Check out our summary of significant Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance and relevant tax matters for the week of February 27, 2023 – March 3, 2023.

February 27, 2023: The IRS released Internal Revenue Bulletin 2023-9, which highlights the following:

  • Revenue Ruling 2023-4: This revenue ruling establishes the interest rates on tax overpayments and underpayments for the second quarter of 2023. As of April 1, 2023, the rates will be as follows:
    • Overpayments: 7%
    • Overpayments for corporations: 6%
    • Corporate overpayments for portion exceeding $10,000: 4.5%
    • Underpayments: 7%
    • Large corporate underpayments: 9%
  • Announcement 2023-6: This announcement notifies the public that the IRS intends to issue opinion letters by February 28, 2023, for pre-approved defined benefit plans that were updated for changes in plan qualification requirements and filed with the IRS during the third six-year remedial amendment cycle. This announcement also notifies the public of the date by which an adopting employer intending to maintain a pre-approved defined benefit plan for the third six-year cycle must adopt a newly approved plan and announces the beginning and ending dates of the period during which, an adopting employer may file for an individual determination letter.

February 27, 2023: The IRS released Notice 2023-21, which provides relief under Section 7508A(a) for certain persons affected by COVID-19 by disregarding the period beginning on April 15, 2020, and ending on July 15, 2020, in determining the beginning of the lookback period. Under the relief, if a taxpayer files a claim for credit or refund on or before June 22, 2023, the lookback period extends three years back from the date of the claim, disregarding the period from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020. As a result, the limit to the amount of the credit or refund would include the taxpayer’s withheld income taxes deemed paid on April 15, 2020. Relief is automatic.

February 27, 2023: The IRS released Tax Tip 2023-24, highlighting Tax Pro Account, which lets tax professionals submit an authorization request to a taxpayer’s IRS Online Account, including both power of attorney and tax information authorization requests. Taxpayers can then review, approve and sign the request electronically.

February 28, 2023: The IRS reminded farmers and fishers who did not pay all their 2022 estimated taxes by January 17 that they must file their 2022 tax return and pay the entire tax due by March 1. Disaster-area taxpayers, including farmers and fishers, have more time to file and pay.

February 28, 2023: The IRS released Tax Tip 2023-25, providing guidance on what to do when a W-2 or Form 1099 is missing or incorrect.

March 1, 2023: The IRS reminded taxpayers of their reporting and potential tax obligations on income from the gig economy and service industry, transactions from digital assets and foreign sources or holding certain foreign assets. The gig [...]

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