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IRS Will Work with Taxpayers Liable for Individual Shared Responsibility Payment

Individuals liable for the Code Sec. 5000A shared responsibility payment will make their payments when they file their 2014 returns, William Smits, senior manager, IRS Wage & Investment Division, National ACA Outreach Coordinator for Individual Tax Provisions, reminded practitioners during a webcast sponsored by the American Institute…

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IRS Provides IRA Owners with Fresh Start for Rollovers in 2015

The IRS has provided transition relief for its change in the one-per-year limit imposed on tax-free rollovers between Individual Retirement Account (IRA) announced in March 2014. and scheduled to go into effect January 1, 2015. Under the change, the one-per-year rule applies to each individual rather than…

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2015 Tax-Filing Season Expected to Be Extremely Difficult

The 2015 tax-filing season will likely be the worst in nearly 30 years, according to National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson, who spoke to tax practitioners on November 3 at the AICPA’s National Tax Conference in Washington, D.C. Olson told attendees that the filing season will be…

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IRS Guidance on Same Sex Marriages

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced on October 17 that the federal government will recognize same-sex marriages performed in seven more states. The U.S. Supreme Court declined to review rulings from federal appeals courts that had struck down bans on same-sex marriage in some of these states.…

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Regulations to be Proposed Will Require Employer-Sponsored Group Health Plans to Include In-Patient Hospitalization Services

The IRS has announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Treasury Department (including the IRS) will soon issue proposed regulations providing that a group health plan does not provide minimum value if it excludes substantial coverage to employees for in-patient hospitalization services…

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Action Needed to Ensure Tax Compliace with FIRPTA

According to new audit report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), current IRS procedures are insufficient to ensure that all foreign seller real estate transactions subject to the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act of 1980 (FIRPTA) are in fact compliant with FIRPTA.…

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Anti-Inversion Proposals Put 42,000 U.S. Jobs at Risk of Going Overseas

Congressional and administrative proposals are failing to address the underlying incentives driving inversions and therefore, putting 42,000 U.S. jobs at risk of going overseas, according to new research from the American Action Forum (AAF), a center-right think tank. The AAF study, released on September 4, also found…

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Chief Counsel on What Makes Amounts Paid To “Limited Partners” of an LLC Subject To Self-Employment Taxes

IRS Chief Counsel (CCA 201436049) has concluded that so-called limited partners of an investment management firm were not limited partners of the firm (a limited liability company (LLC) treated as a partnership) and were being paid compensation for services. Therefore, the amounts they received from the firm…

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IRS, House Lawmakers, and GAO Working to Stop Tax Identity Theft

The Internal Revenue Service is diligently working to stop fraud perpetrated by persons who buy or steal Social Security numbers. Tax identity theft is a growing problem that affects millions of Americans, but “it’s gone from hundreds of people filing hundreds of fraudulent returns to thousands of…

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IRS and Treasury Take Action Against Corporate Inversions

The Treasury and the IRS have announced that they will be taking targeted action against corporations employing a technique known as a tax inversion in order to avoid taxation, and have issued a fact sheet and a Notice in that respect. What happens with an inversion, is…

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