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Weekly IRS Roundup November 16 – November 20, 2020

Presented below is our summary of significant Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance and relevant tax matters for the week of November 16, 2020 – November 20, 2020. Additionally, for continuing updates on the tax impact of COVID-19, please visit our resource page here. November 16, 2020: The IRS released Notice 2020-82 related to the due date for certain contributions to defined benefit plans. November 16, 2020: The IRS released Revenue Ruling 2020-26 updating the applicable federal rate and various other prescribed rates for December 2020. November 16, 2020: The IRS released Notice 2020-81 updating weighted average interest rates, yield curves, and segment rates. November 18, 2020: The IRS released Revenue Ruling 2020-27 related to deductions for expenses paid with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. November 18, 2020: The IRS released Revenue Procedure 2020-51 providing a safe harbor for deductions for expenses paid with PPP loans when loan...

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Weekly IRS Roundup April 27 – May 1, 2020

Presented below is our summary of significant Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance and relevant tax matters for the week of April 27 – May 1, 2020. Additionally, for continuing updates on the tax impact of COVID-19, please visit our resource page here. April 28, 2020: The IRS published Large Business and International (LB&I) Process Unit on the substantiation of foreign tax credits for individuals. For an individual to claim a foreign tax credit, individual taxpayers must submit Form 1116 with their US federal income tax return. At the request of the IRS, the taxpayer must provide evidence supporting the foreign taxes claimed on Form 1116. April 28, 2020: The IRS published LB&I Concept Unit on the installment method under IRC § 453. An installment sale occurs when a seller receives at least one payment in a tax year after the disposition. An installment sale is reported on a Form 6252. April 30, 2020: The IRS issued Revenue Procedure 2020-29,...

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Weekly IRS Roundup April 13 – April 17, 2020

Presented below is our summary of significant Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance and relevant tax matters for the week of April 13 – April 17, 2020. Additionally, for continuing updates on the tax impact of COVID-19, please visit our resource page here. April 16, 2020: The CARES Act made several modifications to net operating losses (NOLs). Specifically, NOLs incurred in 2018, 2019 and 2020 can be carried back to offset taxable income earned during the five-year period prior to the year in which the NOL was incurred. Accordingly, to allow taxpayers to meet the deadlines to submit such refunds, the IRS issued temporary procedures to allow taxpayers to fax certain Forms 1139 and 1045 due to COVID-19. Only claims allowed under sections 2303 and 2305 of the CARES Act that are made on Form 1139 or Form 1045 are eligible refund claims that can be faxed. April 16, 2020: The IRS published FAQs to address specific issues related to the deferral of deposit and...

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