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SSA provides 2022 tax wage base, benefit COLA

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The maximum amount of an individual’s taxable earnings in 2022 subject to Social Security tax will be $147,000, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced Wednesday. An increase from $142,800 for 2021, the wage base limit applies to earnings subject to the tax, known officially as the old age, survivors, and disability insurance (OASDI) tax.

Failure to Timely Raise Financial Disability Argument

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares We have written on several occasions about the exception to the two and three-year lookback periods of IRC 6511 that exist as a possibility if the taxpayer can show financial disability.  You can find posts on the subject here, here and here.  This year my clinic represented someone making the financial disability argument

Corporate Tax Revenue Hit an All-Time High in 2021

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) now estimates that the federal government received $370 billion in corporate tax revenue over the past year (fiscal year 2021), matching the record high level from 2007. This is a 75 percent increase over the previous year’s total, reflecting a rebound in corporate profits and the broader economy.

In Summons Dispute IRS Entitled to Confidential Emails Between Insurance Companies and State Regulator

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares In US v Delaware Department of Insurance a federal district court ordered the Delaware Department of Insurance (DDOI) to turn over emails associated with micro-captive promoters.  In tax cases it is somewhat unusual that the federal government finds itself in court with state attorneys as adversaries. The case flags tension between the vast

Dear Senators Crapo And Grassley: Synthetic Tax Data Protect Taxpayer Privacy

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Senators Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) recently asked for an investigation into the Internal Revenue Service’s research activities, including its use of contractors to conduct studies and its  security protocols. The senators are right to be concerned about taxpayer privacy, especially after ProPublica’s recent articles about the tax situations of very

Impact of National Tax Reforms on the EU Economy

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Note: The following is the testimony of Daniel Bunn, Tax Foundation Vice President of Global Projects, prepared for a EU Parliament Subcommittee on Tax Matters hearing on October 11, 2021, regarding the impact of national tax reforms on the EU economy. Thank you for the opportunity to testify today. My name is Daniel Bunn, and I am

A New Global Minimum Corporate Tax

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares OECD reaches deal on global minimum corporate tax. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) announced Friday that its group of developed nations agreed to a global minimum corporate tax rate of 15 percent. The deal, according to the OECD, will ensure that 100 of the largest multinational companies pay a fair

Should Tax Policy Play a Role in Tobacco Harm Reduction?

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Following the release of the House Democrats’ proposed Build Back Better Act, federal tobacco and nicotine taxation has been a hot topic in the United States. In an effort to raise roughly $100 billion, the House proposal would double cigarette taxes and increase all other tobacco and nicotine taxes to comparable rates—a strategy

Informal Refund Claim Allowed

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares In Johnson v. United States, No. 2:19-cv-01561 (E.D. Cal. 2021) the district court finds that taxpayers’ correspondence with the case advocate in the Local Taxpayer Advocate’s (LTA) office provided a sufficient basis for determining that an informal claim existed.  The taxpayers sought to have the correspondence serve as an informal claim for both

Immigrant Parents Are Less Aware of Child Tax Credit Than US-Born Parents and More Likely to Plan to Use It to Invest in Education, Fill Gaps in Child Care and Health Care

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Immigrant parents are less likely to have heard about the expanded child tax credit (CTC) than parents born in the United States, according to a survey conducted in early July. They’re more likely to see the credit as a way to invest in their children’s education and pay for child care and health
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