IRS practice & procedure

IRS unveils $80 billion spending plan

The IRS released its long-awaited strategic plan for spending the $80 billion it was allocated by last year’s Inflation Reduction Act. Over the first three years, the plan focuses on operations support, enforcement, business systems modernization, and taxpayer services.

Bank deposits analysis upheld

The Tax Court rejects a taxpayer’s claim that the IRS’s reconstruction of his income included nontaxable proceeds from a real estate sale.

An educational lesson on UBIT

On remand, a district court again finds Mayo Clinic is entitled to an $11.5 million refund of unrelated business income tax, based on its status as an educational institution.

Taxpayer services should get more of that $80 billion, advocate says

National Taxpayer Advocate Erin Collins wrote in her blog post Thursday that Congress should allocate more money from the Inflation Reduction Act’s $80 billion budget infusion over 10 years for the IRS to taxpayer services and business systems modernization and less to enforcement and operations.

IRS clarifies required minimum distribution reporting

New guidance on required minimum distributions reporting provides relief for financial institutions that due to a change to the RMD start date rules made by the SECURE 2.0 Act, may have incorrectly provided RMD statements to IRA owners who turn 72 in 2023.

Lookback period extended for refunds related to pandemic postponements

In determining the beginning of the lookback period for refund claims for returns with due dates postponed by Notice 2021-21 or Notice 2020-23, the IRS will disregard the periods from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020, and from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021. This change will align the lookback periods with the postponed return filing due dates.

Where to find May’s flipbook issue

The Journal of Accountancy is now completely digital. 





Leases standard: Tackling implementation — and beyond

The new accounting standard provides greater transparency but requires wide-ranging data gathering. Learn more by downloading this comprehensive report.