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Kiplinger: CT, NY are 2nd and 3rd least-tax-friendly states
Connecticut and New York are respectively the second- and third-least-tax-friendly states in the nation, according to the latest annual ranking by personal finance magazine Kiplinger. The publication ranks states according to the sum of income,...
CT considers ‘next steps’ after judge tosses suit challenging SALT tax
A federal court on Monday dismissed a lawsuit by Connecticut and three other high-income states seeking to overturn a new cap on the deductibility of state and local income taxes on federal returns. The so-called state and local income tax,...
Judge tosses suit by CT, other ‘blue states,’ that challenged SALT cap
A federal court on Monday dismissed a lawsuit by Connecticut and three other high-income states seeking to overturn a new cap on the deductibility of state and local income taxes on federal returns. The so-called state and local income tax, or...
IRS releases draft 2019 Forms 1065, 1120-S, and Schedules K-1
Today the IRS issued a draft of the tax year 2019 Form 1065, U.S. Return of Partnership Income (PDF), and its Schedule K-1, Partner’s Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc (PDF). The changes to the form and schedule aim to improve the quality...
IRS releases new Tax Gap estimates; compliance rates remain substantially unchanged from prior study
The Internal Revenue Service today released a new set of tax gap estimates on tax years 2011, 2012 and 2013. The results show the nation's tax compliance rate is substantially unchanged from prior years. The gross tax gap is the difference...
IRS finalizes safe harbor to allow rental real estate to qualify as a business for qualified business income deduction
The Internal Revenue Service today issued Revenue Procedure 2019-38 that has a safe harbor allowing certain interests in rental real estate, including interests in mixed-use property, to be treated as a trade or business for purposes of the...
Senate Bill Would Boost IRS Funding
The Senate Appropriations Committee advanced a fiscal 2020 spending bill today that would fund the IRS at $11.4 billion, including an additional $200 million for enforcement activities to address the tax gap. The IRS has long pleaded with...
Nonprofits Still Seeking Repeal of Fringe Benefits Tax
With limited time left in this year’s Congressional calendar, must-solve issues continue to saturate the legislative agenda. One such issue – also the center of ASAE public policy efforts – is repeal of a 21-percent tax on parking and transit...
Treasury, IRS release final and proposed regulations on new 100% depreciation
The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today released final regulations (PDF) and additional proposed regulations (PDF) under section 168(k) of the Internal Revenue Code on the new 100% additional first year depreciation...
The Donor Disclosure Saga Continues: IRS Readdresses Donor Disclosure Requirements After Court Loss
Earlier this month the IRS announced proposed regulations and issued IRS Notice 2019-47 addressing the donor disclosure rules applicable to tax-exempt organizations. These actions by the IRS were brought about when previously provided exemptions...
Counseling Clients on Closing Costs in a 1031 Exchange
Given that a 1031 exchange necessarily involves the sale of real estate, closing costs will always be a part of the transaction. Advertisement Clients routinely ask which of these costs can be paid directly with exchange proceeds without...
As Hurricane Dorian gains strength, IRS encourages preparation for natural disaster
As Dorian threatens and with the peak of hurricane season just ahead, the Internal Revenue Service reminds everyone to develop an emergency preparedness plan. Taxpayers, whether individuals, organizations or businesses, should take time now to...
Tax cuts are back on the agenda. They're not a done deal
Central bankers will take center stage when they gather in Jackson Hole later this week. But for now, as investors sit and wait, monetary policy isn't what's generating the most buzz. That's right. Almost two years after US President Donald...
IRS automatically waives estimated tax penalty for eligible 2018 tax filers
The Internal Revenue Service is automatically waiving the estimated tax penalty for the more than 400,000 eligible taxpayers who already filed their 2018 federal income tax returns but did not claim the waiver. The IRS will apply this waiver...
More States are Allowing Businesses to Absorb Sales Tax
Recently, Pennsylvania and Texas allowed businesses to absorb sales tax, meaning they can pay the tax due rather than collect it from the consumer. Is this a new trend? It used to be against the law for a business to absorb sales tax in...
Are Taxes Fairer or Simpler Under the TCJA?
This article is an analysis of what was promised when the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was enacted compared with what has actually happened to date using nonpartisan, objective and authoritative sources. Specifically, this piece addresses the key...

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