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Weekly IRS Roundup June 27 – July 1, 2022

Presented below is our summary of significant Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance and relevant tax matters for the week of June 27, 2022 – July 1, 2022. Additionally, for continuing updates on the tax impact of COVID-19, please visit our resource page here.

June 27, 2022: The IRS issued Bulletin 2022-26, announcing that it is revising the optional standard mileage rates for business, medical and moving expenses. This modification stems from increased fuel prices. The revised standard mileage rates are 62.5 cents per mile for business expenses and 22 cents per mile for medical and moving expenses.

June 27, 2022: The IRS issued Notice 2022-30, announcing that it intends to amend regulations under sections 59A and 6038A to defer the applicability date of certain provisions related to qualified derivative payments (QDPs) until 2025.

June 28, 2022: The IRS issued Rev. Proc. 2022-26, which provides the exclusive procedures for requesting a determination under § 4672(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) that a substance be added to or removed from the list of taxable substances.

June 28, 2022: The IRS proposed amendments to regulations under section 2053, which provide guidance on determining: (1) the amount deductible by an estate for funeral expenses, administration expenses and certain claims against the estate; (2) the deductibility of interest expenses accruing on tax and penalties owed by an estate and interest expenses accruing on certain loan obligations incurred by an estate; (3) the requirements for substantiating the value of a claim against an estate that is deductible; and (4) the deductibility of amounts paid under a decedent’s personal guarantee.

June 29, 2022: The Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC) released its annual report to US Congress. The featured recommendations include a focus on budget support for the IRS as well as enhancements to e-filing. The IRS issued a subsequent news release discussing the report.

June 29, 2022: The IRS issued Notice 2022-31, providing guidance on changes made by section 9707 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) to the election of alternative minimum funding standards under section 430(m) of the Code for a defined benefit pension plan that is a community newspaper or any other plan that is sponsored by an eligible newspaper plan sponsor.

June 29, 2022: The IRS announced that beginning September 25, 2022, it will implement a new electronic fingerprinting process, which will require users to schedule an appointment with an IRS authorized vendor for fingerprinting. The deadline to mail in fingerprint cards (Form FD-258) to the IRS is August 15, 2022.

July 1, 2022: The IRS released its weekly list of written determinations (e.g., Private Letter Rulings, Technical Advice Memorandums and Chief Counsel Advice).

Special thanks to Sarah Raben in our Chicago office for this week’s roundup.




Weekly IRS Roundup May 16 – May 20, 2022

Presented below is our summary of significant Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance and relevant tax matters for the week of May 16, 2022 – May 20, 2022. Additionally, for continuing updates on the tax impact of COVID-19, please visit our resource page here.

May 16, 2022: The IRS issued an internal memorandum related to a revised definition of “Appeals Coordinated Issues” to streamline the issue coordination process and reduce confusion over terminology.

May 20, 2022: The IRS has requested comments relating to quarterly federal excise tax return reporting.

May 20, 2022: The IRS announced an increase in interest rates for the calendar quarter beginning July 1, 2022, and subsequently released Revenue Ruling 2022-11.

May 20, 2022: The IRS issued a revised set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) contained in Fact Sheet 2022-29 that relate to the Child Tax Credit, as expanded by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA). The IRS also provided a link, reminding taxpayers when they can rely on FAQs.

May 20, 2022: The IRS released its weekly list of written determinations (e.g., Private Letter Rulings, Technical Advice Memorandums and Chief Counsel Advice).




Weekly IRS Roundup May 1 – May 7, 2022

Presented below is our summary of significant Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance and relevant tax matters for the week of May 1, 2022 – May 7, 2022. Additionally, for continuing updates on the tax impact of COVID-19, please visit our resource page here.

May 2, 2022: The IRS issued a news release as part of National Small Business Week, setting forth various resources to assist entrepreneurs with the tax aspects of starting and running a small business.

May 2, 2022: The IRS issued a news release, announcing the opening of the application period for 2023 grants under the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) program, an IRS program created to assist organizations in providing pro bono representation to low-income and English as a second language (ESL) taxpayers in federal tax disputes.

May 3, 2022: The IRS issued Notice 2022-23, setting forth proposed changes to the procedures regarding qualified intermediary withholding agreements under Treas. Reg. §§ 1.1441-1(e)(5) and (e)(6). The Notice states that the proposed changes, subject to modifications based on comments received, will be finalized in a forthcoming Revenue Procedure and apply to qualified intermediary withholding agreements in effect on or after January 1, 2023.

May 3, 2022: The IRS issued a news release as part of National Small Business Week, urging small business owners to take advantage of the deductions for business-related food and beverage expenses (as expanded for 2022 pursuant to Section 274(n)(2)(D) of the Code), home office expenses and certain other deductions and benefits applicable to small businesses.

May 4, 2022: The IRS issued proposed regulations, providing updates to the rules regarding the use of actuarial tables in valuing annuities, interests for life or a term of years and remainder or reversionary interests under Section 7520 of the Code.

May 4, 2022: The IRS issued a news release as part of National Small Business Week, providing certain resources regarding estimated tax payments and encouraging taxpayers to make estimated tax payments electronically.

May 5, 2022: The IRS issued a news release as part of National Hurricane Preparedness Week and National Wildfire Awareness Month, reminding taxpayers of certain best practices to minimize the effect of natural disasters on tax compliance.

