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    IRS Considering Free E-Filing for Employment Tax Returns

    News The IRS announced that it is considering opening a free e-file program for businesses to e-file employment tax returns.
    Published on March 04, 2015

    Supreme Court Holds Trade Association Can Challenge Colorados Amazon Law

    News The federal Tax Injunction Act does not prevent the Direct Marketing Association from challenging a Colorado law imposing notification and reporting requirements on out-of-state retailers the U.S. Supreme Court held on Tuesday.
    Published on March 03, 2015

    Safe Harbor Proposed for Calculating Slot Machine Gains and Losses

    News A proposed revenue procedure would permit gamblers engaging in electronically tracked slot machine play an optional safe harbor method to determine a wagering gain or loss from their slot machine play based on day-long play sessions.
    Published on March 03, 2015

    Taxpayers Who Already Filed 2014 Returns Using Incorrect Forms 1095-A Wont Have To Pay More Tax

    News The Treasury Department announced on Tuesday that taxpayers do not have to file amended returns if they already filed their 2014 tax returns relying on forms sent by the government that contained incorrect information about their health coverage and any advance premium tax credit they received.
    Published on February 26, 2015

    IRS Asks for Comments on Proposed Rules for High-Cost Health Plans

    News To prepare for the new excise tax on so-called Cadillac high-cost health insurance plans, the IRS is asking for comments on proposed approaches to creating guidance on issues involving the tax when it becomes effective in 2018.
    Published on February 24, 2015

    Thousands Receive Incorrect Health Care Tax Forms Signup Period Extended

    News The government announced that many taxpayers who signed up for health insurance on the site have received an incorrect Form 1095-A for 2014. It also announced an extension of time for uninsured taxpayers to sign up for insurance on the website.
    Published on February 20, 2015

    Employers Have More Time to Claim Work Opportunity Tax Credit

    News The IRS announced that it was extending the time employers that want to claim the work opportunity tax credit have to file Form 8850 for 2014 hires.
    Published on February 19, 2015

    Sec. 4980D Excise Tax Relief Is Available for Certain Small Employers

    News The IRS announced transition relief from the application of the Sec. 4980D excise tax, which applies to health plans that do not meet the market reform requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
    Published on February 18, 2015

    Employee Consent to Employment Tax Refunds Could Be Obtained Electronically

    News The IRS issued a proposed revenue procedure that would permit employers who file refund claims for overpaid FICA and RRTA taxes to obtain their employees’ consent to the refund claims electronically.
    Published on February 17, 2015

    Small Businesses Wont Have to File Form 3115 to Comply with Repair Regs.

    News Small business taxpayers will be allowed to make certain accounting method changes under the tangible property (or “repair”) regulations without filing Form 3115, Application for Change in Accounting Method, the IRS announced.
    Published on February 13, 2015

    Final Rules Govern Foreign Tax Credit Splitter Arrangements

    News The IRS issued regulations that prohibit taxpayers from taking a foreign tax into account for federal foreign tax credit purposes before the tax year in which the taxpayer takes the related income into account.
    Published on February 11, 2015

    Most Outstanding Claims for FICA Tax Refunds Will Be Denied, IRS Announces

    News The IRS announced that it will disallow all refund claims filed while resolution of the issue of whether severance payments to employees are subject to FICA tax was pending, as well as the appeals filed in response to the denial of refund claims.
    Published on February 10, 2015

    IRS Issues Revised 2014 and 2015 Passenger Automobile Depreciation Limits

    News The IRS issued revised numbers for the amount of depreciation taxpayers can take for the first year they use a passenger automobile (including a truck or van) for business in 2014 and the figures for 2015.
    Published on February 06, 2015

    2015s Dirty Dozen Tax Scams

    News Phone scams, phishing, and identity theft topped this year’s IRS list of the “dirty dozen” tax scams.
    Published on February 06, 2015

    Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program to Remain Open Indefinitely

    News The IRS stated that it intends to keep its Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program open until it announces otherwise.
    Published on January 28, 2015

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