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IRS Notifying Owners Of Virtual Currency To Report Transactions
The IRS has recently began sending letters to certain owners of virtual currency (e.g., Bitcoin, Ether, etc.) regarding requirements for reporting transactions involving such virtual currencies.
United States
8 Aug 2019
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An Alternative To 1031 Exchanges
IRC § 1400Z-2, under The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, established an investment program designed to provide preferential tax treatment for investment in developments located within certain
United States
1 Aug 2019
3
Compensation Of Shareholders Of Closely Held Companies: Is Yours Reasonable?
There is no one-size-fits-all answer for closely held corporations when choosing to be taxed as an S-Corp or a C-Corp.
United States
31 Jul 2019
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Protect Your Assets By Having A Will Or Trust In Place
In 2019, each individual may gift $15,000 to another individual in 2019, without filing a Form 709 Federal Gift Tax Return.
United States
15 Jul 2019
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Automatic Allocation Of GST Tax Exemption
The Generation-Skipping Transfer ("GST") tax is designed to prevent taxpayers from avoiding estate tax on a child's inheritance at the child's death by "skipping" inheritances over children to grandchildren.
United States
3 Jul 2019
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How Long Should You Keep Your Tax Records?
The length of time you should keep tax records depends on the action, expense, or event which the records will substantiate. Generally, you should keep records until the statute of limitations period
United States
10 Jun 2019
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IRS General Counsel Opinion On Deductibility Of Health Insurance Premiums Paid For Family Members Of S Corporation Shareholders
The IRS recently issued a Chief Counsel Memorandum clarifying when a family member of a 2% shareholder in an S corporation is entitled to a deduction under Section 162(l) of the Internal Revenue Code...
United States
4 Jun 2019
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Canadian Federal Budget Proposes To Cap Employee Stock Option Benefit
New legislation proposed in the 2019 Federal Budget would limit the extent to which employees will be entitled to favourable Canadian income tax treatment on certain stock options.
Canada
21 May 2019
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Tax Tip: Delinquent Tax Debts & Passport Denials
The IRS is actively working with the State Department to deny passport applications and revoke existing passports of taxpayers with delinquent tax debts of $52,000 or more.
United States
21 May 2019
10
Strategy For Spouses To Minimize Potential Capital Gains Tax
With the current estate tax exemption of $11.4 Million per individual, combined with the portability of estate tax exemption between spouses,
United States
15 May 2019
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Are You My Partner?
Like the poor little bird in the Dr. Seuss book that struggled to identify its mother, it can sometimes prove difficult for partners in a partnership to identify their partners for federal income
United States
7 May 2019
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IRS Announces Expanded Penalty Waiver For Individuals With Underpayment Of 2018 Estimated Income Taxes
With the 2018 deadline for filing of individual income tax returns just around the corner, taxpayers should be aware of the recent announcement by the IRS of expanded relief from penalties for individuals whose 2018...
United States
23 Apr 2019
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New Tax Bill Introduced To Improve IRS And Taxpayer Protections
On March 28, 2019, U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced new tax legislation referred to as the Taxpayer First Act of 2019.
United States
12 Apr 2019
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Tax Tip: Generation-Skipping Transfer Trusts
Generation-Skipping Transfer (GST) trusts have long been a popular estate tax planning tool used to defer transfer tax to a future generation. While the estate tax exemption is at a historical high,
United States
28 Mar 2019
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IRS Issues New Form For Reporting Non-Deductible Fines And Penalties
Internal Revenue Code Section 162, as amended by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), provides that no deduction is allowed for any amount paid to, or at the direction of, a governmental entity
United States
20 Mar 2019
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2018 Gift Tax Returns
If you made gifts in 2018 now is the time to begin thinking about filing a gift tax return.
United States
12 Mar 2019
17
New IRS Technical Advice Memorandum Suggests There May Not Always Be Such A Thing As A Free Lunch For Employees
For many years, the IRS has looked the other way when employers have provided their employees with free meals. A new Technical Advice Memorandum ("TAM") suggests otherwise,
United States
4 Mar 2019
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Estate And Trust Planning Opportunity – The 65 Day Rule
It is not is too late to plan for 2018.
United States
22 Feb 2019
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The IRS And The FICA, FUTA And Federal Income Tax Traps For Employers With Non-Resident Alien Employees
With all of the payroll complexities that employers face, it is no surprise that a special set of rules that applies to only a small category of employees is frequently overlooked.
United States
20 Feb 2019
20
New And Valuable Ways To Reduce Capital Gains Tax
If property is held by someone at their death, the "basis" in the property used by the seller to determine taxable gain on its sale is re-set to the fair market value at the date of death.
United States
15 Feb 2019
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