Current Federal Tax Developments for the week of October 23, 2017 - Indexing Time of the Year. 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:

  • IRS releases inflation adjusted tax factors for 2018
  • LB&I Division issues guidance on unit of property and major component issues for the mining industry
  • IRS announced retirement plan numbers for 2018
  • IRS announces nonacquiesence in S corporation/real estate professional decision
  • Anti-Kerr regulations officially withdrawn by the IRS
  • 2017 Returns without health care information will not be accepted for efiling
  • A court decision that appears to arrive at approximately the right place, but for all the wrong reasons

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Direct download: 2017-10-23_Indexing_Time_of_the_Year.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:32pm EDT

This week we look at the following developments:

  • Filing date relief issued by IRS for victims of Northern California wildfires
  • Challenge to minister’s housing allowance exclusion returns to court
  • Tax Court will assert strict subordination requirement for mortgages on conservation easements outside First Circuit
  • Signature no longer required for §754 election
  • Retroactive loss of tax-exempt status going back a decade proves very costly in terms of interest on unpaid tax
  • IRS email discusses potential impact on due date disaster relief and date for assessment of tax

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Direct download: 2017-10-16_Housing_Allowance_Returns_to_Court.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:45pm EDT

Loscalzo Institute/A Kaplan Corporation Current Federal Tax Developments Weekly Update Podcast with Ed Zollars, CPA

This week we look at the following developments:

  • South Dakota petitions the Supreme Court for its Quill challenge
  • Congress passes a Hurricane relief bill
  • Taxpayer did not willfully fail to file FBAR
  • Parents are held liable to repay dependent son’s advanced health insurance credit
  • LB&I announces method that can be used to start with ASC 750 research expenses in computing qualified research expenditures
  • Time off donation programs expanded to cover Hurricane Maria relief donations
  • IRS releases special per diem rates for new fiscal year

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Direct download: 2017-10-09_Congress_Proves_It_Can_Pass_a_Tax_Bill.mp3
Category:Federal Tax Update -- posted at: 1:32pm EDT

Loscalzo Institute/A Kaplan Corporation Current Federal Tax Developments Weekly Update Podcast with Ed Zollars, CPA

This week we look at the framework for comprehensive tax reform that was issued by the “Big 6” and is scheduled to be taken up by Congress.  We discuss the proposal’s framework for changes in:
 
  • Standard deduction and personal exemptions
  • Individual tax brackets
  • Alternative minimum tax repeal
  • Itemized deductions
  • Work, education and retirement issues
  • Estate and GST Tax repeal
  • Business tax rates
  • Expensing of capital improvements
  • Interest expense
  • Other business deductions and credits
  • Offshore corporate earnings
  • Where does this go from here?

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Direct download: 2017-10-02_Framing_Tax_Reform.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:41pm EDT

Loscalzo Institute/A Kaplan Corporation Current Federal Tax Developments Weekly Update Podcast with Ed Zollars, CPA

This week we look at the following developments

  • IRS Extends Harvey Relief to Victims of Irma
  • South Dakota Ready to Ask Supreme Court to Throw Out Quill
  • Massachusetts Releases Regulations That Broadly Define Physical Presence
  • IRS Has Right to Examine First Deceased Spouse Form 706 to Decrease DSUE at Second Death

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Direct download: 2017-09-25_Good_Deeds_and_Conflicts_of_Interest.mp3
Category:Federal Tax Update -- posted at: 9:50am EDT

Loscalzo Institute/A Kaplan Corporation Current Federal Tax Developments Weekly Update Podcast with Ed Zollars, CPA

This week we look at the following developments

  • IRS Extends Harvey Relief to Victims of Irma
  • South Dakota Ready to Ask Supreme Court to Throw Out Quill
  • Massachusetts Releases Regulations That Broadly Define Physical Presence
  • IRS Has Right to Examine First Deceased Spouse Form 706 to Decrease DSUE at Second Death

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Direct download: 2017-09-18_Making_Quill_Irrelevant.mp3
Category:Federal Tax Update -- posted at: 5:55pm EDT

Loscalzo Institute/A Kaplan Corporation Current Federal Tax Developments Weekly Update Podcast with Ed Zollars, CPA

This week's podcast includes:

Section: 72 IRS Memorandum Gives Examples of Applying Plan Loan Grace Period Rules

Section: 165 Loss Does Not Qualify for Special Relief Revenue Procedure from Madoff Era

And Much More...


Loscalzo Institute Current Federal Tax Developments Weekly Update Podcast with Ed Zollars, CPA

This week's podcast includes:

Section: 36B Taxpayer Had to Repay Excess Premium Credit Despite Exchange Not Reacting to Notice of Change in Income

Section: 73 Loss from Competing in Pageants Reportable on Return of Minor Daughter, Not Parents

And Much More...


Loscalzo Institute Current Federal Tax Developments Weekly Update podcast  with Ed Zollars, CPA

This week's podcast includes:

Section: 162 No Deduction Allowed for Premiums Paid to Related Entity in Microcaptive Structure

Section: 401 ESOP Failed to Cover Employees of Related Corporation, Plan Disqualified

And Much More...


Loscalzo Institute Current Federal Tax Developments Weekly Update Podcast with Ed Zollars, CPA

This week's podcast includes:

Section: 72 Tax Court Refuses to Take Birth Certification Provided by Taxpayer as Proof of Age When Taxpayer Provided Issuing Agency with Date of Birth

Section 162 No Deduction for Employee Who Failed to Submit Expenses for Reimbursement by Employer

And Much More...




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