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IRS’s FATCA enforcement fell short, TIGTA says

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares When Congress passed the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) (as part of the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act, P.L. 111-147) in 2010, the Joint Committee on Taxation estimated it would bring in $8.7 billion in revenues in the next 10 years. To that end, the IRS drafted an ambitious, agencywide FATCA

More Schedule K-2 and K-3 FAQs posted

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares News PARTNERS & PARTNERSHIPS By Paul Bonner The IRS has added eight new questions and answers to its website’s frequently asked questions (FAQs) on Schedules K-2 and K-3, clarifying that affected partnerships and S corporations need complete only the forms’ relevant portions and addressing an array of special circumstances. The new material

APA and FBAR Skirmishes Continue in Schwarzbaum v US

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares A couple of months ago in 11th Circuit Remands Willful FBAR Penalty Case Back to IRS Due to APA Violation I blogged about Schwarzbaum v United States, where the Eleventh Circuit held that Schwarzbaum willfully violated his FBAR reporting obligations for three years but that the IRS miscalculated the FBAR penalties. As I discussed,

The Surprising Regressivity of Grocery Tax Exemptions

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Key Findings Exempting groceries from the sales tax base reduces economic efficiency without achieving its objective of enhancing tax progressivity. The poorest decile of households experiences 9 percent more sales tax liability with a grocery tax exemption than they would if groceries were taxed and the general rate were reduced commensurately. Grocery tax

Acute IRS challenges had chronic origins, GAO reports

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The 2021 tax filing season featured IRS administrative challenges that were unprecedented in scope but long-standing in their causes, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a report released Monday. And while the issues uncovered in the GAO’s study mostly stemmed from the COVID-19 pandemic’s continuing effects, they are likely to persist

Georgia Income Tax Cut & Reform: Details & Analysis

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares After several rounds of negotiations, Georgia lawmakers enacted HB 1437 on April 4th. If certain financial conditions are met, this tax reform bill will consolidate the state’s six individual income tax brackets into one flat rate, ultimately reaching 4.99 percent over a number of years. The bill is awaiting action by the governor.

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