Tax

IRS changes its third-party contact procedures

The IRS issued updated procedures for third-party contacts to reflect changes enacted in the recent Taxpayer First Act, requiring the IRS to notify taxpayers at least 45 days before it contacts a third party to determine or collect a tax.

Sales tax compliance post-Wayfair

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last year in South Dakota v. Wayfair prompted many states to enact new sales tax legislation or promulgate new regulations based on economic nexus. Find out how to help your clients comply.

Digital assets after death

Estate planning should account for a client’s digital assets, which often have significant financial or sentimental value.

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LB&I launches data analytics compliance program ... Vehicle depreciation limits for 2019 ... HSA contribution limits for 2020

Final rules permit truncated TINs on W-2s

As part of its effort to reduce identity theft, the IRS issued final rules permitting employers to provide truncated taxpayer identification numbers on Forms W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, they provide to employees.

W-2 wages and Sec. 199A

Finding the “sweet spot” to maximize the qualified business income deduction may involve adjusting a business’s workforce.

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A new line of business to consider

Technology assessments may open the door to new engagement opportunities for your firm. What is a technology assessment? How do you perform one? JofA Tech Q&A author J. Carlton Collins shows you in a detailed explanation.

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Maximizing the higher education tax credits

A counterintuitive strategy can save taxes by including otherwise excludable scholarships in gross income.