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Updated Health Care Reform Legislation Comparison Chart

The chart below compares key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). This chart is current as of July 13, 2017, and as of that date,...more

IRS gets upper hand in S corporation compensation audits

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

Any compensation the owner receives is subject to FICA tax, which imposes an equivalent burden. And the IRS frequently attacks owners who receive cash distributions from an S corporation, arguing that the distributions were...more

FBAR Penalty Amounts are in the “Best Judgement” of an IRS Examiner

by Foodman CPAs & Advisors on

The Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) is not a tax form. Its filing is not required by the Internal Revenue Code. It is required by Title 31 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Title 31 is the Bank Secrecy...more

Free Pass for Taxes Owed to Pennsylvania?

by Barley Snyder on

If you owe back taxes to Pennsylvania, you’re in luck. Starting April 21 and continuing to June 19, the Pennsylvania Tax Amnesty Program will waive all penalties and slash the interest rate on outstanding tax...more

IRS Will Not Require Response to Qualifying Health Coverage Line on 2016 Form 1040 Filings

by Dickinson Wright on

Individuals completing their 2016 IRS Form 1040s will recognize the question asking if they, their spouses and dependents had qualifying health care coverage in 2016 (Form 1040 line 61, Form 1040A line 38, Form 1040EZ line...more

February 2017: Client Alert

by Moskowitz LLP on

Tax Calendar - February 28 - Payers must file informational returns with the IRS. (Except certain Forms 1099-MISC with non-employee compensation payments in box 7, which are due before February 1. Excluding...more

House Committees Reveal Draft of Bill to Modify and Repeal Portions of the Affordable Care Act

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

On Monday, two House committees with oversight over health care and taxation, Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, released draft reconciliation bills designed to repeal and alter significant portions of the Patient...more

Snowbird? Or the real deal?

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

So you recently moved from New York to Florida? Abundant sunshine, no income tax, no estate tax — wonderful! One problem: New York State tax authorities may not think you really moved! And they’re assessing heavy income...more

Employee Benefits Legislation Proposed (But Not Passed) by the Obama Administration

by Jackson Walker on

In February of 2015, the Department of Treasury issued a reported entitled “General Explanation of the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2016 Revenue Proposals” (the “General Explanation”). The General Explanation is several...more

South Carolina Tax Amnesty for 2017?

by McNair Law Firm, P.A. on

The South Carolina General Assembly approved a law in 2015 allowing the South Carolina Department of Revenue to offer an amnesty program to taxpayers in the state who have not filed tax returns and/or owe state taxes....more

The High Cost of Being Noncompliant with the Internal Revenue Code

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The IRS currently offers the following five programs for noncompliant taxpayers: (i) the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP), (ii) Streamlined Domestic Offshore Procedures, (iii) Streamlined Foreign Offshore...more

How to Eliminate IRS Tax Debt in Arizona

by John Skiba on

When it comes to IRS tax debt none of the typical debt collection rules apply. The IRS has power to take your money and lien your home without even filing a lawsuit. This is much different than the standard unsecured...more

Fair Warning: Artwork, Private Foundations, and Self-Dealing

The weekend has ended and Art Basel – Miami 2016 has concluded. To many U.S. taxpayers, it’s just another Monday, but to serious collectors who attended this vibrant art fair focused on contemporary paintings and sculptures,...more

What Trump’s HHS Secretary Appointment Could Mean for Healthcare Providers

by Nilan Johnson Lewis PA on

President-elect Donald Trump announced on November 28, 2016, that current House Budget Chair Representative Tom Price is his choice for Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary. Many providers are wondering what health care...more

2016 New York Tax Update: Highlights and Lowlights

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

There wasn’t much in the way of substantive New York tax changes in the 2017 budget bill that Governor Andrew Cuomo signed in April. Or at least wasn’t much in the way of changes that affect the day-to-day practices of the...more

Proposed New UK Penalties Regime Precipitated by CRS

by Proskauer - Tax Talks on

Many people will be familiar with the information gathering and reporting requirements the OECD’s Common Reporting Standard (“CRS”) places on financial institutions. The first exchanges of information between tax authorities...more

Tax Amnesty Is Back in Arizona

by Buchalter on

The State of Arizona’s 2016 amnesty program offers significant benefits to most individuals and corporations with past-due taxes. Once again, Arizona taxpayers with many types of past-due state and local taxes will have...more

Pennsylvania Announces 2017 Tax Amnesty Details

by Blank Rome LLP on

Action Item: Pennsylvania has announced the details of its new tax amnesty program. It will run from April 21 to June 19, 2017. Significant penalty and interest relief is available to all who participate, and taxpayers not...more

MoFo New York Tax Insights - Volume 7, Issue 9

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Appellate Division Holds That NYS Tax Department Properly Withheld Documents Requested Under FOIL - In a unanimous decision, the Appellate Division affirmed a decision of the Supreme Court, Albany County, which had...more

Sonhos Interrompidos - Como uma não conformidade tributária pode destruir o Sonho Americano de imigrantes não registrados - Parte...

by Gerald Nowotny on

Panorama - As eleições presidenciais dos EUA entraram em uma fase de disputa com os partidos Republicano e Democrata realizando suas convenções nas próximas duas semanas para escolher Donald Trump e Hillary Clinton como...more

Broken Dreams - How Tax Non-Compliance Can Destroy the American Dream of Undocumented Immigrants - Part 1

by Gerald Nowotny on

Overview - The U.S. Presidential Elections have shifted into overdrive with both the Republican and Democratic holding their conventions over the next two weeks to select Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as their...more

Is Age A Defense to Failure to File Returns?

by Sanford Millar on

Two recent cases illustrate why age alone is no defense to failure to file returns criminal and civil penalties. The first case is a Tax Court Case in which the taxpayer was assessed late filing and late payment penalties. ...more

Does filing a lawsuit challenging property taxes get you out of paying them while the suit is pending?

by Shutts & Bowen LLP on

With proposed property tax assessments being mailed next month (and final bills being mailed in November), it’s almost the time of year where property owners think about challenging their assessments. Taxpayers must remember...more

Taxpayer Required to Pay Tax Twice on the Same Income - Tax Court Unsympathetic

by Charles (Chuck) Rubin on

A taxpayer in the medical supply business received payments from Cigna before 2005. He reported those items in income and paid federal income tax on them. A dispute later arose and the taxpayer returned payments to...more

Late Or Incorrect Forms 1095-C: The IRS Provides Relief, But Only For Employers Acting In Good Faith To Comply Or Who Missed The...

by Snell & Wilmer on

Many employers struggled to furnish correct Forms 1095-C to employees by the March 31, 2016 deadline. Section 6721(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code provides penalties for failure to furnish Forms 1095-C to individuals by...more

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