IRS Sets Fees for Preparer Registration Program, Clarifies PTIN Renewals »
The Internal Revenue Service released a raft of guidance Sept. 21 relating to tax preparers, establishing new user fees to take the registered tax return preparer competency exam, and a new user fee for fingerprinting in conjunction with the program.
Congress Urged to Make Research Credit Permanent for Full Impact »
Unless the research and development tax credit is made permanent, it will have limited effectiveness, will not spur new R&D among companies, and will not have a major impact on the economy, witnesses told a Senate panel Sept. 20.
Obama's $1.5 Trillion Tax Hike Puts New Face on Old Budget Proposals »
President Obama's plan to cut the budget deficit by $1.5 trillion through a series of tax increases offers a fresh look at a package of old—and generally unpopular—proposals from his annual budget requests.
Obama Signs Law Banning New Patents on Tax Strategies »
President Obama signed legislation into law Sept. 16 that bans the patenting of tax strategies.
FASB Issues Simplified Rules on Testing Goodwill for Impairment »
The Financial Accounting Standards Board Sept. 15 issued final accounting rules simplifying how entities should test goodwill for impairment by allowing them to make a preliminary assessment of qualitative factors to determine whether it is necessary to perform a goodwill impairment test.
Baucus: Increase Rates on the Rich Rather Than Cut Benefits »
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) stressed Sept. 14 that he continues to support allowing the top tax rates on the wealthiest earners to expire in 2013 and thus be increased.
IRS Extends Filing Due Date for Carryover Basis Form to Early 2012 »
The Internal Revenue Service announced Sept. 13 that large estates of people who died in 2010 will have until early next year to file required returns and pay any estate taxes due, among them the Form 8939 for electing into the carryover basis regime.
Obama Sends Jobs Bill to Congress, GOP Immediately Rejects Old Offsets »
President Obama sent the legislative language of his jobs bill to Congress Sept. 12 along with $467 billion in tax code changes he proposes to use to pay for the measure, even though those proposed tax changes have been rejected by lawmakers in the past.
Obama Says Deficit Reduction Plan Will Reform Tax Code, Target Wealthy »
President Obama Sept. 9 said that the plan he will present to Congress on Sept. 19 to pay for his jobs bill and reduce the deficit will target tax loopholes for the wealthiest corporations and ensure that everyone pays their fair share.
Cantor Says Vote on Entire Obama Plan Unlikely, GOP to Pick Pieces for Floor Action »
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said Sept. 8 that he does not expect President Obama's entire $447 billion stimulus plan to receive a House vote but instead expects Republicans will cherry pick certain provisions where there is room for agreement between the parties and put them to a vote.
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