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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

Fake charities, ‘ghost’ preparers, and other ploys

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares In a third batch of “Dirty Dozen” cautions about common tax-related scams, the IRS on Wednesday warned taxpayers about bogus charity appeals and frauds upon seniors and immigrants (IR-2021-141). The IRS also called attention to unscrupulous individuals who purport to serve taxpayers with “pennies on the dollar” settlements of their tax debts and

Thinking Out Loud About the Advanced CTC – Part 2

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares In my last blog post, I identified some of the challenges that arise when the Child Tax Credit is converted from an annual pay-out to a monthly pay-out. In this blog post, I will explore some alternative approaches that may address, if not resolve, those challenges. I have to confess that I am muddling through

Next batch of ‘Dirty Dozen’ warns of personal info scams

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares In the second 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 deceptive schemes in the form of emails, text or social media messages, and phone calls (IR-2021-137). In what has become an annual ritual, the Service each year
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