Tax

Partnership capital reporting requirements postponed until 2020

The IRS is postponing the requirement to report partners’ shares of partnership capital on the tax-basis method for 2019 (for partnership tax years beginning in calendar 2019) until 2020 (for partnership tax years that begin on or after Jan. 1, 2020).

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Travel per-diem rates updated ... IRS offers expatriate tax relief ... Voluntary compliance shrinks slightly

Final regs. eliminate estate and gift tax clawback

The IRS issued final regulations that reconcile the current higher exclusion for the estate and gift tax unified credit amount in effect under the TCJA with the lower unified credit scheduled to go into effect in 2026.

Taxes and Washington’s unfinished business

Tax planning and return filing readiness depend in no small part on the actions of Congress and the IRS and Treasury in the countdown to 2020. Ed Karl, AICPA vice president–Taxation, gives some inside-the-Beltway prognostications.

PODCAST

What’s next for potential CPA licensure changes

A new model proposed by NASBA and the AICPA is designed with an eye on the future for newly licensed CPAs. The AICPA's Carl Mayes, CPA, provides background on the project and a look ahead to 2020.

VIDEO

What RPA is and how it works

Robotic process automation is like an Excel macro that can work on multiple applications, says Danielle Supkis Cheek, CPA. RPA can complete routine, repetitive tasks such as data entry, freeing up employee time from lower-level chores.