Category Archives: COMPLIANCE

OWE TAXES? NO PASSPORT! IRS MAY SCUTTLE TRAVEL PLANS OF THOSE WHO DON’T PAY UP

Congress has a sneaky habit of attaching tax bills to end-of-the-year highway funding legislation. HR22, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015,” has tucked into Title 52 a nasty little tax ditty that creates new Internal Revenue Code … Continue reading

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SOME CLARIFICATION FROM IRS ON THE STREAMLINED FILING COMPLIANCE PROCEDURES.AND DEINQUENT INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION RETURN SUBMISSIONS.

The IRS has updated its Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures and Delinquent International Information Return pages (October 9, 2014) and issued Frequently Asked Questions with regard to each. The FAQs for U.S. Taxpayers residing in the U.S. clarify that: The 5% … Continue reading

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INITIAL THOUGHTS ON IRS CHANGES TO OFFSHORE VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE PROGRAM AND STREAMLINED PROCESS FOR NON-WILLFUL TAXPAYERS

Yesterday, June 18, 2014, IRS announced and posted to the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure page on its website (www.irs.gov) significant changes to the 2012 OVDP reflected in revised Frequently Asked Questions; and, new Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures for non-willful, out-of-compliance taxpayers, whether … Continue reading

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MORE ON GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN IMPACT ON TAX FILINGS AND OVDP SUBMISSIONS

The IRS has updated in webpage with information, “IRS Operations During the Lapse in Appropriations.” http://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/IRS-Operations-During-The-Lapse-In-appropriations Some additional guidance: E-filed returns will be processed normally although refunds will not be issued. Paper returns can be filed but will not be … Continue reading

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UPDATE ON IMPACT OF GOVERNMENT SHUT-DOWN ON IRS AND TAX COURT OPERATIONS

As reported by the Journal of Accountancy as of October 1, 2013: IRS OPERATIONS ONGOING Processing tax returns submitted with payments. Processing all e-filed returns. Filing deadlines remain as required by law.  Thus, individual returns must be filed by 10/15/13 … Continue reading

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IMPACT OF GOVERNMENT SHUT-DOWN ON IRS

The IRS has announced what is operational and not during the government shut-down.  Below is the text of the IRS announcement.  IRS Operations During The Lapse In Appropriations Due to the current lapse in appropriations, IRS operations are limited. However, the underlying … Continue reading

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MORE ON RETURNS OF SAME-SEX COUPLES

It is noteworthy that the IRS announced new rules for same-sex couples  (Rev. Rul. 2013-17) discussed in my post of 9/3/2013 (IRS Issues Rules for Same-Sex Couples) applies to original or amended tax returns filed on or after September 16, 2013.  This means … Continue reading

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