Check out our summary of significant Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance and relevant tax matters for the week of December 18, 2023 – December 22, 2023.

December 18, 2023: The IRS released Internal Revenue Bulletin 2023-51, which includes the following:

  • Notice 2023-74, which delays the new $600 Form 1099-K reporting threshold requirement for third-party settlement organizations for calendar year 2023 and plans to phase in the reporting requirement in 2024, starting with a threshold of $5,000.
  • Revenue Procedure 2023-40, which provides guidance in specific circumstances on the adequacy of disclosure on a federal tax return for purposes of reducing the understatement of income tax accuracy-related penalty pursuant to § 6662(d) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) and avoiding the Code § 6694(a) tax return preparer penalty.
  • Proposed regulations that would amend the rules applicable to plans that include cash or deferred arrangements pursuant to § 401(k) to provide guidance with respect to long-term, part-time employees. Comments must be received by January 26, 2024. A public hearing is scheduled for March 15, 2024, at 10 am EDT.
  • Revenue Procedure 2023-37, which sets forth rules for Qualified Pre-approved Plans and § 403(b) Pre-approved Plans. The rules consolidate and conform prior revenue procedures with respect to the pre-approved plans.
  • Revenue Procedure 2023-38, which provides procedural rules for qualified manufacturers of new clean vehicles to comply with the reporting, certification and attestation requirements regarding the excluded entity restriction.
  • Revenue Ruling 2023-23, which publishes the base period T-bill rate for the period ending September 30, 2023, under § 995(f).
  • Revenue Procedure 2023-36, which updates the list of jurisdictions with which the United States has in effect a relevant information exchange agreement or an automatic exchange relationship under Treasury Regulation § 1.6049-4(b)(5) and Treasury Regulation § 1.6049-8(a).

December 18, 2023: The IRS announced the launch of the second phase of a new online self-service tool for businesses that expands the business tax account capabilities and eligible entity types. Individual partners of partnerships and individual shareholders of S Corporation businesses are also now eligible for a business tax account.

December 18, 2023: The IRS issued Revenue Ruling 2024-1, which provides tables of covered compensation under § 401(l)(5)(E) for the 2024 plan year.

December 19, 2023: The IRS announced new penalty relief for certain individuals, businesses and tax-exempt organizations that were not sent automated collection reminder notices during the pandemic. Notice 2024-7 and Fact Sheet 2023-28 provide additional details.

December 19, 2023: The IRS issued Notice 2024-1, which provides the percentage increase for calculating the qualifying payment amounts for items and services furnished during 2024 for purposes of § 9816 and § 9817 of the Code, section 716 and section 717 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of [...]

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