Taxpayers who have been contacted by an IRS-contracted private debt collection agency may need professional representation to preserve their full array of repayment options.
IRS practice and procedure
A partial government shutdown at midnight on Friday would affect the IRS, which has not been fully funded for fiscal year 2019.
The IRS issued a notice providing interim guidance for the 2019 calendar year on income tax withholding from wages and from retirement and annuity distributions.
The IRS issued the 2019 annual inflation adjustments for many tax provisions as well as the 2019 tax rate tables for individuals and estates and trusts.
Veteran tax attorney Charles Rettig gives his first public address as new IRS commissioner, speaking to CPAs Tuesday at the AICPA National Tax Conference in Washington.
The IRS issued final regulations on the penalty that applies to tax return preparers who fail to exercise due diligence in preparing returns for taxpayers who are claiming head-of-household filing status, the earned income tax credit, the child tax credit, the additional child tax credit, or the American opportunity tax credit.
A married couple can avoid the partnership filing requirements for a business they co-own by electing to be treated as a qualified joint venture.
The IRS announced that it is extending tax deadlines starting Sept. 7, 2018, until Jan. 31, 2019, for eight counties in North Carolina.
The Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit held that the AICPA had standing to challenge the IRS’s Annual Filing Season Program for unenrolled tax preparers but further held that the program did not violate the Administrative Procedure Act.
The order announcing the withdrawal says it is being done “to allow time for the reconstituted panel to confer on this appeal.”
The Ninth Circuit reversed a Tax Court decision invalidating a cost-sharing regulation that requires allocation of stock-based compensation costs between related parties.
News IRS procedures eliminate the requirement for many exempt organizations to list certain substantial donors’ names and addresses on some forms.
The AICPA’s Tax Executive Committee sent a letter to the IRS, urging the Service to simplify the proposed draft 2019 Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate.
The IRS warned that it is increasingly difficult for it to recognize fraudulent tax returns as cybercriminals succeed in getting more and more accurate information.
The IRS suffers its second defeat when the First Circuit, agreeing with the Sixth Circuit, denies application of the substance-over-form doctrine to recharacterize DISC commissions and dividends as excess Roth contributions.
An affidavit is needed only when an unauthorized return has been filed using the taxpayer's Social Security number.
PATH Act provisions and IRS security filters can often hold up the processing of legitimate refunds.
The taxpayer expected a substantial benefit from the donation, the court holds.
IRS guidance on the waiver of a dependency exemption remains significant with the newly enhanced child tax credit.
The IRS is working on a draft version of the 2018 Form 1040, U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, that reduces the size of the form to two half-pages in length and eliminates more than 50 lines.