Tax

2017 tax software survey

Take a look at how CPA preparers rated their software’s performance and support, their likes and dislikes, and whether they would recommend their product to someone starting a tax practice.

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IRS announces first batch of CPEOs; Letter ruling and closing agreement fees now payable online; Leveraged spinoffs removed from IRS no-ruling list; HSA limits increase slightly

IRS moves for stay of PTIN fee injunction

If granted, the stay would allow the IRS to charge the fees while it decides whether to appeal the district court decision that struck down the fees and, if it does appeal, during the appeal itself.

IRS pilots Appeals videoconference service

The IRS Office of Appeals announced that on Aug. 1 it will begin offering taxpayers and their representatives a new web-based virtual conference option for taxpayer conferences.

Data analytics and A.I. in tax

In this video, Lauren Kovar, CPA/CITP, CGMA, director of Client Advisory & Strategy for Thomson Reuters, discusses a couple of emerging trends in tax technology.

What CEOs and CFOs need to ask about tax

Lauren Kovar, CPA/CITP, CGMA, director of Client Advisory & Strategy for Thomson Reuters, says executives have an opportunity to recognize their tax function not as a cost center but as a real driver of economic return and business value.

How CPAs can solve tax operations and technology puzzles

Lauren Kovar, CPA/CITP, CGMA, director of Client Advisory & Strategy for Thomson Reuters, explores the information and technology challenges presented by the various systems that provide data downstream to the tax function.

Treasury identifies 8 regulations as burdensome

After reviewing all 105 Treasury regulations issued in 2016 and early 2017, the Treasury Department has identified eight that cost too much, are too complex or exceed the IRS’s statutory authority.

What the new world of tax looks like

Lauren Kovar, CPA/CITP, CGMA, director of Client Advisory & Strategy for Thomson Reuters, argues that tax preparers, tax auditors, and other CPAs need to see tax and its operations from a new perspective.

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CPEOs provide peace of mind around payroll services

The creation of these new IRS-certified service providers for small businesses clarifies some issues around traditional professional employer organizations.

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