May 5, 2022: The IRS issued a news release as part of National Small Business Week, urging small businesses to take advantage of electronic options to file payroll tax returns and to pay and make deposits of payroll taxes.

May 6, 2022: The IRS issued Revenue Procedure 2022-22 and an accompanying news release, providing simplified procedures for certain residents of Puerto Rico to claim the Child Tax Credit under Section 24 of the Code, as expanded by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA).

May 6, 2022: The IRS issued a news release as part of National Small Business Week, providing information to [...]

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Weekly IRS Roundup April 10 – April 16, 2022

Presented below is our summary of significant Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance and relevant tax matters for the week of April 10, 2022 – April 16, 2022. Additionally, for continuing updates on the tax impact of COVID-19, please visit our resource page here.

April 11, 2022: The IRS issued a news release, reminding taxpayers of the option to obtain an Identity Protection PIN to guard against tax-related identity theft.

April 12, 2022: The IRS issued a news release announcing the mailing of letters to certain taxpayers, notifying them of additional actions that must be taken to comply with the administrative requirements applicable to Qualified Opportunity Funds (QOFs).

April 12, 2022: The IRS issued a news release addressing certain common misconceptions regarding income tax refunds.

April 13, 2022: The IRS issued a news release, urging taxpayers who have filed their 2021 individual income tax returns to use the IRS Tax Withholding Estimator to ensure they are subject to an appropriate level of salary withholding for 2022.

April 13, 2022: The IRS issued a news release, providing an update to a Fact Sheet containing answers to frequently asked questions regarding the 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit, enacted as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

April 13, 2022: The IRS issued a news release, providing an update to a Fact Sheet containing answers to frequently asked questions regarding the 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit, enacted as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA).

April 14, 2022: The IRS issued a news release urging low- and moderate-income taxpayers to use IRS Free File to prepare and electronically file their tax returns.

April 14, 2022: The IRS issued a news release, reminding taxpayers of the resources available on irs.gov that can answer their tax questions.

April 15, 2022: The IRS issued Notice 2022-15, providing relief (for Q3 2022 through Q1 2023) with respect to penalties under Section 6656 of the Code for failure to make deposits of “Superfund” chemical taxes under Sections 4661 and 4671 of the Code, as reinstated by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The Notice also provides that, for Q1 2023 through Q3 2023, and subject to certain conditions, the IRS will not prohibit a taxpayer from using the Treas. Reg. § 40.6302(c)-1(b)(2)(v) “deposit safe harbor” if the taxpayer fails to make deposits of Superfund chemical taxes.

April 15, 2022: The IRS issued a news release, notifying taxpayers that CP2100 and CP2100A notices, which are sent semiannually to notify taxpayers who filed certain information returns that information on the returns does not match IRS records, will be sent out beginning in mid-April 2022.

April 15, 2022: The IRS issued a news release, reminding [...]

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Weekly IRS Roundup March 20 – March 26, 2022

Presented below is our summary of significant Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance and relevant tax matters for the week of March 20, 2022 – March 26, 2022. Additionally, for continuing updates on the tax impact of COVID-19, please visit our resource page here.

March 21, 2022: The IRS issued Revenue Ruling 2022-07, addressing the disclosure of tax information pursuant to certain exceptions to the general non-disclosure rule of Internal Revenue Code (Code) Section 6103(a). The Revenue Ruling, which modifies and supersedes Revenue Ruling 2004-53, generally holds that individuals who lawfully obtain tax information under the disclosure exception in Section 6103(c) of the Code are subject to restrictions on redisclosure. However, individuals who obtain tax information under the exceptions in Section 6103(e) or 6013(k)(6) of the Code are not subject to restrictions on redisclosure. The ruling further holds that these results are not affected by whether the individuals are government employees.

March 21, 2022: The IRS issued Notice 2022-14, providing guidance on various interest rates relevant to employee benefit plans under the Code.

March 22, 2022: The IRS issued a news release, providing tips to taxpayers on how to avoid common tax return filing mistakes.

March 22, 2022: The IRS issued a news release, reminding taxpayers of the various electronic payment and deferred payment options available to those who owe taxes with the filing of their individual income tax returns.

March 23, 2022: The IRS issued a news release, providing an update to a Fact Sheet that contains answers to frequently asked questions regarding the tax treatment of 2020 unemployment compensation, taking into account relief provided by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA).

March 23, 2022: The IRS issued a news release, setting forth common reasons why certain tax refunds may take longer than 21 days to be issued.

March 25, 2022: The IRS issued proposed regulations, setting forth an exception to the “unified plan rule” for multiple employer plans (MEPs) under Section 413(c) of the Code.

March 25, 2022: The IRS issued Revenue Procedure 2022-15, providing an update to the rules taxpayers can use when generating substitutes for Form 941 (Employer’s Quarterly Federal Tax Return) and associated forms and schedules.

March 25, 2022: The IRS issued Revenue Procedure 2022-18, waiving the residence requirements needed to qualify for benefits under Section 911 of the Code for the 2021 taxable year, with respect to certain individual taxpayers who departed from Iraq, Burma, Chad, Afghanistan or Ethiopia in 2021.

March 25, 2022: The IRS issued a news release estimating that a total of nearly $1.5 billion worth of unclaimed tax refunds are available to approximately 1.5 million taxpayers who did not file individual income tax returns for the 2018 taxable year and urging those taxpayers to file such returns prior to the applicable deadlines in [...]

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