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Does Your State Have an Individual Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)?

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares This week’s map shows the five states that have an Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) in their individual income tax codes: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Iowa, and Minnesota. Under an individual alternative minimum tax, many taxpayers are required to calculate their income tax liability under two systems and pay the higher amount. The federal AMT was created in 1963,

Cities with Highest Sales Tax | Sales Tax Rates by City

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Key Findings There are over 11,000 sales tax jurisdictions in the United States, with widely varying rates. Among major cities, Tacoma, Washington imposes the highest combined state and local sales tax rate, at 10.30 percent. Five other cities—Fremont, Los Angeles, and Oakland, California; Chicago, Illinois; and Seattle, Washington—are tied for the second highest

Updates for ITIN Holders

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Two issues have come up recently for ITIN holders that I’d like to flag. Thanks to Sarah Lora of the Lewis & Clark Low Income Taxpayer Clinic for prompting this post and providing much of the content. 1. Earlier this spring, NTA Erin Collins wrote a blog post highlighting the delays caused by

The COVID-19 Pandemic Drove A Huge, But Temporary, Increase in Households That Did Not Pay Federal Income Tax

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The COVID-19 pandemic and the policy response to it led to an extraordinary increase in the number of American households that owed no federal individual income tax in 2020. The Tax Policy Center estimates that last year more than 107 million households, or nearly 61 percent, owed no income tax or even received

Another Twist on Death and Taxes

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares In Catlett v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo 2021-102 the Tax Court dismisses a case for lack of prosecution over seven years after the petitioner filed the case.  He participated actively in the case – at least he was active in seeking continuances and some discovery – until he died.  When he died, the Court

US International Tax Reform Options

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares As lawmakers in Congress consider ways to change tax rules, a recent Tax Foundation study shows the effects of four options to overhaul the United States’ international tax regime. These options include changes to policies such as the corporate tax rate, Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income (GILTI), Foreign Derived Intangible Income (FDII), Qualified Business

American Rescue Plan Expanded Premium Tax Credit

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares August 15th was the deadline to take advantage of the premium tax credits (PTC) originally provided in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and recently expanded in the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Future extensions may provide longer-lasting benefits, although the extensions may create trade-offs for consumer choice and program costs. The ACA provided

Treasury Commits to a Permanent and Accessible Simplified Filing Portal for Child Tax Credit Claimants

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares One of the main stumbling blocks to full distribution of advance child tax credit (AdvCTC) payments has been the relative inaccessibility of the online sign-up tool for individuals who don’t have a 2019 or 2020 tax return on file with the IRS. Today the Treasury Department announced major improvements to the sign-up tool:
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