The IRS announced that it will not reject tax returns just because a taxpayer has not indicated on the return whether the taxpayer had health insurance, was exempt, or made a shared-responsibility payment under Sec. 5000A.
Individual income taxation
The start of a new year allows clients to take a fresh look at their investment strategy.
Landowner's experience qualifies his appraisal as competent even though he is not a professional.
Rules would clarify the types of arrangements that may be currently taxable even while payments are deferred.
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.
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.
Hurricane and flooding prompt the relief measure.
The expiring provisions include tax incentives for individuals and businesses, as well as several energy provisions.
The IRS issued the 2017 standard mileage rates for determining the deductible costs for operating a vehicle for business, medical, charitable or moving purposes.
Residency and signature authority are key factors.
Clients renting out their properties need to know a few key rules.
The IRS finalized a proposed rule eliminating the three-year testing period for determining when debt was discharged for cancellation of debt information reporting purposes.
Federal and state credits and employer-provided care may help reduce the high cost of child care.
The IRS issued its annual revenue procedure containing inflation-adjusted amounts for the 2017 tax year, affecting over 50 Code provisions, as well as the new tax rate tables for individuals and estates and trusts.
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.
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.