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How will the IRS Spend its $80 Billion Windfall?

Among the provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 was an appropriation of $80 billion for the Internal Revenue Service. To date, the IRS has not provided a specific operational plan despite instruction from Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen last August to do so. However, based on the appropriations budget, we have a…

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Employee Retention Tax Credit

As we roll into tax season, a tax credit that began in the early days of COVID is back in the news, offering small businesses both the opportunity to save money … and the potential for problems. The Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERC) was designed to reward small businesses that kept their employees on payroll…

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Short-Term Rentals and Self-Employment Tax: What Landlords Need to Know

As long as people have owned property, they have earned income by renting it out to others, both for long-term living and for short-term stays. In the last decade and a half, however, the short-term rental market has exploded. As rental brokers like VRBO and Airbnb have gained in popularity, more people than ever are…

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IRS Tax Relief for California Storm Victims: What You Need to Know

California has been in for nasty weather this year, having been hit since January with an onslaught of storms that have resulted in floods, mudslides, and evacuations. As Californians struggle to recover, there is a silver lining: the IRS has announced that affected taxpayers will have until October 16, 2023, to file various individual and business tax…

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Oversight in IRS Guidance Affecting S Corporations

Late last October, we wrote about a new revenue procedure by the IRS that allows S corporations and their shareholders to resolve certain issues without having to resort to a private letter ruling (PLR). Prior to this revenue procedure, S corporations and their shareholders were often forced to turn to PLRs to resolve even simple mistakes. Since the…

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Foreign Tax Credit Regulations: Recent Updates for Taxpayers with Royalty Income from Abroad

If you are an American taxpayer who earns income from abroad, you may already be familiar with the foreign tax credit (FTC). In short, taxpayers who pay taxes to foreign countries for income earned abroad may be able to offset a portion of their tax liability in the US using the FTC. For companies and…

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US Companies Get Temporary Relief from Global Minimum Tax

On Monday, July 17th, countries around the world agreed to updated administrative guidance from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). This new guidance allows countries that have implemented the new global minimum corporate tax (GMCT) additional time to prepare, providing temporary relief for American companies. Background Over the past few decades, technological improvements…

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