Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program to Remain Open Indefinitely
The IRS stated that it intends to keep its Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program open until it announces otherwise.
Published on January 28, 2015
Taxpayers Get Penalty Relief for Incorrect Premium Tax Credit Advance Payments
The IRS will provide automatic penalty relief for taxpayers who, when they reconcile advance payments of the premium tax credit they received for 2014 to the amount of the credit they are entitled to on their income tax returns, find they owe additional tax.
Published on January 26, 2015
Charter Schools Can Participate in Government Retirement Plans
The IRS announced that it will develop regulations under Sec. 414(d) that would permit a state or local retirement system that qualifies as a governmental plan to cover employees of charter schools.
Published on January 23, 2015
Details of the Presidents State of the Union Tax Proposals
President Barack Obama used Tuesday’s State of the Union address to announce that he will propose tax increases for higher-income individuals and provide tax relief for middle-class taxpayers.
Published on January 21, 2015
Proposed Rules Would Govern Sec. 41 Credit for Software
The IRS issued long-awaited proposed rules on what type of internal-use software qualifies for the Sec. 41 research credit.
Published on January 20, 2015
IRS Updates Accounting Method Change Procedures
The IRS issued new procedures taxpayers should use to make accounting method changes.
Published on January 16, 2015
Budget Cuts May Force IRS Furlough Days Again
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen issued a message to IRS employees outlining the steps the Service will have to take to deal with the budget cuts Congress enacted late last year.
Published on January 13, 2015
U.S. Government Opens Secure Portal for FATCA Reporting
Financial institutions and tax administrators that have an obligation under U.S. tax law to report account information to the U.S. government now have a secure online site where they can transmit that information.
Published on January 12, 2015
Government to Reach Out, Provide Resources to Ease Health Care Tax Filing Burden
Taxpayers who are faced for the first time this tax season with complying with the health care law provisions will be able to get help from the government, the secretaries of the Treasury and of Health and Human Services announced.
Published on January 08, 2015
IRS Issues Procedures for Reinstated Transit Benefits Parity
The IRS issued procedures for employers to use to handle the retroactive application of the increased amount of the 2014 income exclusion for monthly transit benefits.
Published on January 08, 2015
IRS Tax Season to Start on Time
The IRS announced that tax season will start on time this year and it will begin accepting e-filed and paper returns on Jan. 20, as originally planned.
Published on January 05, 2015
Regulations Tightening Form 5472 Filing Requirements Are Finalized
Final regulations remove the provision allowing Form 5472, Information Return of a 25% Foreign-Owned U.S. Corporation or a Foreign Corporation Engaged in a U.S. Trade or Business, to be timely filed separately from the corporation’s tax return if that return is filed late.
Published on December 24, 2014
Transfers of Installment Obligations Would Trigger Gain or Loss Under Proposed Rules
The IRS issued proposed regulations relating to the nonrecognition of gain or loss on certain dispositions of an installment obligation.
Published on December 23, 2014
President Signs Tax Extenders Into Law
President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, which retroactively extends more than 50 expired tax provisions through 2014.
Published on December 22, 2014
Congress Passes Tax Extender Legislation
The Senate passed a bill to retroactively extend more than 50 expired tax provisions through 2014, by a vote of 76–16 on Tuesday evening. The extender bill passed the House of Representatives on Dec. 3, and it now goes to President Barack Obama for his signature.
Published on December 17, 2014