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Tax treatment of COVID-19 homeowner relief payments clarified

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Homeowners who receive or benefit from payments from a federal homeowner assistance fund were given an optional IRS safe harbor Monday for computing their itemized deductions for mortgage interest and real property taxes. The guidance, in Rev. Proc. 2021-47, is intended to allow taxpayers to compute their itemized deductions for mortgage interest and

Passport Revocation Cases Part 1

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares We are in the process of the three times a year exercise of updating the Saltzman and Book treatise “IRS Practice and Procedure.”  As we have mentioned previously, the blog started primarily because we must stay on top of procedural cases in order to update the treatise.  Sometimes the blogging of cases informs

Germany Tax System: Competitiveness Rankings

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares On the heels of Halloween, leaders of the world’s 20 biggest economies endorsed a global minimum tax of 15 percent on large multinational corporations. The minimum tax, signed in Rome and announced by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), is intended to curb profit shifting and limit tax rate competition between

Cigarette Tax Scorecard shows modest progress globally

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The second edition of the Tobacconomics Cigarette Tax Scorecard is out today and shows that governments have made insufficient progress in addressing the world’s leading cause of preventable death, despite established evidence that the most effective tool—tobacco taxation—would reduce smoking and increase tax revenues. By using new data from the WHO Report on

Oklahoma Tax Reform Options Guide

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Executive Summary Overview Oklahoma policymakers have been focused on tax reform for many years, always keeping an eye on the state’s neighbor to the south. Legislators succeeded in reducing rates for both individual and corporate income taxes, but Oklahoma is far from alone in this pursuit. In an increasingly mobile economy, states are

Infrastructure bill tax provisions include ERC termination

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The employee retention credit will be terminated early and broker reporting of cryptoasset transfers will be required as a result of legislation (H.R. 3684) that passed the House of Representatives late Friday and is headed to President Joe Biden’s desk to be signed into law. Known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act,
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