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IRS issues guidance on small business accounting method changes under Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
The Internal Revenue Service issued guidance today on new tax law changes that allow small business taxpayers with average annual gross receipts of $25 million or less in the prior three-year period to use the cash method of accounting. The...
Senate Bills Would Repeal Fringe Benefits Provision
Lawmakers are increasingly aware of the need to fix a provision in the new tax law that requires tax-exempt organizations to pay taxes on employee parking and transportation benefits.  Read more...    (Source: ASAE)
30 million people are not withholding enough for taxes - How to tell if you’re one of them
The GAO says 21 percent of taxpayers – or about 30 million people – aren’t withholding enough taxes from their pay this year.
State-by-State Tax Legislation in Response to Federal Tax Reform
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the major tax reform law passed into law at the end of 2017, has had many affects on taxpayers, particularly regarding the deductiblity of property and local taxes, but also in other areas. As a result, many states have...
Gov. Malloy, AG Jepsen: Connecticut Joins Lawsuit to Protect State Taxpayers from Drastic Cut in State and Local Tax Deduction
Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Attorney General George Jepsen today announced that Connecticut has joined a lawsuit to protect the state and its taxpayers from Washington’s drastic curtailment of the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction.
Connecticut Joins Lawsuit Challenging Federal Tax Law
Connecticut joined three other states Tuesday and filed a federal lawsuit against U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and the U.S. Internal Revenue Service over the new $10,000 cap on the federal tax deduction for state and local taxes....
IRS Working on a New Form 1040 for Tax Season
As part of a larger effort to help taxpayers, the Internal Revenue Service plans to streamline the Form 1040 into a shorter, simpler form for the 2019 tax season. The new 1040 – about half the size of the current version -- would replace...
Taxpayer Advocate: Cuts to IRS Budget Spread Agency Thin
National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson delivered her mid-year report to Congress in late June, and told legislators that cuts to the IRS’s budget has the agency spread critically thin, with funding reduced by 20 percent since fiscal 2010 (as...
“Phase Two” of Federal Tax Reform in the Works?
Recent comments made to Fox News by President Donald Trump suggest that the corporate tax rate may decrease further still...
National Taxpayer Advocate identifies priority areas in mid year report to Congress; focuses on customer service
National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson today released her statutorily mandated mid-year report to Congress that presents a review of the 2018 filing season, identifies the priority issues the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) will address during...