Obama Expected to Include Tax Cuts in $300 Billion Job Growth Plan »
President Obama is expected to unveil a $300 billion proposal that would include tax cuts, such as an extension of the payroll tax holiday, and spending initiatives designed to spur job creation when he addresses Congress Sept. 8.
Specifications for Registered Return Preparer Competency Exam Issued »
The specifications outline the key areas that the approximately 120-question test will cover: preliminary work and collection of taxpayer data; treatment of income and assets; deductions and credits; other taxes—such as the alternative minimum tax; completion of the filing process; practices and procedures; and ethics.
Final Rules on Gifts, Estates, Trusts Included in Treasury Guidance Plan »
A number of final rules in the gifts, estates, and trusts arena were announced in the 2011-2012 priority guidance plan released Sept. 2, including rules on graduated grantor retained annuity trusts, rules on extensions of time to make allocations of generation-skipping transfer tax exemptions, and rules on the ordering for charitable payments made by a charitable lead trust.
IRS Provides Tax Relief to Victims of Hurricane Irene »
The Internal Revenue Service is providing tax relief (IR-2011-87 and IR-2011-88) to individual and business taxpayers impacted by Hurricane Irene.
Democrats See Reform Talking Points in Report on Corporate Tax Dodging »
A new report suggesting that 25 top chief executive officers took home more in pay than their corporations paid in taxes will help underscore a key message from Democrats as they continue to argue for major changes in the tax system, Democrats and analysts told BNA Aug. 31
Swiss Memo Outlines Possible Compromise on U.S. Demands »
A memorandum from the Swiss government outlining a possible compromise with the United States regarding secret bank accounts held by U.S. nationals with Swiss banks would have Swiss authorities combing through bank data on behalf of U.S. authorities to identify account holders who may be evading U.S. tax, according to a copy of the memorandum obtained by BNA.
Obama Economic Adviser Pick Favors Tax Credits to Encourage Hiring »
President Obama Aug. 29 announced his intent to nominate Alan Krueger as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, to provide him with advice on economic policy.
IRS Extends Deadline for Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program »
Those who want to participate in the government's program to tell the Internal Revenue Service about their offshore assets will have until Sept. 9, 2011, to participate due to the potential impact of Hurricane Irene, IRS said Aug. 26.
New IRS Carryover Basis Guidance Offers Limited Relief for Estates »
New estate tax guidance from the Internal Revenue Service offers limited relief for executors who want to file amended carryover basis returns, Steve Akers, a managing director with Bessemer Trust in Dallas, told BNA Aug. 25.
Businesses Encouraged by Vote to Repeal 3 Percent Withholding Rule »
Businesses were encouraged Aug. 24 by a promise for a vote on a measure to repeal a law that requires federal, state, and local governments to withhold 3 percent from payments for goods and services.
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