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July Newsletter

Steve Grgas discusses, “Centralized partnership audit rules finally released; impacts all partnerships”. Andy Presti discusses, “Lawmakers continue tax reform debate and discussions”.

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Andrew Presti

Lawmakers continue tax reform debate and discussions

Lawmakers continue tax reform debate and discussions Lawmakers from both parties spent much of June debating and discussing tax reform, but without giving many details of what a comprehensive tax reform package could look like before year-end. At the same time, several bipartisan tax bills have been introduced in Congress, which could see their way […]

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Steve Grgas

Centralized partnership audit rules finally released; impacts all partnerships

Centralized partnership audit rules finally released; impacts all partnerships The much-anticipated regulations (REG-136118-15) implementing the new centralized partnership audit regime under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (BBA) have finally been released. The BBA regime replaces the current TEFRA (Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982) procedures beginning for 2018 tax year audits, with an earlier […]

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Salvatore Russo

What’s next for IRS/Treasury regulations in response to Executive Orders?

What’s next for IRS/Treasury regulations in response to Executive Orders? With the release of regulations on centralized partnership audits, many taxpayers hope that it will signal the re-start of a regular flow of much-needed guidance from the Treasury Department and the IRS that has been virtually stopped dead in its tracks since January 20. Others […]

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Salvatore Russo

FAQ: Has the IRS’s treatment of virtual currency changed?

FAQ: Has the IRS’s treatment of virtual currency changed? No. The IRS continues to treat virtual currency as property for U.S. federal tax purposes. However, last year, a government watchdog, and this year, a group of lawmakers, urged the IRS to clarify its virtual currency guidance. The IRS has described virtual currency as a “digital […]

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Salvatore Russo

How do I…work-around the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) being offline?

How do I…work-around the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) being offline? Every year, millions of post-secondary students access the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This year, the DRT is unavailable for FAFSA filers because of cybersecurity concerns. The information needed to complete the FAFSA can […]

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Salvatore Russo

July 2017 tax compliance calendar

July 2017 tax compliance calendar As an individual or business, it is your responsibility to be aware of and to meet your tax filing/reporting deadlines. This calendar summarizes important federal tax reporting and filing data for individuals, businesses and other taxpayers for the month of July 2017. July 6 Employers. Semi-weekly depositors must deposit employment taxes […]

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June Newsletter

Wayne Naegele looks into, “Business meals and entertainment – how to max tax deductions”. Brian Whelan discusses, “Debate over health care and taxes moves to Senate”.

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Andrew Presti

Trump’s FY 2018 budget outlines tax reform proposals

Trump’s FY 2018 budget outlines tax reform proposals Since taking office in January, President Trump has called for comprehensive tax reform. The President’s recently released fiscal year (FY) 2018 outlines some of his key tax reform principles. At the same time, White House officials said that more tax reform details will be released in coming […]

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Brian Whelan

Debate over health care and taxes moves to Senate

Debate over health care and taxes moves to Senate The future of the Affordable Care Act and its associated taxes has moved to the Senate following passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in the House in April. Traditionally, legislation moves more slowly in the Senate than in the House, which means that any […]

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