As Deadline Approaches, Taxpayers Fear Disclosing Offshore Assets »
The Internal Revenue Service's intense effort to get taxpayers to tell the government about their offshore assets may be running into difficulties even as IRS continues its crackdown on foreign banks that help taxpayers hide those assets, numerous practitioners told BNA in a series of recent interviews.
Schedule M-3 Changes by IRS Spur Confusion, E&Y Says »
Recent and previous changes by the Internal Revenue Service to the requirements for the research and development attachment to Schedule M-3 have created significant uncertainty for taxpayers, according to an Aug. 10 e-mail alert from Ernst & Young.
FASB Plans to Issue Final Standard On Goodwill Impairment Tests in September »
New guidance aimed at reducing complexity and cost related to accounting for goodwill impairment tests will be issued in September, the Financial Accounting Standards Board said Aug. 10.
AICPA: Deadline for 2010 Estate Tax Forms, Taxes Needs to Be Extended »
The Internal Revenue Service should extend the date for taxpayers to file forms associated with estate taxes for decedents who died in 2010 and the time period of estate taxes to be paid for 2010, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants said in a letter Aug. 8.
S&P Downgrade Reignites Debate on Revenue Raisers »
President Obama Aug. 8 called on the new joint committee tasked with reducing the national debt to take a balanced approach that includes revenue raisers and entitlement reform, essentially reigniting the partisan debate over tax increases.
Obama Signs Aviation Tax Extension; IRS Says No Refunds or Retroactivity »
The Federal Aviation Administration will be able to resume all its regular functions, such as collecting aviation taxes and funding airport construction projects, after President Obama Aug. 5 signed a short-term extension.
Senate to Take Up House FAA Extension, Paving Way for Tax Collection »
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced Aug. 4 that House and Senate lawmakers have reached a deal to extend Federal Aviation Administration tax and spending authority, ending a two-week standoff over stopgap legislation.
The Mechanics of the Debt Deal »
While the most important part of the debt deal was to lift the cloud of uncertainty over our economy by raising the debt limit, it is important to understand the mechanics of the Budget Control Act of 2011 (S. 365).
Debt Limit Increases, but Lawmakers Still Fighting Over Plans for Tax Hikes »
President Obama ended the drama over the debt limit Aug. 2 by signing into law an increase that should allow the government to finance its debt through 2012, but posturing continued as Democrats insisted that lawmakers endorse new tax revenues before the end of the year.
Republicans See Little Chance Debt Commission Will Specify Tax Increases »
The House voted Aug. 1 to pass a sweeping deficit reduction and debt ceiling increase package aimed at cutting the budget deficit by more than $2 trillion over the next 10 years.
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