Despite a delay in required implementation of the new standard, organizations need to get to work now analyzing its effects and evaluating tax methods.
Tax accounting (methods and periods)
The IRS announced that is raising the current de minimis limit for deducting expenses for purchases of items of tangible property from $500 to $2,500 for taxpayers without applicable financial statements.
An initial change in inventory method is allowed despite a failed automatic consent attempt, but a change back to the original method is disallowed.
Applying the two together may provide a larger overall deduction.
Qualifying accrual-basis taxpayers will be allowed to treat economic performance of certain service contracts as occurring on a ratable basis under a safe harbor introduced by the IRS.
The IRS has posted a draft revised version of Form 3115, Application for Change in Accounting Method, on its website.
The IRS updated its recently amended procedures for requesting approval for accounting method changes.
The IRS asked for comments on how taxpayers’ accounting methods should be affected by the new financial accounting revenue recognition standards that have been issued by FASB and the IASB.
This article discusses the details of some of the accounting method changes businesses may need to make to comply with the tangible property regulations, popularly known as the “repair regulations.”
Small business taxpayers will be allowed to make certain accounting method changes under the tangible property (or “repair”) regulations without filing Form 3115, Application for Change in Accounting Method, the IRS announced.
The new rules apply to automatic and nonautomatic accounting method changes and include a list of automatic changes that do not require IRS consent.
Taxpayers who are adopting the rules for sales-based royalties and vendor allowances under Sec. 263A and Sec. 471 provided in T.D. 9652 were given new procedures for obtaining automatic consent to accounting method changes to conform to those rules (which apply to tax years ending on or after Jan. 13,
The IRS in late February issued the second part of guidance on accounting method changes under the so-called repair regulations, which govern the treatment of expenditures incurred in acquiring, producing, or improving tangible assets (Rev. Proc. 2014-17, modifying and superseding Rev. Proc. 2012-20). The first part of the updated procedures
The IRS recently issued Rev. Proc. 2014-16 describing the procedures to obtain automatic consent for changing to accounting methods required or permitted under the “repair” final regulations (T.D. 9636) and temporary regulations (T.D. 9564). The final regulations are effective for tax years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2014, but
The IRS issued the second part of the guidance on accounting method changes under the so-called repair regulations, which govern the treatment of expenditures incurred in acquiring, producing, or improving tangible assets (Rev. Proc. 2014-17, modifying and superseding Rev. Proc. 2012-20). The first part of the updated procedures on accounting
The IRS on Friday issued long-awaited guidance on accounting method changes under the so-called repair regulations, which govern the treatment of expenditures incurred in acquiring, producing, or improving tangible assets (Rev. Proc. 2014-16). Several sections of the repair regulations require taxpayers to secure the IRS’s consent before changing to an
The IRS on Friday issued two related proposed regulation projects on health care coverage reporting requirements under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, P.L. 111-148. One set of proposed regulations gives guidance to providers of minimum essential health coverage that are subject to the information-reporting requirements of Sec. 6055
The Tax Court found that an IRS Criminal Investigations Division agent and his wife, a school manager, could use the deferral method to report certain advance payments relating to their private school LLC-partnership. Further, the court upheld the treatment of payments that the couple made to the LLC-partnership as capital
The IRS on Wednesday announced a change in its policy on automatic accounting method changes in corporate reorganizations (Rev. Proc. 2012-39). Taxpayers that engage in a tax-free reorganization or liquidation under Sec. 381(a) after Aug. 31, 2011, will be allowed to make automatic accounting method changes in the tax year
On July 16, 2012, the AICPA submitted a comment letter to the IRS recommending various changes and simplifications to the voluminous and complex regulations regarding the treatment of expenditures incurred in selling, acquiring, producing, or improving tangible assets (T.D. 9564 and REG-168745-03) and the revenue procedures governing the accounting method