Student Loan Payments May Be Considered in Deciding Ability to Pay »
Taxpayers will be allowed to have their minimum payments on certain student loans for post-high school education taken into account when calculating their ability to pay federal tax liabilities, according to an Internal Revenue Service Small Business/Self-Employed Division memo.
Supporters Preparing for June Push on New Markets Tax Credit Extension »
Supporters of the New Markets Tax Credit will flock to Washington in two weeks to sway lawmakers on the importance of the credit, just as House Ways and Means Committee members resume their examination of expired and expiring tax breaks.
Work Plan on IFRS Expected in 'Matter of Weeks,' SEC's Walter Says »
The Securities and Exchange Commission staff expects “in a matter of weeks” to provide the agency with a final work plan for the convergence of International Financial Reporting Standards and U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, Commissioner Elisse Walter said May 22.
States Tout Growing Momentum for Federal 'Marketplace Fairness' Law »
State lawmakers and tax administrators May 23 touted several significant developments in Congress that suggest momentum is growing for passage of federal marketplace fairness legislation that would allow states to collect sales taxes on remote transactions.
Finance Democrats Not Sold on House Plan for Fast-Track Tax Reform »
Democratic members of the Senate Finance Committee offered views May 22 that ranged from unfamiliarity to outright disinterest in House Republicans' plans to fast-track tax reform in 2013, suggesting Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp's (R-Mich.) first steps toward compromise on reform are already facing a challenge.
Fresh Start Initiative Analysis Altered With Flexible Terms in OIC Program »
The Internal Revenue Service May 21 expanded its Fresh Start Initiative with changes to the financial analysis it uses to determine which taxpayers qualify for its Offer in Compromise program.
Uncertain Tax Position Reports Yielding Valuable Information for IRS »
The Internal Revenue Service's new program for taxpayer reporting of uncertain tax positions is still being implemented, but it already is producing useful information that will help the Service focus on tax issues requiring broader attention, two senior agency officials said May 17.
Some Upfront Payments Made by CFCs Not U.S. Property, IRS Says »
Upfront payments arising from some notional principal contracts made by controlled foreign corporations (CFCs) do not constitute U.S. property, the Internal Revenue Service said in proposed and final and temporary rules unveiled May 10.
CEOs: Reconsider Obama Plan to Tax Dividends at Ordinary Income Rates »
The Obama administration should reconsider its decision to advocate taxing dividends at ordinary income rates of 43.4 percent because it will have an adverse effect on job creation and economic growth, a group of chief executive officers said in a May 9 letter to the Treasury Department.
Witnesses to Tell IRS That Tangible Property Rules Are Too Complicated »
The Internal Revenue Service's comprehensive regulations (REG-168745-03, T.D. 9564) on accounting for tangible property are too complicated and will make compliance difficult, witnesses are expected to tell the agency at a May 9 hearing.
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