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Trusts & Estates

Fiduciary entities, other than specific charitable entities such as charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, or private foundations, are allowed many of the same deductions as an individual.


Tax Flash

On January 31, 2017, the Large Business and International division of the IRS rolled out the latest phase in a new effort aimed at improving compliance and updating the agency's approach to taxpayer examinations.

 


Tax Flash

The passing of the Protecting Americans from Tax Hike (PATH) Act of 2015 introduced many exciting changes related to the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Incentive program.

 


Tax Flash

On January 18, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") published administrative guidance in Notice 2017-15, providing specific policy and procedures for retroactively changing the tax treatment of federal estate, gift and generation-skipping transfers (GST) in the estates of same-sex married couples whose marriages were not legally recognized prior to the United States Supreme Court's decision in United States v. Windsor.

 


Tax Flash

It's tax filing season time again! As if trying to figure out what forms to file isn't hard enough for taxpayers, the IRS and many states have changed their official filing deadlines.

 


Assurance Alert

Suppose you are the CFO of a small public company, and you're having a conversation with a peer who is the CFO of an accelerated filer. "How are you handling SOX at your company?"

 


Tax Flash

For individual filers who are required to e-file their income tax returns, don't be surprised to hear your accountant tell you she needs a copy of your driver's license or state ID in order to process your filing.

 


Tax Return Compliance

On April 16, 2016, the IRS released an updated version of Form W-8BEN-E, Certificate of Status of Beneficial Owner for United States Tax Withholding and Reporting (Entities), along with Instructions.

 


Tax Flash

The IRS issued Notice 2016-66 on November 1, 2016, identifying certain transactions relating to small captive insurance companies as "transactions of interest."

 


Tax Return Compliance

IRS Notice 2017-9, explains the scope of a new de minimis error safe harbor for information returns and payee statements created by the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PATH Act).

 


Construction

When it comes to construction contracts and the IRS, the rules can be very complex. The IRS specifically addresses tax matters and construction industry issues within Internal Revenue Code Section 460.

 


International Taxation

The IRS has recently issued final regulations regarding the treatment of U.S. disregarded entities wholly owned by foreign persons. These final regulations became effective December 13, 2016.

 

 
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