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6 key areas of paid tax preparer regulation highlighted in AICPA letter to Congress

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares News Practice & Procedures By Dave Strausfeld, J.D. The AICPA welcomed the Biden administration’s recent request for congressional legislation to give the IRS the authority to regulate paid tax preparers who are currently unregulated. The Biden proposal, included in the recently released American Families Plan, requests Congress to pass legislation authorizing the

IRS clarifies pandemic relief for dependent care assistance programs

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares With Notice 2021-26, the IRS explained on Monday that dependent care assistance program balances carried forward under temporary COVID-19 relief provisions retain their exclusion from participating employees’ gross income and wages. Dependent care assistance programs, authorized by Sec. 129, allow exclusion from gross income of employee amounts paid or incurred by the employer

Senate Finance Committee Tax Gap Hearing Today

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares 0 Flares Filament.io Made with Flare More Info“> 0 Flares × Last month Commissioner Rettig testified before the Senate Finance Committee, and he stated that the tax gap could be approaching $1 trillion annually. That got a lot of attention, especially as the IRS’s own official

Policing the Settlement; Policing the Case

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The Tax Court Needlessly Expends Considerable Judicial Resources Each Month Incorrectly Policing the Filing Deadline as a Jurisdictional Issue. Many taxpayers might be affected by a ruling that the Tax Court’s deficiency jurisdiction filing deadline is not jurisdictional (whether or not the filing deadline is also subject to equitable tolling). In the fiscal

Your Well Being And Taxes

TweetShareSharePin0 SharesYour Well Being And Taxes Few things threaten your well-being like the harassment and anxiety of persistent tax problems. Most people make 3 mistakes that get them in trouble with the IRS. They procrastinate. They attempt to represent themselves. They hire sub-par representation and now are in MORE need of help than ever before.

2022 HSA, excepted-benefit HRA amounts increase slightly

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares In Rev. Proc. 2021-25, the IRS on Monday provided 2022 inflation-adjusted amounts pertaining to health savings accounts (HSAs) and the maximum amount that may be made newly available for certain health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs). HSA amounts The annual limitation on deductions under Sec. 223(b)(2)(A) for an HSA with self-only coverage is $3,650, an

Are FBAR Penalties Taxes for Purposes of the Flora Rule?

TweetShareSharePin0 SharesIn Norman, the Federal Circuit held that a currently obsolete Treasury Regulation did not cap FBAR fines for unyielding offenses at $100,000. Regulation 7(b)( 1) Mot. Mr. Mendu keeps in mind that, due to the fact that this Court does not have independent territory over the Defendant’s counterclaim for $752,920, this Court has to

What to Do If You Can’t Pay Your Taxes

TweetShareSharePin0 SharesWhat to Do If You Can’t Pay Your Taxes The end of tax filing extensions is quickly approaching. What do you do if you can’t pay the amounts you owe? You should still file your return by the due date and pay as much as you can. There are, however, additional steps that might

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