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IRS Highlights Form 1042-S Filing, Common Errors, Amended Forms and Extensions

The IRS has reminded withholding agents of their responsibilities, some reporting changes and some common errors. The IRS also described filing requirements for non-U.S. citizens in certain circumstances. The due date for Form 1042-S, Foreign Person’s U.S. Source Income Subject to Withholding, is March 15. To request…

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Taxpayer Advocate Releases 2016 Report to Congress

National Taxpayer Advocate (NTA) Nina E. Olson on January 10 released the NTA 2016 Annual Report to Congress. In the report, Olson recommended that the IRS revamp its “Future State” plan in order to adopt a taxpayer-centric focus and urged Congress to emphasize simplification when it considers…

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Extended Due Date to Furnish Forms 1095-B and 1095-C to Individuals

The IRS has issued Notice 2016-70 extending the due date for furnishing to individuals the 2016 Form 1095-B, Health Coverage, and the 2016 Form 1095-C, Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage, from January 31, 2017, to March 2, 2017. Health insurers and applicable large employers are required,…

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New Law Sets Jan. 31 W-2 Filing Deadline

Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act. Enacted last December, the new law means employers need to file their copies of Forms W-2  by Jan. 31. These forms also go to the Social Security Administration. The new deadline also applies to certain Forms 1099. Those reporting nonemployee…

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Ways and Means GOP Cautions Treasury Against Finalizing Proposed Debt-Equity Regulations

House Ways and Means Committee Republicans sent a letter dated October 5 to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew again voicing concerns about the Obama administration’s proposed Code Sec. 385 regulations. The letter comes on the heels of the Treasury delivering final regulations under Code Sec. 385 to the…

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TIGTA Releases Report on Implementation of Identity Theft Measures for 2016 Filing Season

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) has released a report regarding the implementation of new tax return-related data elements based on the 2015 Security Summit, Protecting Taxpayers from Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud. TIGTA has concluded that tax-related identity thefts adversely affect the ability of…

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Texas Disaster Relief Notice (June 22, 2016)

Disaster relief: Presidentially declared disaster area: Texas: Severe storms and flooding Victims of the severe storms and flooding that took place beginning on May 26, 2016 in parts of Texas may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service. The President has declared that a major…

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Republican Lawmakers Urge Treasury to Revisit Debt-Equity Regulations

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Tex., and Tax Policy Subcommittee Chairman Charles Boustany, R-La., sent Treasury Secretary Jack Lew a letter on June 28 expressing collective GOP concerns over proposed debt-equity regulations under Code Sec. 385.  All Republican members of the Ways and Means…

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IRS Issues Country-by-Country Reporting Regulations

The IRS has issued final regulations that require annual country-by-country (CbC) reporting by certain United States persons that are the ultimate parent entity of a multinational enterprise (MNE) group. The final regulations affect U.S. persons that are the ultimate parent entity of a multinational enterprise group that…

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