Presented below is our summary of significant Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance and relevant tax matters for the week of June 3 – 7, 2019.

June 4, 2019: The IRS issued a news release noting that it granted tax relief to victims of severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding in Oklahoma by postponing until

On May 31, 2019, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) released a report indicating that changes may be in the works regarding assertion of accuracy-related penalties in examinations handled by the IRS Large Business & International (LB&I) Division.

The TIGTA report reviewed the results of closed LB&I examinations for the fiscal years 2015 through 2017 and concluded that the IRS assessed accuracy-related penalties upon only 6% of the 4,600 examined returns with additional tax assessments of $10,000 or more. In comparison, the IRS Small Business / Self Employed (SB/SE) Division assessed accuracy-related penalties upon 25% of its examined returns with additional tax assessments of $10,000 or more.
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Presented below is our summary of significant Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance and relevant tax matters for the week of May 27 – May 31, 2019.

May 28, 2019: The IRS released Announcement 2019-05 listing recent disciplinary sanctions against attorneys, CPAs, enrolled agents, enrolled actuaries, enrolled retirement plan agents and appraisers.

May 30, 2019: The

Last week, the IRS unveiled a major change in how it identifies its biggest and most complex large corporations for examination. The move is part of the IRS’s broader efforts toward “portfolio management”—maximizing and modernizing its resources to focus upon areas of highest tax compliance risk.

The IRS’s Large Business and International Division (LB&I) has

Presented below is our summary of significant Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance and relevant tax matters for the week of May 13 – May 17, 2019.

May 13, 2019: The IRS released a statement regarding the National Taxpayer Advocate position announcing it as seeking candidates from the tax community to fill the vacancy.

May 13,

Presented below is our summary of significant Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance and relevant tax matters for the week of April 22–26, 2019.

April 22, 2019: In an effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden the IRS requested public comments on forms, reporting and recordkeeping requirements under numerous code provisions.

April 24, 2019: The IRS