Temporary waiving of fingerprinting and identification procedures for new federal employees due to the pandemic could have allowed access to taxpayer data by individuals who were ineligible for federal employment.
The IRS extended to five years the period under which a taxpayer can use a simplified method (in lieu of a letter ruling request) to obtain an extension of time to make a portability election.
The IRS’s definition would exclude foreign currency options or other derivatives, but such instruments may still be subject to the Sec. 1256 mark-to-market rules under other provisions.
The IRS also has posted general Superfund FAQs and tax rates for some chemical substances subject to the recently reinstated excise tax.
Administrative expenses and claims against estates allowable under Sec. 2053 beyond a three-year grace period would be discounted for current deduction, under proposed rules issued by the IRS.
Nonresident alien amended returns and those for Puerto Rico residents are added; superseding returns can be designated.
In her Objectives Report to Congress for fiscal 2023, National Taxpayer Advocate Erin Collins describes steps the IRS can take to improve its return and correspondence processing and telephone service to taxpayers.
By agreeing to hear a Romanian-born businessman’s appeal, the Supreme Court will address a circuit split over how to stack maximum penalties for multiple nonwillful civil violations for failure to file the FBAR.
The IRS deploys more AI-powered phone abilities, enabling taxpayers calling the Service to authenticate their identifies and arrange to pay tax liabilities.
Small business owners describe scrambling to comply with varying sales tax compliance rules across a welter of jurisdictions.