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2022 State Tax Reform Plans & Proposals

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares If 2021 was a big year for state tax reform, 2022 may give it a run for its money. With January now in the books, the 40 states which have convened their legislative sessions—six more will join them, while four states’ legislatures do not meet in odd-numbered years—already show a flurry of activity

Business Tax Refunds Must Be Provided Quickly During Future Downturns

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares During the pandemic, policymakers relied on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to administer business relief through the tax code. The emergency relief, including business tax refunds for net operating losses (NOLs), was intended to quickly help businesses that lost their source of income during the pandemic. A new report from the Government Accountability

January 2022 Digest

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares A lot has happened in the tax world since the year began, then filing season began last week, and the ABA Tax Section 2022 Virtual Midyear Meeting began yesterday. There are no signs that things will slow down soon, except for (maybe) IRS notices. Procedurally Taxing will continually provide comprehensive updates and information,

Does Your State Levy a Capital Stock Tax?

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Today’s map looks at a barrier to state tax competitiveness in a time of increasing mobility: capital stock taxes. Unlike corporate income taxes, which are levied on a business’s net income (or profit), capital stock taxes are imposed on a business’s net worth (or accumulated wealth). As such, the tax tends to penalize investment and

List of automatic tax method changes updated

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares In Rev. Proc. 2022-14, the IRS on Monday provided a comprehensive updated list of changes in tax accounting methods to which the automatic change procedures in Rev. Proc. 2015-13, as subsequently modified, apply. Rev. Proc. 2015-13 itself updated and revised prior general procedures under Sec. 446(e) to obtain the IRS’s consent to obtain

‘Quick’ carryback tax refunds took nearly double the 90-day deadline

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Over a period of 15 months, the IRS consistently missed its 90-day deadline to process taxpayers’ applications for carryback adjustment refunds under COVID-19 relief legislation, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a report. Despite a statutory requirement to pay such refunds within 90 days, the average time reached 165 days, the

Maine Tobacco & Vaping Tax Increase Proposal

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares During last year’s legislature’s special session in Maine, two bills, H.P. 1039 and H.P. 1258, would have doubled the excise tax on cigarettes to $4.00 a pack. Neither bill passed, but both have carried over to this year’s session and H.P 1258 will be heard by the Health and Human Services Committee in February. These proposals

ABA Tax Section 2022 Virtual Midyear Meeting

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares 0 Flares Made with Flare More Info“> 0 Flares × This morning the ABA Section of Taxation kicks off its virtual midyear meeting with plenary addresses by two distinguished speakers, William Gale and Loretta Collins Argrett: 10:30 am– 12 pm ETOpening Plenary Session (Non-CLE)

The Melt – Cases That Drop Away in Tax Court

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Continuing to build on data reported in the National Taxpayer Advocate’s annual report, this post is about a graph from her report appearing on page 197 that shows “Cases Dismissed, Settled, and Tried in the Tax Court, FYs 2012 -2021”. The chart basically shows that almost 80% of cases settle.  I displayed a
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