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Observations from the ABA Tax Section Meeting

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares This week is the ABA Tax Section meeting.  Normally, this is the biggest meeting of the year because it takes place in DC and the Tax Section can attract all of the government speakers.  With everything happening in the tax world at the moment, there would be lots of important players to see

Restitution Based Assessments

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares We note that the Practical Tax Lawyer (“PTL”) is looking for authors.  PTL gives the general practice and small firm lawyer short, practical “how-to” or “intro to” sorts of articles on tax.  PTL especially welcome articles that help practitioners think about how to deal with recent changes in the law, regulations, or IRS

6 key areas of paid tax preparer regulation highlighted in AICPA letter to Congress

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares News Practice & Procedures By Dave Strausfeld, J.D. The AICPA welcomed the Biden administration’s recent request for congressional legislation to give the IRS the authority to regulate paid tax preparers who are currently unregulated. The Biden proposal, included in the recently released American Families Plan, requests Congress to pass legislation authorizing the

Countries Discuss Post-Pandemic Tax Agenda At UN Council Meeting

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels 12 May 2021 Experts speaking at the UN’s Economic and Social Council’s annual Special Meeting on International Cooperation in Tax Matters concluded that the international community must do more to tackle tax base erosion and profit shifting and offshore tax evasion. Among other pressing topics, tax policy

IRS clarifies pandemic relief for dependent care assistance programs

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares With Notice 2021-26, the IRS explained on Monday that dependent care assistance program balances carried forward under temporary COVID-19 relief provisions retain their exclusion from participating employees’ gross income and wages. Dependent care assistance programs, authorized by Sec. 129, allow exclusion from gross income of employee amounts paid or incurred by the employer

Senate Finance Committee Tax Gap Hearing Today

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares 0 Flares Filament.io Made with Flare More Info“> 0 Flares × Last month Commissioner Rettig testified before the Senate Finance Committee, and he stated that the tax gap could be approaching $1 trillion annually. That got a lot of attention, especially as the IRS’s own official

Policing the Settlement; Policing the Case

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The Tax Court Needlessly Expends Considerable Judicial Resources Each Month Incorrectly Policing the Filing Deadline as a Jurisdictional Issue. Many taxpayers might be affected by a ruling that the Tax Court’s deficiency jurisdiction filing deadline is not jurisdictional (whether or not the filing deadline is also subject to equitable tolling). In the fiscal

2022 HSA, excepted-benefit HRA amounts increase slightly

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares In Rev. Proc. 2021-25, the IRS on Monday provided 2022 inflation-adjusted amounts pertaining to health savings accounts (HSAs) and the maximum amount that may be made newly available for certain health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs). HSA amounts The annual limitation on deductions under Sec. 223(b)(2)(A) for an HSA with self-only coverage is $3,650, an
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