The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers information return penalties an important tool to collect, at the least cost, the proper amount of tax revenue. Penalties help the IRS achieve this goal because the threat of a penalty generally enhances voluntary compliance.
On November 30, 2022, the IRS issued Notice 2022-61, providing guidance on the prevailing wage and apprenticeship requirements that apply to Section 179D and Section 45L, as amended by the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.
With the rise in the annual inflation rate, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 into law on August 16, 2022. This legislation provides an array of methods to combat inflation, including the expansion of the Research and Development (“R&D”) Tax Credit.
On December 20, 2019, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019 otherwise known as the “SECURE Act” was signed into law. This law made important changes to the requirements for retirement plan funding and distributions, as well as modifying other tax provisions including the kiddie tax rules.
On June 14, 2022, the United States Senate Committee on Finance heard testimonies from small business owners, members of the U.S. Government Accountability office and members of the Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board on the increasing complexity and cost of sales tax compliance since the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2018 Wayfair decision.
For 2022, the lifetime gift and estate tax exemption has reached a whopping $12.06 million ($24.12 million for married couples). As a result, few people will be subject to federal gift taxes. If your wealth is well within the exemption amount, does that mean there is no need to file gift tax returns? Not necessarily.
With the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (“TCJA”), many itemized deductions previously available to taxpayers were either limited or eliminated. Due to the significant increase in the standard deduction, many taxpayers have abandoned the task of accumulating expenses once allowed to offset taxable income as an itemized deduction.