Current Federal Tax Developments for the week of April 1, 2019: Tax Benefit Rules and Refunds

  • Electric vehicle credits for GM vehicles to begin one year phase out

  • IRS gives formal guidance on treatment of state income tax refunds following the TCJA $10,000 cap

  • SALT workaround regulations and related notice sent to OIRA

  • IRS changes requirements to obtain EIN, requires responsible person to have SSN or ITIN

  • Final regulations published on reportable transaction law modifications from 2010

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Direct download: 2019-04-01_Tax_Benefit_Rule_and_Refunds.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:16pm EDT

This week we look at:

  • QBI and disallowed passive losses

  • Minister’s housing allowance ruled to be acceptable under the U.S. Constitution

  • Pilot had no profit motive for business related to vintage World War II aircraft

  • IRS suspends two Revenue Rulings related to active trade or business issues under §355

  • Relief from underpayment of estimated tax penalty expanded by IRS

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Direct download: 2019-03-25_More_Underpayment_Relief.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:25pm EDT

Current Federal Tax Developments for the week of March 18, 2019: Technicalities and Glitches

  • Software glitches in the first years under TCJA

  • Lump sum social security benefits are part of MAGI for the premium tax credit

  • Safe harbor statements have to be signed and then attached to electronically filed returns as a PDF

  • Taxpayer’s mistake in listing old address on tax return proves costly

  • Tax Court rejects no harm, no foul view with regard to penalties for filing an S corporation return late

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Direct download: 2019-03-18_Technicalities_and_Glitches.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:10am EDT

This week we talk about the following:

  • Look at some items causing confusion over §199A on discussion forums as returns are prepared

  • Treasury announces changes in temporary regulations and subregulatory guidance

  • Recipients of sexual harassment and sexual abuse settlements with confidentiality clause allowed to deduct legal fees

  • Gambling loss triggered by impulse control problem side effect of prescribed drug not a casualty loss

  • Proposed regulations issued for FDII and GILTI

  • IRS no longer plans to issue regulations to bar post-retirement lump-sum distributions from defined benefit plans

  • Partnerships required to add tax basis disclosures given until March 15, 2020 to provide information to IRS

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Direct download: 2019-03-11_199A_Return_Issue_and_Tax_Returns.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:39pm EDT

Current Federal Tax Developments for the week of March 4, 2019: Tax Refunds and the 2019 Tax Returns

  • A look at the special rules under §111 for tax benefit and how it impacts state tax refunds from 2018 returns

  • No Fifth Amendment defense against assertion that taxpayer is trafficking under §280E

  • IRS grants extension of time to file returns for farmers and fishermen

  • Tax Court looks at the application of the penalty review process to automated exams

  • IRS gave insufficient notice that a third party would be contacted for information

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Direct download: 2019-03-04_Tax_Refunds_and_the_2019_Tax_Returns.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:52am EDT






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