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Pass-Through Entity Reporting Requirements for 2021 Tax Year

By Business Tax, Insights, Tax Controversy, Tax Planning & Consulting

The IRS has announced several new pass-through entity reporting requirements to be introduced for the 2021 tax year. The new requirements serve to provide greater detail to partners and shareholders of pass-through entities to assist them in preparing their respective tax returns. Most notable of these requirements are the Schedules K-2, K-3 and Section 1061 Worksheet A.

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Late Response Options in IRS Affordable Care Act Cases

By Insights, Tax Controversy, Tax Planning & Consulting

In 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed and signed into law, requiring employers with 50 or more full-time employees to offer minimum essential coverage to at least 95 percent of their full-time employees. If coverage isn’t offered or if the coverage offered isn’t affordable, the employer can face an IRS assessment known as an Employer Shared Responsibility Payment (ESRP). It’s important for employers to understand how to navigate the ACA and ESRP reporting requirements and processes.

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Understanding and Responding to IRS Math Error Notices

By Insights, Tax Controversy, Tax Planning & Consulting

To assess taxpayers’ income without their agreement, the IRS is typically required to go through a lengthy procedure. There is, however, one exception to this requirement, which is the math error exception under Section 6213 of the Internal Revenue Code. Under this code section, the IRS can assess additional tax due to a math or clerical error on the taxpayer’s return.

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4 Ways to Respond to Late IRS Notices

By Insights, Tax Controversy, Tax Planning & Consulting

Unresolved IRS tax problems can continue to worsen over time. In addition to penalties and interest accruing, options to dispute tax issues become fewer, making it essential to respond to any IRS notice in a timely manner. In cases where this isn’t possible or was simply overlooked, however, there may still be other options to dispute IRS tax assessments, penalties or collection actions.

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