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Weekly IRS Roundup March 18 – March 22, 2024

Check out our summary of significant Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance and relevant tax matters for the week of March 18, 2024 – March 22, 2024.

March 18, 2024: The IRS released Internal Revenue Bulletin 2024-12, which includes the following:

  • Notice 2024-26, which announces that withholding agents (both US and foreign persons) are administratively exempt from having to electronically file Forms 1042, Annual Withholding Tax Return for U.S. Source Income of Foreign Persons, which are required to be filed in calendar year 2024. Withholding agents who are foreign persons are administratively exempt in calendar year 2025 as well.
  • Announcement 2024-14, which revokes the § 501(c)(3) determination for Uplifting Her Inc. and stipulates that contributions made to the organization by individual donors are no longer deductible under § 170(b)(1)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code).
  • Notice 2024-25, which provides population figures to use in calculating the 2024 calendar year population-based component of the state housing credit ceiling under § 42(h)(3)(C)(ii), the 2024 calendar year volume cap under § 146, and the 2024 volume limit under § 142(k)(5) of the Code.
  • Notice 2024-27, which requests additional comments on any situation in which an election under § 6417(a) of the Code could be made for a credit that was purchased in a transfer for which an election under § 6418(a) is made.
  • Revenue Procedure 2024-15, which modifies Revenue Procedure 2005-62 by expanding the definition of “public utility” to include all public utilities, not just investor-owned utilities, and changes the definition of a “qualifying securitization” to allow payments to be provided at least annually. The revenue procedure also sets forth the manner in which a public utility may treat certain legislatively authorized securitization transactions involving the issuance of debt instruments by a qualifying state financing entity, which is entered into by the public utility to recover specified costs through a non-bypassable surcharge to customers within the utility’s historic service area.

March 18, 2024: The IRS reminded taxpayers of the various ways to prevent typical errors on their federal tax returns to help speed up potential refunds, including using electronic filing, keeping copies of tax returns and ensuring the filing status is correct.

March 19, 2024: The IRS released Revenue Procedure 2024-17, which provides that war, civil unrest or similar adverse conditions precluded the normal conduct of business in Ukraine, Belarus, Sudan, Haiti, Niger and Iraq on or after various 2023 dates and, therefore, individuals with established residency or physical presence on or before the relevant dates are eligible for income exclusion under § 911(d)(1) of the Code.

March 19, 2024: The IRS released Notice 2024-29, which provides guidance on the corporate bond monthly yield curve, the corresponding spot segment rates used under § 417(e)(3), the 24-month average segment rates used under § 430(h)(2), the interest rate on 30-year Treasury securities under § 417I(3)(A)(ii)(II) as in [...]

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Weekly IRS Roundup October 24 – October 28, 2022

Presented below is our summary of significant Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance and relevant tax matters for the week of October 24, 2022 – October 28, 2022.

October 24, 2022: The IRS released Internal Revenue Bulletin 2022-43, which highlights the following:

  • Revenue Procedure 2022-31: This procedure provides guidance on the development, printing and approval of 2022 substitute tax forms.
  • Revenue Procedure 2022-37: This procedure provides the amounts of unused housing credit carryovers allocated to qualified states under Section 42(h)(3)(D) of the Internal Revenue Code for calendar year 2022.
  • Notice 2022-41: This notice expands the application of permitted change-in-status rules for health coverage under a Section 125 cafeteria plan. Specifically, this notice addresses when a plan participant may want to revoke an employee’s election under the cafeteria plan for family coverage under a group health plan (other than a flexible spending arrangement) in order to allow one or more family members to enroll in a Qualified Health Plan through a Health Insurance Exchange in the individual market.
  • Notice 2022-46: This notice requests comments on tax credits for clean vehicles.
  • Notice 2022-47: This notice requests comments on energy security tax credits for manufacturing.
  • Notice 2022-48: This notice requests comments on incentive provisions for improving the energy efficiency of residential and commercial buildings.
  • Notice 2022-49: This notice requests comments on certain energy generation incentives.
  • Notice 2022-50: This notice requests comments on the elective payment of applicable credits and the transfer of certain credits.
  • Notice 2022-51: This notice requests comments on prevailing wage, apprenticeship, domestic content and energy community requirements under the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.
  • Notice 2022-52: This notice provides additional temporary relief from certain requirements under Section 42 by extending the placed-in-service deadlines for qualified low-income housing projects. The notice is a result of numerous inquiries received related to labor and supply chain disruptions delaying the construction, rehabilitation and restoration of properties.

October 24, 2022: The IRS reminded taxpayers who sell goods and provide services that they may receive a Form 1099-K, Payment Card and Third-Party Network Transactions, for transactions that amount to more than $600 for the year. Income from part-time work and side jobs is taxable, and taxpayers must report all their income unless it is excluded by law. Money received from friends and relatives as personal gifts or reimbursements for expenses is not taxable.

October 24, 2022: The IRS released COVID Tax Tip 2022-162, providing information related to early withdrawals from retirement funds.

October 25, 2022: The IRS reminded farmers, ranchers and farm workers that they can find ag-related tax information on

October 26, 2022: The IRS released Tax Tip 2022-164, advising [...]

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