ABA Tax Section Pushes IRS for Economic Substance Doctrine Guidance »
The American Bar Association Section of Taxation Jan. 18 urged the Internal Revenue Service to provide more guidance under the codified economic substance doctrine, with the highest priority on guidance to establish a framework under which the doctrine would be considered relevant to a particular transaction.
Hatch Warns Against Corporate Tax Hikes as Geithner Meets With CFOs »
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) expressed appreciation Jan. 14 that the administration is examining corporate tax reform options, but warned officials against attempting to increase taxes at the same time.
Camp Schedules Tax Reform Hearing to Kick Off ‘Dialogue’ With Obama »
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) announced Jan. 13 that he will hold a hearing to examine the current tax structure as the first part of efforts to begin working with the Obama administration on tax reform.
Background Checks, Definition of Tax Preparers Worrying Practitioners »
The new requirement that any practitioner who gets a tax return preparer tax identification number (PTIN) undergo a background check for tax purposes is causing some angst at law firms, Michelle Ferreira, shareholder with Greenberg Traurig LLP, said on a Jan. 11 Internal Revenue Service TaxTalkToday broadcast.
IRS Says Identity Theft Concerns Hindering Tax Preparer Registration »
The Internal Revenue Service has registered nearly 570,000 tax preparers and assigned them preparer tax identification numbers, with 17,000 more filing paper applications for PTINs, David Williams, IRS Return Preparer Office director, said Jan. 11.
IRS Modifies Rules to Gain Consent for Certain Accounting Changes »
The Internal Revenue Service announced dozens of changes to its rules for obtaining automatic consent for accounting method changes Jan. 10, including modifications to the 120-day window period and some procedures used by foreign divisions of domestic corporations.
Practitioner Warns of Massive Confusion at Hearing on Mandatory E-Filing »
A representative of the National Society of Accountants told an Internal Revenue Service panel Jan. 7 that its proposed rule on mandatory electronic filing is causing massive confusion among tax preparers and will be overwhelming when combined with all the other new requirements tax preparers are facing for 2011.
CRS Outlines Criticism of Employer-Provided Health Insurance Exclusion »
A Jan. 4 Congressional Research Service report outlined criticisms of the federal income tax exclusion for employer-provided health insurance.
House Adopts Republican Rules Changes Allowing Tax Bills Without Offsets »
The House voted 240-191 Jan. 5 to adopt a Republican rules package modifying the chamber's internal operations as well as allowing lawmakers to bring major tax-related legislation to the floor without offsets.
Key Provisions of New 2010 Tax Relief Act »
On December 17, 2010, the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (H.R. 4853) was signed into law by President Obama.
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