This week we look at:

  • State found to illegally discriminate against federal law enforcement retirees due to tax break for state law enforcement retirees

  • IRS decides expanded availability of meal delivery means fewer meals are truly for the convenience of the employer

  • IRS acquiesces in case regarding meals for hockey teams

  • Politico points out loophole that may exist for owners of co-op shares with regard to $10,000 tax limitations

  • Looking at options beyond the safe harbor for rentals under §199A

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Direct download: 2019-02-25_Co-op_Real_Estate_Tax_Issue.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:27pm EST

This week we look at:

  • Fix for auto depreciation quirk added by TCJA released by IRS

  • A subtrust qualified as a conduit trust for IRA distribution purposes

  • AICPA asks for relief from potential impact of syndicate rules on small business tax relief

  • Form 1065 instructions add a requirement for certain partnerships to disclose negative tax basis

  • Checkbox added for when basis calculation required with Form 1040 and situations where it is required expanded by IRS

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Direct download: 2019-02-18_Forms_and_Instructions_Week.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:10pm EST

This week we look at:

  • Situations where an employer can recover HSA funds from employee accounts

  • IRS decides taxpayers can use Rev. Proc. 2018-60 even if currently using an impermissible method of accounting

  • Taxpayer reasonably relied on CPA's advice and escapes penalties

  • Airline passenger discovers he can't sue the TSA for his lost tax paperwork

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Direct download: 2019-02-11_Tax_Records_and_Luggage.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:15pm EST

This week we look at:

  • IRS delays end of faxing transcripts after Chair and ranking minority member of Senate Finance Committee send a joint letter requesting a delay

  • Taxpayers could not avoid NOL carryforward election they claimed they were unaware of

  • IRS publishes corrected version of §199A regulations, changes one word some see as potentially important

  • Article discusses risks to marijuana businesses from electing small business inventory relief added by TCJA

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Direct download: 2019-02-04_Whats_in_a_Word_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:42pm EST

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