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Taxation

  • IRS Releases Guidance on Valuing Contracts for Professional Athletes

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Apr 11, 2019
    The IRS has issued a new revenue procedure that provides relief for professional sports teams that, before, were bedeviled by how to value their players' contracts. 
  • IRS Reform Bill Clears House With Controversial Provision Regarding Free Filing

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Apr 10, 2019
    The House has passed legislation that introduces major structural changes to how the IRS is run, representing the first major overhaul of the agency in decades, though its passage in the Senate will likely be more fraught due to a provision that some Democrats are saying prevents the IRS from developing its own free tax-filing platform. 
  • Study: Average Pay for NYC-Area Tax Analyst is $71,780

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Apr 10, 2019
    Are you a tax analyst in the New York City area making less than $71,780? Then you should probably ask for a raise because that is below the average. 
  • IRS Paid $312 Million to Whistleblowers in 2018

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 8, 2019
    The IRS paid a total of $312 million last year to whistleblowers, whose tips allowed the service to collect an additional $1.441 billion. 
  • Shortly Before Tax Season, IRS Issues More Guidance on TCJA Provisions

    By:
    Ruth Singleton
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    Jan 25, 2019

    In the run up to tax filing season, which begins on Jan. 28, the IRS has released regulations and other guidance on key provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). One is IRS Code Section 199A, which provides for a 20 percent deduction for pass-through organizations with qualified business income (QBI), and another is Section 965, which governs taxes on repatriated income.

  • House Subcommittee Seeks Answers About IRS Security Breaches

    By:
    Ruth Singleton
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    Sep 27, 2018
    In response to recent breaches of the IRS’s taxpayer verification efforts, including the identity protection PIN, the House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee held a hearing yesterday on improving the agency’s authentication technology.
  • Supreme Court’s Internet Sales Tax Ruling Creates Compliance Hurdles for Many Retailers

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Aug 22, 2018

    The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling that a state government can require retailers to collect sales tax even if they have no physical presence in the state overturns decades of precedent and exposes online merchants to a complex web of compliance decisions.