This week we look at the following items:

  • Supreme Court to take on South Dakota’s challenge to the 1992 Quill decision on nexus for sales taxes
  • FASB will allow private companies and not-for-profits to apply SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin 118 to deal with TCJA deferred taxes
  • Joint Committee on Taxation publishes its annual list of expired and expiring tax provisions, now updated for TCJA’s individual items
  • IRS finds a fuel reward programs where it agrees that a taxpayer can take accrued but unredeemed amounts as a current deduction
  • IRS publishes early percentage withholding tables for wages under TCJA

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Direct download: 2018-01-15_-_A_Sequel_26_Years_Later.mp3
Category:Federal Tax Update -- posted at: 7:02am EDT

Current Federal Tax Developments for the week of January 8, 2018 - The Calm After the Storm  Current Federal Tax Developments is brought to you by the state CPA societies and the Loscalzo Institute, a Kaplan Company.

This week we look at the following items:

  • IRS to accept efiled returns beginning January 29
  • Employer retirement account being paid to surviving spouse cannot be transferred to beneficiary of surviving spouse at spouse’s death
  • Rollover of after-tax funds from 401(k) into traditional IRA creates basis
  • Innocent spouse relief granted despite fact that husband should have known about the income
  • Additional 6 year statute on unreported income from specified foreign assets does not apply until those assets were subject to information reporting

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Direct download: 2018-01-08_The_Calm_After_the_Storm.mp3
Category:Federal Tax Update -- posted at: 5:41am EDT

Current Federal Tax Developments for the week of January 2, 2018 - The Year of TCJA and CPAR.  Current Federal Tax Developments is brought to you by the state CPA societies and the Loscalzo Institute, a Kaplan Company.

This week we discuss the following items:

  • SEC issues bulletin on handling deferred taxes related to TCJA
  • IRS requires use of Secure Access accounts to access e-Services
  • IRS issues news release on deducting prepaid real estate taxes
  • Safe harbor created for residential casualty losses just as personal casualty losses generally go away
  • In other not long to be useful guidance, the IRS holds that a group of films licensed together can qualify as Section 199 property
  • No deduction is allowed for tuition discount until student meets attendance requirement
  • IRS announces will continue to use same format W-4s for TCJA withholding
  • CPAR opt-out final regulations are issued
  • IRS extends date for providing Forms 1095-B and C for 2017
Direct download: 2018-01-02_The_Year_of_TCJA_and_CPAR.mp3
Category:Federal Tax Update -- posted at: 6:48am EDT

This week we look at the following developments:

  • Conference committees appointed and Joint Committee on Taxation issues report on differences

  • IRS memo clarifies the tax treatment of a disgorgement payment following U.S. Supreme Court decision

  • Qualified plan required amendment (RA) list published for 2017

  • No loss allowed on sale to former spouse

  • IRS found not to have conducted a second examination of the taxpayers’s books and records

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Direct download: 2017-12-11_-_Let_the_Conference_Begin.mp3
Category:Federal Tax Update -- posted at: 12:58pm EDT

This week we look at the following developments:

  • Senate passes their version of HR1, setting up moving to a conference committee
  • IRS gets access to information from bitcoin exchange
  • The Tax Court uses English law to determine if a payment was alimony for federal tax purposes
  • A safe harbor casualty loss rule is adopted for damage to concrete foundations caused by pyrrohite
  • A taxpayer is denied a deduction for legal fees to recover overpaid alimony
  • More relief for partnerships due to change in filing dates for 2016 returns
  • The Tax Court updates its views on how to evaulate Stamps.com postmarks under timely filing rules

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Direct download: 2017-12-04_On_to_the_Conference.mp3
Category:Federal Tax Update -- posted at: 5:17pm EDT

Current Federal Tax Developments for the week of November 23, 2017 - S Corporation Difficulties. Current Federal Tax Developments is brought to you by the state CPA societies and the Loscalzo Institute, a Kaplan Company.

This week we look at the following developments:

  • HR1 moves to the Senate floor this week
  • Taxpayer does not have COD income when relieved of requirement to pay back overpayments on pension
  • Qualified plan relief provisions extended to victims of California wildfires
  • Court does not accept attempt to use FLP discount to create income tax loss from liquidation of S corporation formed to hold FLP interest
  • No basis to shareholders in debt to S corporation other S corporation shareholders controlled
  • IRS issues FAQ on QSEHRAs

The articles for this week can be downloaded below:

2017-11-27 Current Federal Tax Developments

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Direct download: 2017-11-27_S_Corporation_Problems.mp3
Category:Federal Tax Update -- posted at: 12:44pm EDT

Another week as Congress continues down the path towards comprehensive tax reform. This week we look at the changes the Senate made to its bill, as well as the passage by the House of their version of the bill. We also discuss what comes next in this process.

The PDF below has the description of the two bills as they stood when this was recorded on November 18, 2017.

2017-11-20 Current Federal Tax Developments

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Direct download: 2017-11-20_One_Down_One_to_Go.mp3
Category:Federal Tax Update -- posted at: 2:27pm EDT

This week we look at the current developments on the tax reform front, including the two amendment sets adopted by the Ways and Means Committee and the Joint Committee's explanation of the bill the Senate Finance Committee will hold hearings on beginning Monday.

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Direct download: 2017-11-13_Tax_Reform_Continues.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:09pm EDT

Current Federal Tax Developments is brought to you by the Loscalzo Institute and your state society of CPAs. This week we look at HR1, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

A PDF with a description of the provisions can be downloaded below:

2017-11-06 Current Federal Tax Developments

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Direct download: 2017-11-06_Current_Federal_Tax_Developments_-_Tax_Reform_Starts.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:44am EDT

Current Federal Tax Developments is brought to you by the Loscalzo Institute, a Kaplan Company and by your state society of CPAs.

This week we look at the following developments:

  • House adopts Senate budget resolution beginning tax reform process
  • A taxpayer’s amount of claimed theft loss found excessive by Tax Court
  • An expert’s testimony did not substitute for records of cost of goods sold
  • IRS summons to state agency found to be proper
  • IRS memo discusses indirect loan issues for church 403(b) plan

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Direct download: 2017-10-30_Kick_Off_for_Tax_Reform.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:30pm EDT



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