The year-end coronavirus relief and spending bill passed by Congress includes many tax provisions, including pandemic-related relief, extensions of expired provisions, and a large number of miscellaneous items, including temporary 100% deductibility for business meals.
The IRS finalized regulations for simplified accounting rules for small businesses, which are defined as businesses with inflation adjusted average annual gross receipts of $25 million ($26 million for 2020 and 2021).
Amid challenging circumstances, the AICPA’s tax policy and advocacy efforts provided successful results that benefited the accounting profession and taxpayers in 2020.
The IRS issued the 2021 standard mileage rates for use in computing the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving expense purposes. The rates all decreased from 2021 to 2020.
Updating the rules governing practice before the IRS is one of the goals of the IRS Office of Professional Responsibility for the new year, its director says.
The IRS announced procedures for identifying and recovering direct deposit refunds that a taxpayer did not receive in the designated account.
The IRS issued final rules on the $1 million executive compensation limits enacted by the law known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, finalizing proposed rules with a few changes in response to comments.
The IRS announced that it was extending taxpayers’ ability to file a number of forms using electronic signatures due to the pandemic. The limited relief extends the authorization through June 30, 2021.
With many workers unaware of the implications when remote work crosses state lines, CPAs may face frustration and confusion in clients.
The AICPA's Eileen Sherr, CPA, CGMA, MT, discusses recent IRS guidance regarding the tax treatment of loans under the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program.
The IRS finalized proposed rules on the disallowance of deductions for transportation fringe benefits, which was enacted by the law known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
Among the expiring provisions are the lower 7.5% AGI floor for medical expense deductions and the deduction for qualified tuition and related expenses.
The IRS finalized proposed regulations on the qualified plan loan rollover rules amended by the law known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act with just one change in response to a comment.
In a letter to Congress, dated Dec. 3, hundreds of national trade associations and their state and regional affiliates asked that legislation be enacted before the end of 2020 reversing the IRS’s position that amounts forgiven in loans under the PPP be nondeductible business expenses.
Two experts look at the issue of the deductibility of expenses paid with PPP loan funds and conclude that they should be deductible.
The IRS announced that it would begin allowing all individual taxpayers to opt in to receive an identity protection personal identification number (IP PIN), beginning in mid-January 2021.
Download or print this quick guide for use during tax season, and look for our quick guide for individual taxpayers in the January 2021 issue.
Firms need to have technology in place to enable virtual interactions with clients.
Employers must be wary of the trust fund recovery penalty if they take advantage of deferrals in the CARES Act.
The Tax Court holds that taxpayers made an absolute gift.