Tax

IRS computer crash prompts deadline extension

After the IRS’s Modernized e-File and Direct Pay systems were not in operation for most of the day on Tuesday, the IRS extended the filing and payment deadline for 2017 individual tax returns until midnight on Wednesday, April 18.

Supreme Court: Obstruction requires knowledge of investigation

The U.S. Supreme Court held that to obtain a conviction for obstructing or impeding the administration of the Internal Revenue Code, the government was required to prove that the defendant knew of a pending tax-related proceeding or could reasonably foresee the commencement of such a proceeding.

How national tax reform is impacting state taxes

CPAs around the country are still trying to figure out how the recent national tax reform will impact their clients at the federal level. But they’re also interested in how it will impact their clients at the state level.

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How tax reform — and Excel — are changing the CPA Exam

Mike Decker, the vice president of examinations at the AICPA, discusses changes being made to the exam as a result of tax reform — and about how Excel will now be available for use on the test.