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Pro Publica Tax Dump

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares 0 Flares Filament.io Made with Flare More Info“> 0 Flares × Our post today features an Op Ed that Les wrote reacting to the Pro Publica release of information.  Because Les is on vacation, I have the opportunity to introduce his post which he asked

IRS posts ARPA credit FAQs

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The IRS posted two sets of FAQs to its website on Friday, explaining changes to various credits made by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), P.L. 117-2. New Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit FAQs discuss changes made by ARPA that increased the maximum amount of work-related expenses for qualifying care that may

Bouncing Documents at the Tax Court

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares I wrote about documents bouncing back from the Tax Court last month in connection with the Tax Court policing the timely filing of petitions.  The post caused commenter in chief Bob Kamman to pay careful attention to the orders coming out of the Tax Court and he noticed a particularly bad day for

Regs. on postponing tax deadlines due to federally declared disasters

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares In new final regulations (T.D. 9950), Treasury and the IRS have attempted to resolve ambiguities about when a federally declared disaster will lead to a mandatory 60-day postponement of certain time-sensitive tax-related deadlines. The final regulations adopt, with some changes, proposed regulations issued in January (REG-115057-20). The mandatory postponement provision, Sec. 7508A(d), was

Technology and Taxpayer Rights

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares This post includes information about the IRS’s plans to use AI to assist taxpayers. For more insight on the legal risks tax administrations face from using AI-enabled systems, including risks to taxpayer rights, there is a Zoom lecture hosted by Antwerp and VIA Universities, HMRC, the Prosperity Collaborative, and the Center for Taxpayer

More On The Implications of CIC Services

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares We are starting to see some fallout from last month’s CIC Services opinion. For example, Tax Notes’ Kristen Parillo discusses[$] Hancock Land Acquisitions v US , another microcaptive case. Parillo’s article explores the parties’ post CIC Services supplemental filings in a case where the taxpayer brought an action alleging that the IRS’s failure to refer its case

Limitation on Issues Taxpayer Can Raise in Passport Case

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The case of Shitrit v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo 2021-63 points out the limitations on raising issues other than the revocation of the passport when coming into the Tax Court under the jurisdiction of the passport provision.  Petitioner here tries to persuade the Tax Court to order the issuance of a refund but gets

IRC 7459(d) and the Impact of Dismissal

TweetShareSharePin11 Shares On May 20, 2021, the Court of Federal Claims decided the case of Jolly v. United States, Dk. No. 20-412.  Ms. Jolly pursued the case pro se.  The court lists the opinion as not for publication. The case involves a refund suit covering four tax years.  The court decided not to dismiss her

DAWSON Update and Example of Tax Court Policing

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Carl Smith continues to probe the Tax Court docket sheet as he has done for many years but in his retired retirement, he finds working his way through DAWSON interesting as new features arrive unexpectedly to be discovered.  The latest new feature Carl has found is one about which those of us who
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