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What You Need To Know About the Repair Regulations - Written by T-HALLC
This newsletter features “Repair Reg” Rules that affect all businesses purchasing depreciable fixed assets. Every business that purchases fixed assets needs to read this. 2014 is the ...
2015 Payroll Changes - Summarized by T-HALLC
The following payroll tax changes are effective for wages paid after December 31, 2014....
The Individual Mandate Under the Affordable Care Act - Written by T-HALLC
Beginning in 2014, unless your are covered by an exemption, you are required to maintain basic health insurance coverage (known as minimum essential coverage) for yourself and any of your dependents, ...
Are You Staying Compliant Under the Affordable Care Act & IRC Sec. 4980D? - Written by T-HALLC
IRC Sec. 4980D - Failure to Meet Certain Group Health Plan Requirements imposes a tax on any failure of a group health plan to meet the certain requirements of the Affordable Care Act. The amount of t...
The Individual Mandate Under the Affordable Care Act - Written by T-HALLC
Beginning in 2014, unless your are covered by an exemption, you are required to maintain basic health insurance coverage (known as minimum essential coverage) for yourself and any of your dependents, ...
Tax legislation advances as filing season concludes successfully
Congress returned to work in April after a two week recess and the House immediately passed a slew of tax-related bills. In rapid succession, House lawmakers voted to repeal the federal estate tax, ma...
IRS reports decline in audit coverage following budget shortfalls
The IRS budget has suffered significant funding cuts to the past few fiscal year (FY) budgets. Most recently, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told reporters that the IRS has been forced to absorb a $34...
Individuals can begin to prepare for the 2016 filing season
It is never too early to begin planning for the 2016 filing season, the IRS has advised in seven new planning tips published on its website. Although the current filing season has just ended, there ar...
How do I...Protect against tax-related identity theft?
The IRS expects to receive more than 150 million individual income tax returns this year and issue billions of dollars in refunds. That huge pool of refunds drives scam artists and criminals to steal ...
FAQ…do I need a receipt for every gift to charity
The IRS requires that taxpayers substantiate their donations to charity. Whatever the donation is, whether money or a household item or clothing, the substantiation rules must be followed. The rules a...
May 2015 tax compliance calendar
As an individual or business, it is your responsibility to be aware of and to meet your tax filing/reporting deadlines. This calendar summarizes important tax reporting and filing data for individuals...
New challenges for 2014 year-end tax planning
Before the fast-approaching new year, it’s important to take some time and reflect on year-end tax planning. The weeks pass quickly and the arrival of January 1, 2015 will close the doors to som...
Wolters Kluwer, CCH projects 2015 tax rate brackets and other tax figures adjusted for inflation
Taxpayers will receive some modest relief for the 2015 tax year, thanks to the mandatory annual inflation-adjustments provided under the Tax Code. When there is inflation, indexing of brackets lowers ...
Employers prepare for employer mandate and Code Sec. 6056 reporting
As January 1, 2015 draws closer, many employers are gearing up for the “employer mandate” under the Affordable Care Act. For 2015, there is special transition relief for mid-size employers...
FAQ: Are employer-provided meals deduction/income?
Every year the IRS publishes a list of projects that are currently on its agenda. For example, the IRS may indicate through this list that it is working on a new set of procedures relating to claiming...
Employers get first look at health insurance information reporting
Since passage of the Affordable Care Act, several key requirements for employers have been delayed, including reporting of health coverage offered to employees, known as Code Sec. 6056 reporting. As 2...
IRS Commissioner predicts bumpy 2015 filing season due to budget cuts
As the 2015 filing season approaches, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen is bracing taxpayers for more reductions in customer service unless the agency receives more funding. According to Koskinen, the IR...

Penalty relief available for taxpayers with incorrect Forms 1095-A

The IRS announced in April limited penalty relief for taxpayers who had rec...


U.S. Resident who ignored checkbox and instructions is liable for failure to file FBAR penalty

An individual taxpayer has learned the hard way that the IRS does not look ...


"Doc Fix" bill includes enhanced IRS levy authority on Medicare providers

On April 16, President Obama signed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reaut...


Agencies post FAQs on wellness programs

Wellness programs sponsored by employers are growing in popularity. The Pat...


IRS Commissioner cautions taxpayers to expect reduced service levels

Going into the 2015 filing season, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen cautioned...


IRS to provide transition relief for ABLE accounts established before guidance issued

The IRS will provide transition relief for Achieving a Better Life Experien...


Treasury provides relief for incorrect Forms 1095-A

The U.S. Treasury Department has announced relief for individuals who may h...


IRS revises FATCA reporting for certain foreign retirement, pension and savings accounts

The IRS has announced in Updated Instructions to Form 8938, Statement of Sp...


Tax Court reversed: taxpayer can claim ordinary loss on abandoned securities

The Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has reversed the Tax Court and c...


IRS will disallow most severance-pay FICA refunds after Quality Stores ruling

The IRS has announced that it will disallow claims for refunds of Fede...


PA - Interest, penalties limitations for appeals extended

For purposes of Philadelphia real estate tax and realty use and occupancy t...