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Weekly IRS Roundup September 4 – September 8, 2023

Check out our summary of significant Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance and relevant tax matters for the week of September 4, 2023 – September 8, 2023.

September 5, 2023: The IRS released Internal Revenue Bulletin 2023-36, which includes proposed regulations implementing the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008.

September 5, 2023: The IRS released Tax Tip 2023-108, outlining basic tax advice for entrepreneurs who want to start a new business. The Tax Tip addresses business structures, selecting a tax year, employer identification numbers and reminds taxpayers to investigate applicable state tax requirements.

September 5, 2023: In light of September being National Preparedness Month, the IRS reminded taxpayers to develop an emergency preparedness plan and outlined steps for mitigating losses during a disaster.

September 5, 2023: The IRS issued Fact Sheet 2023-20 to explain how pass-through entities that are electronically filing Schedules K-2 and K-3 should report negative amounts, which are not permitted for certain line items. The Fact Sheet cautions that the IRS has not opined on whether it is legally appropriate to use negative values.

September 6, 2023: The IRS released Tax Tip 2023-109, providing advice to taxpayers who are still considering a tax return preparer.

September 6, 2023: The IRS extended tax relief to individuals and businesses impacted by Hurricane Idalia in South Carolina. As a result, affected individuals filing personal income tax returns on extensions expiring on October 16, 2023, calendar-year partnerships and S corporations whose extensions expire on October 16, 2023, and calendar-year corporations whose 2022 extensions expire on November 15, 2023, now have until February 15, 2024, to file returns and pay related taxes.

September 6, 2023: The IRS announced that the application period for the 2024 Compliance Assurance Process (CAP) program is now open and will run from September 6 to October 31, 2023. The IRS will inform applicants if they’re accepted into the program in February 2024. The CAP program enables taxpayers and the IRS to resolve issues before filing tax returns. To apply, applicants must (1) have assets of $10 million or more, (2) be a US publicly traded corporation with a legal requirement to prepare and submit US Securities and Exchange Commission Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K, and (3) not be under investigation by, or in litigation with, any government agency that would limit the IRS’s access to current tax records.

September 6, 2023: The IRS reminded taxpayers who pay estimated taxes that the deadline to submit their third quarter payments is September 15, 2023.

September 8, 2023: The IRS announced it will be dedicating greater resources to wealthy taxpayers. As part of this effort, the IRS will ensure audit rates do not increase for those earning less than $400,000 a year and will add new fairness safeguards for those claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit. The IRS [...]

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Weekly IRS Roundup August 22 – August 26, 2022

Presented below is our summary of significant Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance and relevant tax matters for the week of August 22, 2022 – August 26, 2022.

August 22, 2022: The IRS released Internal Revenue Bulletin 2022-34, which highlights the following:

  • Notice 2022-33. This guidance extends the deadlines for amending a retirement plan or individual retirement arrangement to reflect certain provisions of Division O of the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, known as the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019, and section 104 of Division M of the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, known as the Bipartisan American Miners Act of 2019.
  • Notice 2022-34. This guidance delays the effective date of Foreign Currency Guidance again. The Department of Treasury and IRS intend to amend the regulations under section 987 to defer the applicability date of the 2016 final regulations and related 2019 final regulations by one additional year. The amendments would apply to the taxable year beginning on January 1, 2024.

August 22, 2022: The IRS issued Notice 2022-35 providing updates on the corporate bond monthly yield curve, the corresponding segment rates, the 24-month average corporate bond segment rates, the 25-year average segment rates, and the 30-year Treasury securities interest rates.

August 22, 2022: The IRS issued Tax Tip 2022-128 highlighting available resources to aspiring entrepreneurs about the basics of setting up a business.

August 23, 2022: The IRS issued Notice 2022-37 announcing that Treasury and the IRS intend to amend the section 871(m) regulations. This will delay the effective/applicability date of certain rules in those final regulations and extend the phase-in period provided in Notice 2020-2.

August 23, 2022: The IRS issued Tax Tip 2022-129 encouraging taxpayers who file federal excise taxes to file and pay electronically.

August 23, 2022: The IRS released the late-May filing season statistics for all Forms 1040 processed by the IRS for tax year 2021.

August 24, 2022: The IRS released Tax Tip 2022-130 announcing the addition of instructions for Form 8821, Tax Information Authorization in traditional Chinese.

August 24, 2022: The IRS announced it is refunding $1.2 billion in penalties for 1.6 million taxpayers related to certain 2019 and 2020 tax returns filed late. Notice 2022-36 provides penalty relief from certain failure to file penalties and certain international information return penalties. The relevant penalties will be waived, abated, refunded or credited. The relief is designed to help struggling taxpayers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and to allow the IRS to focus resources on processing backlogged tax returns and taxpayer correspondence. We provided a more detailed analysis of the Notice 2022-36 here.

August 25, 2022: The IRS released Covid Tax Tip 2022-131 reminding taxpayers that the deadline to file tax returns for those that requested an extension is October 17, 2022.

August 26, 2022: The IRS released its weekly list of written determinations (e.g., Private Letter Rulings, Technical Advice Memorandums and [...]

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