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Are You Overpaying Taxes If You Use Tax Preparation Software?

TweetShareSharePin22 SharesAre You Overpaying Taxes If You Use Tax Preparation Software? For many business owners the answer to this quandary is tax preparation software. Fill out a fairly simple interview, click “print” and out comes a completed return that will pass muster with the IRS. The answer to all your problems…or is it? Can One

IRC 7459(d) and the Impact of Dismissal

TweetShareSharePin11 Shares On May 20, 2021, the Court of Federal Claims decided the case of Jolly v. United States, Dk. No. 20-412.  Ms. Jolly pursued the case pro se.  The court lists the opinion as not for publication. The case involves a refund suit covering four tax years.  The court decided not to dismiss her

Some Corporations Pay Zero Federal Income Taxes

TweetShareSharePin22 Shares President Biden has privately pitched dropping his proposed 28 percent corporate tax rate from an infrastructure package and funding it through his proposed minimum tax on corporate book income. However, the proposal for a minimum book tax misunderstands the important reasons why a corporation may not owe federal tax liability in a given

Biden Child Tax Credit Changes and More Head Sniffin’

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares President Biden’s newly released budget and the Treasury Department’s “Green Book” of revenue proposals outlines a vision of more spending administered through the tax code. The proposals have revived the debate over the proper role of spending in the tax code, and relies on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to further expand beyond

DAWSON Update and Example of Tax Court Policing

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Carl Smith continues to probe the Tax Court docket sheet as he has done for many years but in his retired retirement, he finds working his way through DAWSON interesting as new features arrive unexpectedly to be discovered.  The latest new feature Carl has found is one about which those of us who

Inheritance, Estate, and Gift Taxes in OECD Countries

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares In a recent report that reviews inheritance taxation in OECD countries, the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) concludes that inheritance taxes could play a key role in reducing inequality while increasing countries’ tax revenues. When analyzing the wealth distribution in 27 OECD countries, the report finds that in 2015, on average,

TIGTA Releases Report on Improper Payment Rate For Refundable Credits

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Last month TIGTA released its annual review of the IRS’s improper payment reporting requirements under the Payment Integrity Information Act  (PIIA). The focus in this TIGTA report is the IRS’s administration of refundable credits. In the pre-COVID time frame (FY 20), OMB determined that the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC), and American Opportunity

President’s budget contains many tax proposals

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares President Joe Biden’s administration unveiled its proposed budget for fiscal year 2022 on Friday. Treasury says the $6 trillion proposed budget focuses on infrastructure, clean energy, and research and development, and among its many provisions are a host of proposed tax changes affecting individuals and corporations. One set of tax and revenue proposals,
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