a treaty exemption.
The IRS issued the inflation-adjusted figures for calendar year 2017 for the annual contribution limits for health savings accounts.
A new program allows individuals who owe federal income taxes to pay in cash at 7-Eleven stores in 34 states.
Heightened tax compliance efforts worldwide make this a good time to review the complicated rules that apply to reporting foreign accounts on FinCEN Form 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts, commonly known as FBAR.
Sovereign immunity is not a protection, a bankruptcy court holds.
New law denies or revokes passports for “seriously delinquent” accounts over $50,000.