The IRS announced that it will start accepting 2020 tax returns on Feb. 12, a later date than usual. The delay stems from programming changes needed to account for year-end tax legislation.
The IRS issued final regulations on when fines and penalties paid to a government are not deductible by a taxpayer, including defining when a payment counts as restitution, which may be deductible.
The IRS issued final regulations on the excise tax on excess remuneration over $1 million paid by tax-exempt organizations, finalizing proposed regulations with a few changes in response to comments.
The IRS finalized proposed regulations on certain carried interests to account for changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). The TCJA extended from one year to three years the holding period for making carried interests eligible for capital gain treatment.
The IRS issued final regulations containing rules on the Sec. 163(j) interest expense limitation, including rules for specific passthrough entities and regulated investment companies.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IRS is allowing employers to switch from the vehicle lease valuation method to the cents-per-mile method for determining the value of an employee’s personal use of a vehicle during the pandemic.
The IRS issued final regulations on Sec. 451 income inclusion rules and advance payments, as those rules were amended by the law known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
Rules govern withholding on transfers and ECI.
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COVID-19 relief measures confront return preparers with novel predicaments. [Updated with tax provisions from the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, the COVID-19 relief package signed into law in late December 2020.]
Assessment and refund time limits are clarified amid postponements caused by the pandemic.
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The IRS is ordered to make payments it previously denied.
The Tax Court holds that the fact of the liabilities was not yet established to currently deduct costs to restore, rebuild, recondition, and retest manufacturing facilities.
Examine aspects of bankruptcy, including whether a CPA is likely to get paid and steps that a business can take when dealing with a bankrupt customer.
The potential for the deductibility of PPP-funded expenses raises some practice questions, and traps for the unwary lurk in the details.
The year-end coronavirus relief and spending bill passed by Congress includes many tax provisions, including pandemic-related relief, extensions of expired provisions, and a large number of miscellaneous items, including temporary 100% deductibility for business meals.
The IRS finalized regulations for simplified accounting rules for small businesses, which are defined as businesses with inflation adjusted average annual gross receipts of $25 million ($26 million for 2020 and 2021).
Amid challenging circumstances, the AICPA’s tax policy and advocacy efforts provided successful results that benefited the accounting profession and taxpayers in 2020.
The IRS issued the 2021 standard mileage rates for use in computing the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving expense purposes. The rates all decreased from 2021 to 2020.