Check out our summary of significant Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance and relevant tax matters for the week of June 24, 2024 – June 28, 2024.

June 24, 2024: The IRS released Internal Revenue Bulletin 2024-26, which includes the following:

  • Notice 2024-45, which provides the inflation adjustment factors and applicable amounts for the credit for Clean Hydrogen Production Tax Credit under § 45V of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) for calendar years 2023 and 2024.
  • Notice 2024-46, which provides that payments made by Norfolk Southern to individuals affected by the 2023 train derailment incident in East Palestine, Ohio, are considered “qualified disaster relief payments” under Code § 139, which should be excluded from gross income if they are not otherwise covered by insurance.
  • Notice 2024-50, which adds polyoxymethylene to the list of “taxable substances” subject to an excise tax under Code § 4672(a). The effective date of this modification for purposes of Code § 4662(e) refund claims is July 1, 2022.
  • Notice 2024-51, which provides the 2023 reference price under Code § 45K(d)(2)(C), applicable in determining the credit amounts provided under Code § 43 and § 45I and that percentage depletion for oil and natural gas produced from marginal properties and oil credits under Code § 613A.

June 25, 2024: The IRS apologized to hedge fund manager Ken Griffith and other taxpayers affected by the tax data leak perpetrated by former IRS contractor Charles Littlejohn.

June 26, 2024: The IRS highlighted challenges it encountered during the 2024 filing season and objectives for the upcoming fiscal year in a semi-annual report to Congress. Among other issues, the IRS identified delays in issuing refunds to identity theft victims, misleading telephone measures that lead to poor resource allocation decisions, and delays in processing Employee Retention Credit claims as key taxpayer challenges.

June 26, 2024: The IRS announced it will mail time-limited settlement offers in July 2024 to eligible taxpayers who participated in Syndicated Conservation Easements and substantially similar transactions that are under audit. The settlement offer will require substantial concession of income tax benefits and the application of penalties.

June 26, 2024: The IRS, through its Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee, released its 2024 annual report, which contains a total of 12 recommendations for Congress and the IRS to help improve tax administration.

June 27, 2024: The IRS extended the deadline to file federal individual and business tax returns and make tax payments for certain individuals and businesses in Mississippi that were affected by severe weather since April 8, 2024. The new deadline is November 1, 2024. The extended deadline is available to taxpayers in any area designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), including individuals and households that reside or have a business in Hancock, Hinds, Humphreys, Madison, Neshoba and Scott counties.

June 28, 2024: The [...]

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