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Watch out for those who Promise Bogus Charitable Giving Tax Schemes

by Foodman CPAs & Advisors on

In the US, there are promoters of phony companies that pose as registered charities and solicit charitable contributions by individuals or corporations. The Donor will provide a receipt that is later refused by the tax...more

Get Ready: IRS To End OVDP

by Carlton Fields on

Recently, I discussed the impact of so-called “soft letters” sent by the IRS to various groups of taxpayers with offshore asset disclosure compliance issues....more

The Qualified Business Income Deduction (Section 199A): Interim Guidance

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “TCJA”) was signed into law by President Trump on December 22, 2017. The law generally goes into effect for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017. One of the overriding purposes of the...more

Last Chance For Taxpayers: Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program Will End September 28, 2018

by Varnum LLP on

On March 13, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (the "Service") announced its plan to close its 2014 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) effective Sept. 28, 2018. The Service indicated that its announcement was...more

New IRS Revenue Procedure Expands the Range of Remedial Measures for Nonqualified Uses

by Sherman & Howard L.L.C. on

On April 11, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service published Revenue Procedure 2018-26 ("Rev. Proc. 2018-26") which sets forth new remedial measures that issuers may utilize to preserve the tax-exempt or tax-advantaged status of...more

Tax Court Allows Rental Loss Deduction to Architect Who Qualified as Real Estate Professional

by Moskowitz LLP on

Investors are limited in their ability to offset income with passive losses, and even real estate investors who “actively participate” in their rentals (through management, capital improvements, selection of tenants,...more

The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – A Boon for the Commercial Real Estate Industry

by Moskowitz LLP on

The new tax law ( 2017 TCJA) is great news for the commercial real estate industry. Owners of pass-through entities may deduct up to 20 percent of their business income on their tax return, subject to certain limits, and...more

IRS Provides Some Relief for Post-Divorce Grantor Trust Rule Issues

by Charles (Chuck) Rubin on

During happy days, one spouse (call him or her the “Donor Spouse”) sets up an irrevocable trust for the benefit of the other spouse (call him or her the “Donee Spouse”)....more

Tax Law’s Impact on Real Estate Industry

by Moskowitz LLP on

This GlobeSt.com article features an interview with Moskowitz Attorney Steve Moskowitz. The new tax law promises to have a significant impact on owners, investors and the real estate industry as a whole. In this exclusive,...more

At any time during 2017, did you have a financial interest in or signature authority over a financial account (such as a bank...

by Foodman CPAs & Advisors on

On April 9, 2018, IRS released Notice (IR-2018-87) to remind Taxpayers that hold foreign assets of their U.S. tax obligations which could include a filing requirement and a U.S. tax liability. This Notice applies to all U.S....more

Avoid this while filing your taxes

by Foodman CPAs & Advisors on

To avoid possible scrutiny or oversight by the IRS, Accuracy is a key factor when filing Tax Returns. Taxpayers want to make sure that their returns are processed correctly by the IRS. ...more

Virtual Currency Investors have a lot of responsibilities!

by Foodman CPAs & Advisors on

For U.S. Federal Income Tax purposes, Virtual Currency (VC) is treated as property. As a result, a VC investor ought to keep a very close watch on potential net short term capital gains (realized gain if VC is held one year...more

The 2018 IRS Dirty Dozen,Part III: Abusive Tax Shelters, Offshore Tax Schemes, and Frivolous Tax Arguments

by Moskowitz LLP on

In this post we continue our coverage of tax evasion schemes with three that make it to the IRS Dirty Dozen list every year: Abusive tax shelters, offshore tax schemes, and frivolous tax arguments....more

New Tax Law Eliminates 30-Day Safe Harbor Against CFC Status

by Carlton Fields on

The recent tax law changes have focused primarily on corporate income tax, and in the international context, mostly on outbound tax matters. However, certain less publicized changes to the Code’s controlled foreign...more

Taxpayers may have to pay Section 965 Transition Tax when filing their 2017 Tax Returns

by Foodman CPAs & Advisors on

Section 965 of the Internal Revenue Code requires certain U.S. Shareholders to pay a transition tax on the untaxed foreign earnings of certain Specified Foreign Corporations as if those earnings had been repatriated to the...more

Impact of New Tax Laws on Estate Planning

by Polsinelli on

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the “Act”) was signed into law by the President on December 22, 2017, and represents one of the most significant rewritings of the federal tax code since 1986. ...more

New Rules for Hardship Distributions

Earlier this year, Congress passed, and the President signed into law, H.R. 1892, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. In addition to providing a continuing resolution to fund the federal government, the Act includes a change...more

IRS Guidance Issued on New Interest Stripping Rules

by Charles (Chuck) Rubin on

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act substantially modified the interest stripping rules of Code §163(j). In a recent IRS notice, the IRS provided guidance on some of the provisions of the revised limitation and what new regulations...more

May I continue excluding income earned in a Foreign country after 2017?

by Foodman CPAs & Advisors on

For most Expatriates, very little changes under the Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA) because “foreign earned income” continues to be treated the same way for Individual Taxpayers under the TCJA. For others, provisions of the...more

EU Impact

by DLA Piper on

Dear Reader, What makes the EU tick, these days? The answer is, in no particular order: Turkey, Russia, the US, France, and Spain....more

Common Reporting Standard (CRS) Reporting Avoidance Game Is Over

by Foodman CPAs & Advisors on

The Common Reporting Standard (CRS) is a reality for over one hundred Jurisdictions during 2018. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has stated that there are potential and perceived loopholes...more

Tax Reform Curbs Fringe Benefits

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law on December 22, 2017. The Act modifies the tax consequences of certain employer-provided fringe benefits, including those related to transportation, moving, meals, entertainment,...more

Alabama Legislature Passes Bill to Address Calculation of Credit for Taxes Paid to Other States - State & Local Tax Alert: Alabama...

Gov. Kay Ivey signed House Bill 384, into law last Wednesday, March 28, ending a debate that has lasted for almost a decade over the scope of the individual income tax credit for certain taxes paid to other states. ...more

Bonus Depreciation: What You Need to Know for Your Business

by Bowditch & Dewey on

Since 2002, bonus depreciation under the Job Creation and Worker Assistance Act has been allowed in some form. Bonus depreciation allows for more current expensing for eligible property than allowed under the current...more

EU Targets Tax Avoidance Reporting Obligations for Intermediaries

by Jones Day on

The Situation: The Member States of the EU have unanimously agreed on a proposed directive establishing new and far-reaching tax reporting obligations for "intermediaries" and taxpayers. The Result: The proposal lays down...more

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