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The Tax Impact of Recent Federal Actions Relating to COVID-19

By , and on Mar 18, 2020
Posted In IRS Guidance, Uncategorized

On March 13, 2020, President Trump signed a Proclamation on Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (the “Stafford Act”). By invoking the Stafford Act, the President provides the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and US Department of the Treasury (the...

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Reasonable Cause for E-Filing Errors?

By and on Mar 7, 2019
Posted In Court Procedure Matters, IRS Guidance, Tax Reform, Uncategorized

Tax return filing season is fast approaching, and taxpayers big and small are preparing to file their returns. A recent US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit decision, Haynes v. United States, No. 17-50816 (5th Cir. Jan. 29, 2019), indicates that many of those taxpayers will face uncertainty if their returns are late due...

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