Trends in Sales and Use Tax for Remote Sellers
Click-through or affiliate nexus legislation has become a popular way for states to require certain remote sellers (i.e., internet vendors) to collect sales or use tax on their sales to in-state residents.
Published on January 31, 2013
Accounting Trends & Techniques Products
A description of publications available in the Accounting Trends & Techniques series
Published on July 18, 2014
Split Widens as Courts Hold Basis Overstatement Is Not Income Omission
The ongoing controversy over whether a taxpayer’s overstatement of basis triggers a six-year statute of limitation period continues as the Fourth Circuit and Fifth Circuit both held within days of each other that the extended period does not apply. These decisions are at odds with a Seventh Circuit opinion issued
Published on June 16, 2011
Recent Trends and Developments in Sales and Use Taxation
Business taxpayers can expect their indirect tax expenses, from both tax outlay and cost of compliance standpoints, to increase over the next year as the state fiscal environment remains bleak.
Published on May 03, 2010
General Guidance for Accountants and Auditors
A description of publications available on general corporations.
Published on November 01, 2013
Memo Addresses Treatment of Fraudulently Altered Returns
The Office of Chief Counsel advised on a number of issues regarding returns where a preparer, after issuing the taxpayers refund anticipation loans, increased the amount of the charitable contribution deductions claimed on the returns without the taxpayers’ knowledge or consent to increase the refund received from the IRS.
Published on June 30, 2011
Cooperative Owner Cannot Deduct Cooperatives Casualty Loss
A shareholder in a cooperative housing corporation was not allowed to deduct as a casualty loss an assessment levied against her by the cooperative to pay for damages caused by the collapse of a retaining wall on its property.
Published on July 20, 2011
Tax Court Again Holds That Innocent Spouse Relief Limit Is Invalid
Despite being overruled by the Seventh Circuit in an earlier case, the Tax Court has again held that the regulatory two-year limitation period for filing a claim for equitable innocent spouse relief under Sec. 6015(f) is invalid. This item assesses the Tax Court's arguments in Hall, 135 T.C. No. 9
Published on January 28, 2011
Medical Residents Subject to FICA
The Supreme Court held that individuals in medical residency programs at teaching hospitals are subject to FICA on the stipends they receive for the work they perform while participating in the medical residency programs.
Published on May 03, 2011
Dismissal of Tax-Driven Bankruptcy Plan Affirmed
The Seventh Circuit affirmed a bankruptcy court’s refusal to confirm a bankruptcy plan and its dismissal of the bankruptcy proceeding because the principal purpose was to avoid taxes. The court said the filing was in bad faith and did not serve the proper purpose of bankruptcy law.
Published on August 01, 2010