June 7, 2021 12:10 am

The IRS is sending money to taxpayers for various reasons:Unemployment benefits erroneously reported as income. Some taxpayers may have filed their 2020 income tax returns before Congress enacted ...

June 7, 2021 12:08 am

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA) and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) made two important changes in dependent care assistance plans (DCAPs) offe...

June 7, 2021 12:07 am

The IRS announced next year’s contribution limits for health savings accounts (HSAs), as well as requirements for high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) to which HSAs must be linked (Rev. Proc. 2021-2...

June 7, 2021 12:03 am

That was the issue before the Tax Court. The estate initially reported the value of his image and likeness at $2,105 on the estate tax return. At trial, the estate’s expert said it was $3.1 million....

June 7, 2021 12:01 am

Scammers posing as a grandchild get grandparents to send money to them on the ruse that the grandchild has been hospitalized, is in legal trouble, or has been detained in a foreign country. However, b...

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June 7, 2021 12:10 am

The IRS is sending money to taxpayers for various reasons:Unemployment benefits erroneously reported as income. Some taxpayers may have filed their 2020 income tax returns before Congress enacted ...

June 7, 2021 12:08 am

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA) and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) made two important changes in dependent care assistance plans (DCAPs) offe...

June 7, 2021 12:07 am

The IRS announced next year’s contribution limits for health savings accounts (HSAs), as well as requirements for high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) to which HSAs must be linked (Rev. Proc. 2021-2...

June 7, 2021 12:03 am

That was the issue before the Tax Court. The estate initially reported the value of his image and likeness at $2,105 on the estate tax return. At trial, the estate’s expert said it was $3.1 million....

May 3, 2021 10:55 pm

The answer to this question determines whether cancelation of debt is or is not taxable. The issue of whether an interest in a defined benefit (pension) plan should be treated as an asset arose in a T...

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June 6, 2021 11:48 pm

If you are an owner of an IRA or you inherited an IRA, you must take required minimum distributions (RMDs) according to tax rules. The failure to do so may result in a 50% penalty. Because of COVID-19...

May 3, 2021 10:59 pm

With interest rates still very low, many homeowners have taken this opportunity to refinance their mortgages and obtain a lower interest rate. From a tax perspective, there are consequences to refinan...

April 6, 2021 11:05 pm

In most cases, you have three years in which to submit an amended return to claim a refund of overpaid taxes. But there are situations in which you can recoup taxes paid without submitting an amended ...

March 1, 2021 8:53 pm

Whether you prepare your return yourself (on paper or electronically) or use a paid preparer, you need information to input. Hopefully, you’ve kept great records throughout the year to simplify your...

January 17, 2021 8:05 pm

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, made changes late in 2020 that mainly affect 2021 and later years. Some changes may impact your 2020 return; others apply for 2021 and later years. Taken as ...

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June 7, 2021 12:01 am

Scammers posing as a grandchild get grandparents to send money to them on the ruse that the grandchild has been hospitalized, is in legal trouble, or has been detained in a foreign country. However, b...

June 6, 2021 11:59 pm

A cash liquidating distribution are funds distributed to a shareholder when a corporation is partially or fully liquidated. The distribution represents a return of an investor’s capital, so it’s n...

June 6, 2021 11:58 pm

You may contribute funds from an IRA to a Qualified Longevity Annuity Contract (QLAC), up to the lesser of 25% of your IRA (including any QLAC) or the dollar limit applicable for the year. The origina...

May 3, 2021 11:06 pm

Condolences on the death of your spouse. Because you were married for all of 2020, you may file as married filing jointly. If you e-file, simply follow software instructions. If you file a paper retur...

May 3, 2021 11:04 pm

Required minimum distributions were waived for 2020. Anyone who did not take a distribution is fine; no special filing is required....

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May 22, 2012 1:24 pm
IRS Announces More Flexible Offier-in-Compromise Terms to Help a Greater Number of Struggling Taxpayers Make a Fresh Start, From IRS.gov, 5/21/12
April 23, 2012 10:21 am
Federal Circuit dismisses refund suit based on all-zero returns, From Journal of Accountancy, 4/20/12
April 18, 2012 10:17 am
What's the Most Ridiculous Thing You've Heard This Tax Season?, From CPATrendlines, 4/16/12
April 17, 2012 10:48 am
Celebrities are often in debt to the tax man, From USA Today, 4/17/12
April 11, 2012 11:03 am
Study finds tax deadline day can be deadly on roads, From Foxnews.com, 4/10/12
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