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Year-end tax legislation renews extenders, cuts IRS funding
Eleventh-hour votes in Congress in December renewed a package of tax extenders for 2014, created new savings accounts for individuals with disabilities, cut the IRS’ budget, and more. At the ...
Top 10 tax developments of 2014 with impact on 2015
2014 was a notable year for tax developments on a number of fronts. Selecting the "top ten" tax developments for 2014 necessarily requires judgment calls based upon uniqueness, taxpaye...
IRS enters filing season with reduced enforcement and service due to budget cuts
The IRS is expected to shortly open the 2015 filing season and both the agency and taxpayers are preparing for some turbulence. The IRS is going into the filing season with a reduced budget, which ...
How do I? Comply with the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate?
Beginning January 1, 2014, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) required individuals to carry minimum essential health coverage or make a shared responsibility payment, unless exempt. Individuals will rep...
FAQ: What is the business standard mileage rate for 2015?
The IRS has announced an increase in the optional business standard mileage reimbursement rate for 2015. The business standard mileage rate increased by one and a half cents, to 57.5 cents (up...
January 2015 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 tax reporting and filing data for individu...
Bookkeeping 101: Getting started
Starting your own small business can be hectic - yet fun and personally fulfilling. As you work towards opening the doors, don't let the onerous task of keeping the books rain on your parade. With ...

Final FATCA regulations focus on individuals required to report foreign assets

Treasury and the IRS issued final regulations under the Foreign Account ...


Treasury clarifies more details for myRA plan for small-dollar savers

Treasury has issued a final rule clarifying details of the new myRA reti...


IRS updates safe harbor explanations on eligible rollovers from retirement plans

The IRS has updated two safe harbor explanations for retirement plans to...


Over- and underpayment interest rates remain same for first quarter 2015

The IRS has announced that the rates at which interest accrues on tax ov...


60-days for strict IRA rollover deadline counts calendar, not business days

A taxpayer was not entitled to a waiver of the Code Sec. 408(d)(3)&...


IRS releases official 2015 inflation-adjusted tax brackets, other amounts

The IRS has released its list of 2015 inflation-adjusted tax amounts, ba...


IRS revises policy on structuring of cash transactions after reports of overreaching

Lawmakers and the media recently have questioned the reach of the IRS's ...


Tax Court finds profit motive for horse racing/breeding activity despite lengthy history of losses

Despite earning a profit for only five of the past 30 years, a married c...


Many who contribute to retirement savings may still get Saver’s Credit

The IRS recently issued a reminder that there is still time left for low...


IRA’s acquisition of shares in gold trust not treated as collectible

The IRS has determined that an individual retirement account (IRA) could...


IRS releases 2015 inflation adjustments to retirement-related amounts; SSA publishes 2015 wage base

The IRS recently issued a long list of cost of living adjustments (COLAs...


IRS finalizes rules on deductible local lodging expenses

The IRS has issued final rules under Code Secs. 162 and 262 for when emp...


IRS announces per diem rates for post-September 30 travel

The IRS has released the simplified per diem rates that taxpayers can us...


IRS describes tax benefits of van pooling; highlights "80/50" rule

In a recently-released information letter to a taxpayer, the IRS outline...


Senators seek action on tax refund fraud relief for victims

Tax refund fraud is a growing problem, 15 senators told the IRS in Octob...


WI - Information returns, online access to form 1099-G discussed

The Wisconsin Department of Revenue has issued personal income and corpo...


IL - Tax sale reimbursement provision applies to counties

For purposes of the Illinois property tax and mobile home local services...


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02/02/2015 Corporate Income/Franchise (Information return)