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TAX PREPARATION Archive

Issues with Automated Guidance

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Following my post from last month, I write again about academic research related to the IRS’s technology plans. This time with an additional focus on some of the potential pitfalls and concerns. The government provides resources, information and assistance to help the public understand and apply the law. Technology has allowed the government

Schemes peddled by tax promoters

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares News Procedure & Administration By Dave Strausfeld, J.D. In the fourth and final installment of this year’s IRS “Dirty Dozen” list, which highlights common tax-related scams, the IRS cautioned taxpayers to be on the lookout for schemes peddled by unscrupulous tax promoters, including syndicated conservation easements, abusive microcaptive insurance arrangements, and other

Farm businesses receive guidance on tax treatment of losses

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The IRS issued Rev. Proc. 2021-14 on Wednesday instructing taxpayers with a net operating loss (NOL), consisting entirely or partly of a “farming loss,” as defined in Sec. 172(b)(1)(B)(ii), on how to make or revoke certain elections including those available under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, P.L. 116-136. For

The Family and Worker Benefit Unit

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares In my last two blogs here and here, I have tried to think through how to reconcile challenging and sometimes competing policy and administrative considerations in order to pay the Child Tax Credit in advance throughout the tax year on a monthly basis.  In this blog post I turn to the broader issue

Proposed bill to regulate tax preparers has AICPA support

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares News Practice & Procedures By Dave Strausfeld, J.D. The AICPA signaled strong support for a bill introduced in Congress last week that would authorize Treasury to regulate paid tax return preparers and mandate minimum competency standards. The proposed legislation has bipartisan backing and is sponsored by Reps. Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., and Tom
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