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Advanced Child Tax Credit

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Congress has passed legislation creating a much expanded child tax credit (CTC) and requiring the IRS to make advance payments of the CTC during the 2021 tax year starting in July.  The expanded credit provides a $3,600 credit for every child under 6 and a $3,000 credit for every child under 17.  The

How nonfilers can claim advance child tax credit payments

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares In Rev. Proc. 2021-24, the IRS clarified how individuals who are not otherwise required to file 2020 federal income tax returns can claim advance child tax credit (CTC) payments as well as stimulus payments (i.e., third-round economic impact payments, 2020 recovery rebate credit payments, and additional 2020 recovery rebate credit payments). To process

Further Initial Thoughts on CIC Services

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares In this brief post and following on Professor Bryan Camp’s discussion, I offer some initial observations on the Supreme Court’s CIC Services opinion.  As Keith noted in his introduction to Bryan’s post, I am not disinterested in this issue-with the Harvard Clinic and on behalf of the Center for Taxpayer Rights I helped

Microcaptive reporting challenge may go forward

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares A lawsuit against the IRS’s requirement that taxpayers using certain microcaptive insurance arrangements and their material advisers must report the arrangement to the IRS is not barred by the Anti-Injunction Act and therefore may proceed, the Supreme Court ruled Monday. In a unanimous decision, the Court in CIC Services, LLC, No. 19-930 (U.S.

Taxpayers deserve pandemic penalty relief, AICPA says

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares News Practice & Procedures By Alistair M. Nevius, J.D. With taxpayers continuing to face challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the IRS facing a backlog of 29 million tax returns that need manual processing, the AICPA on Monday urged the IRS to implement “fair, reasonable, and practical” penalty relief measures to

Incorporating Voter Registration with VITA Services

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Today’s guest post is from Vanessa Williamson and Jackson Gode. Vanessa is a Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at Brookings, and a Senior Fellow at the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center. Jackson, also at Brookings, is Research Analyst with the Governance Studies program. The post discusses interesting research showing how conducting voter registration drives at VITA sites

SECA and the Limited Partner Exemption Again

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares 0 Flares Filament.io Made with Flare More Info“> 0 Flares × Monte Jackel, Of Counsel at Leo Berwick, discusses the absence of guidance or a legislative solution concerning self employment tax for a partner’s income derived from services performed as a partner on behalf of

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
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