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The Latest News
IRS Chief Mulls Creation of a Practitioner Division
IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig said he’s considering creation of a new division in the agency focused on the needs of the tax practitioner...
How Clients Can Max Out on the Section 199A Deduction
The new Section 199A deduction has led to considerable confusion and uncertainty among taxpayers and practitioners alike. At least new final...
Governor Lamont, Attorney General Tong Announce Lawsuit Against IRS, Secretary Mnuchin
Acting to protect Connecticut taxpayers from the harmful effects of the Trump Administration's federal tax overhaul, Attorney General William Tong...
National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson releases comprehensive report intended to improve EITC administration; publishes "subway map" of taxpayer’s journey through the tax system
National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson today released a special report on the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), which makes recommendations...
Why the TCJA Packs Even More Depreciation Punch
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) combines powerful enhancements for the Section 179 “expensing” and “bonus” depreciation deductions. That’s an...
Final rules permit truncated TINs on W-2s
In its continuing effort to reduce identity theft, the IRS issued final regulations that permit employers to use truncated taxpayer identification...
Advising Your Clients on Lowering Their Self-Employment Taxes
Here’s the thing: Making sure employees are paid the right amount on time is crucial to keeping them motivated. And for small business owners,...
Can You Make Tax Deductions without the Records?
In seven previous columns, I explained how I use “tax tidbits” to enliven conversations when talking taxes with clients or speaking to groups like...
How Wayfair and SST Guide Remote Sales Tax
Accounting professionals and their business clients need to understand how the Wayfair ruling and the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement...
Congress approves IRS reform bill, drops Free File language
The Senate voted to approve the Taxpayer First Act, H.R. 3151, on Thursday, three days after the House of Representatives had also approved it by...
Your Guide to the Section 199A Deduction Mess
Presumably, 90 percent of those in Congress are attorneys, and good ones. So, you'd think their contracts and legislation wouldn’t leave a lot of...
The Shifting Deduction Landscape Under the TCJA
Before the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), most moderate-to-high-income taxpayers itemized deductions on Schedule A, rather than claiming the...
Millions more ITINs set to expire in 2019; IRS says renew early to prevent refund delays
Nearly 2 million Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) are set to expire at the end of 2019 as the Internal Revenue Service continues...
House Dems press for end to SALT deduction cap
U.S. House Democrats on Tuesday pushed for a repeal of a provision of the GOP tax law that capped the deductibility of state and local taxes,...
Cryptocurrency not FBAR reportable (at least for now)
Tax practitioners and taxpayers alike have long grappled with whether virtual currency, aka cryptocurrency, is reportable for purposes of FinCEN...
IRS, Treasury issue guidance under Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 for cooperatives and patrons of cooperatives
The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service today issued legal guidance under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) and the Consolidated...

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Complimentary Programs and Committee Meetings

Easton Connection: The Fiduciary Role of the CPA and the 401k - 8/15/2019 - Easton
Presented by Ed Patterson, CPFA, Senior Financial Advisor & Retirement Accredited Financial Advisor (RAFA), Merrill Lynch Wealth Management...
State Taxation Committee Meeting - 9/19/2019 - Rocky Hill
Some topics for this meeting will include: • Welcome & Introductions• Update on State Tax 360 speakers and topics• Review of...
 

Continuing Professional Development

State Tax 360 Conference - 11/18/2019 - Plantsville
State Tax 360° is the educational and networking experience tax professionals in Connecticut have been waiting for! In this fresh approach, local experts in...
Multistate Tax Update - 11/22/2019 - Shelton
With the largest overhaul of the federal income tax code in 30 years and the repeal of the physical presence nexus standards for sales tax in the Wayfair...