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Latest Articles

  • Colorado to Be First State to Accept Cryptocurrency for Tax and Fee Payments

    By:
    Ruth Singleton
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    Mar 1, 2022
    Jared Polis, the governor of Colorado, has announced that the state will begin to accept tax and fee payments in cryptocurrency this year. Gov. Polis said in a tweet that Colorado would accept crypto payments converted into a dollar value, which would then be deposited in the state’s treasury. 
  • Regulatory Roundup - Feb. 22-28

    By:
    Ruth Singleton
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    Feb 28, 2022
    With so many regulators out here, it can be tough to keep track of all the decisions being made. This is the NYSSCPA's regular series that collects relevant regulatory announcements from the past week and puts them in one place to help you stay on top of the issues.
  • U.S. and Allies Continue to Impose Financial Sanctions Against Russia

    By:
    Ruth Singleton
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    Feb 28, 2022
    On Monday, the Biden administration announced new sanctions against the central bank of Russia, in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. This action freezes the bank’s assets within the United States and bars Americans from doing any business with it.  
  • Preparers Confront a Particularly Challenging Tax Season

    By:
    Ruth Singleton
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    Feb 25, 2022
    Because of a host of expiring tax provisions, preparers and their clients are reporting that this tax season is a source of uncertainty and anxiety.  Approximately 40 tax provisions, including the enhanced Child Tax Credit, expired in 2021, 34 at the end of the year and six after the third quarter.  
  • IRS Announces Increased Interest Rates for Second Quarter of 2022

    By:
    Ruth Singleton
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    Feb 24, 2022
    The IRS announced that it will increase interest rates for the second quarter of 2022,  beginning April 1.
  • In Initial Trading, Markets Fall and Oil Prices Rise in Response to Russian Invasion of Ukraine

    By:
    Ruth Singleton
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    Feb 24, 2022
    In early trading Thursday, markets fell and the prices of oil, gold and government bonds rose, in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, including airstrikes on the capital, Kyiv. As of about 10 a.m., the Dow Jones Industrial Average had fallen by about 800 points, or 2.4 percent. In addition, the S&P 500 had dropped by 2 percent and the Nasdaq Composite had fallen by 1.9 percent.  
  • GOP Senator Calls for All Americans to Pay Federal Income Tax, Even Lowest Earners

    By:
    Ruth Singleton
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    Feb 23, 2022
    Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) released a plan that would require all Americans to pay some federal income tax, even if it is a nominal amount. The proposal was part of what he called an “11-point plan to rescue America”
  • Regulatory Roundup - Feb. 15-22

    By:
    Ruth Singleton
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    Feb 22, 2022
    With so many regulators out here, it can be tough to keep track of all the decisions being made. This is the NYSSCPA's regular series that collects relevant regulatory announcements from the past week and puts them in one place to help you stay on top of the issues.
  • Members of Congress Seek to End Tax Breaks for Pro Teams Building New Stadiums

    By:
    Ruth Singleton
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    Feb 22, 2022
    Three members of Congress have introduced a bill that would put a halt to a subsidy benefiting professional sports teams—tax-exempt municipal bonds.
  • IRS Warns of New Scams Aimed at Tax Professionals

    By:
    Ruth Singleton
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    Feb 18, 2022
    The IRS has issued a warning about new email phishing scams that seek to steal tax software preparation credentials. Tax professionals are the prime targets, as the scammers seek to steal their identities and obtain client data in order to file fraudulent tax returns for refunds.