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Are Federal Taxes Progressive? | Taxes & Transfers

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) recently released data on taxes paid at various levels of income, indicating the federal tax system is progressive, consistent with similar analysis by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The JCT found that the bottom 50 percent of taxpayers

SECA and the Limited Partner Exemption Again

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares 0 Flares Filament.io Made with Flare More Info“> 0 Flares × Monte Jackel, Of Counsel at Leo Berwick, discusses the absence of guidance or a legislative solution concerning self employment tax for a partner’s income derived from services performed as a partner on behalf of

Treasury Will Allow States to Take ARP Funds and Cut Taxes, With Some Guardrails

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares On Monday, the U.S. Treasury Department released much-anticipated guidance for the American Recovery Plan’s (ARP) $350 billion in direct state and local aid, including details on how it will implement the law’s restriction on using ARP funds for state tax cuts. Treasury’s rules give states plenty of flexibility. But there are limits, and

Observations from the ABA Tax Section Meeting

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares This week is the ABA Tax Section meeting.  Normally, this is the biggest meeting of the year because it takes place in DC and the Tax Section can attract all of the government speakers.  With everything happening in the tax world at the moment, there would be lots of important players to see

Restitution Based Assessments

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares We note that the Practical Tax Lawyer (“PTL”) is looking for authors.  PTL gives the general practice and small firm lawyer short, practical “how-to” or “intro to” sorts of articles on tax.  PTL especially welcome articles that help practitioners think about how to deal with recent changes in the law, regulations, or IRS

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.
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