Presented below is our summary of significant Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance and relevant tax matters for the week of August 15, 2022 – August 19, 2022.

August 15, 2022: The IRS released Internal Revenue Bulletin 2022-33, which highlights the following:

  • Revenue Procedure 2022-29 (modifying and superseding Revenue Procedure 2006-36, 2006-38 I.R.B 498). This guidance updates how government agencies and members of the public should request the creation of special statistical studies and compilations involving return information. It also sets forth the criteria for determining reasonable fees for the costs associated with the creation of the special statistical studies and compilations.
  • Revenue Procedure 2022-34. This guidance updates the applicable percentage table used to calculate an individual’s premium tax credit beginning in calendar year 2023 and also updates the required contribution percentage for plan years beginning after calendar year 2022.

August 15, 2022: The IRS announced that interest rates for fourth quarter overpayments and underpayments will increase starting October 1, 2022. The new rates are as follows:

  • Individuals: 6% per year, compounded daily, for both overpayments and underpayments
  • Corporations: 5% for overpayments; 6% for underpayments
  • Corporate overpayments for the portion exceeding $10,000:5%
  • Large corporate underpayments: 8%

More information can be found in Revenue Ruling 2022-15, which includes tables of the calculations and explanations of how the IRS calculates the rates.

August 15, 2022: The IRS announced that it will delay the effective date of the Foreign Currency Guidance once again. The US Department of the Treasury (Treasury) and the IRS intend to amend the regulations under Internal Revenue Code Section 987 in order 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 15, 2022: The IRS released final regulations, providing guidance to states wanting to inspect certain return information for the purpose of administering state laws related to tax-exempt organizations. The final regulations reflect changes to the Internal Revenue Code made by the Pension Protection Act of 2006.

August 15, 2022: The IRS announced that Form 990-N filers will use a new sign-in process beginning in August. Smaller charities that are eligible and choose to file Form 990-N must sign into the IRS modernized authentication platform using either their active IRS username or by creating an account here.

August 15, 2022: The IRS released Tax Tip 2022-124, reminding all truckers to file Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return, on or before the August 31, 2022, deadline. Truck owners who drive a highway motor vehicle weighing 55,000 pounds or more must file the return and pay the tax. In addition, taxpayers with 25 or more taxed vehicles must e-file the form.

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