Tax

Senators request details on IRS info return destruction

The inquiry posed seven specific questions to the IRS concerning the decision, how it was arrived at, its potential effects and whether the Service has destroyed such documents before processing them at any other time.

IRS audit rates decreased most for wealthy, GAO finds

In a study, the US Government Accountability Office finds that the IRS’s individual tax audit rates decreased by 72% during 2010–2019, and by a greater percentage for higher-income taxpayers than for lower-income ones.

TIGTA: IRS should work to expand e-filing

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration finds a lack of coordinated effort across the IRS to fulfill opportunities for wider electronic return filing.

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IRS to fast-track 10,000 hirings to address backlog ... National taxpayer advocate to CPAs: Tell us where the challenges are ... Proposed regulations update RMDs for SECURE Act changes ... IRS offers alternative to facial recognition

Inflation boosts HSA amounts for 2023

Health savings account maximum contributions, along with minimum deductibles and maximum out-of-pocket expenses of accompanying high-deductible health plans, will be higher next year.

Where to find May’s flipbook issue

The Journal of Accountancy is now completely digital. 

 

 

 

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Implementing lease accounting

FASB’s Codification (ASC) 842, Leases, requires companies to make significant changes in the way they report operating leases. But one of the initial challenges might be simpler than you think … find out more with this report.