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Proposed regulations update tables used to calculate RMD

Proposed regulations update tables used to calculate RMD

The IRS issues proposed regulations to update the life expectancy tables to reflect current, longer life expectancy rates.

  • Katie Beaver, Bill O’Malley
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  • November 11, 2019
IRS releases new list of automatic method changes for 2019

IRS releases new list of automatic method changes for 2019

Revenue Procedure 2019-43 supersedes Rev. Proc. 2018-31, providing procedures to change accounting methods with automatic consent.

  • Christian Wood, John Charin
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  • November 11, 2019
IRS releases 2020 retirement plan limitations

IRS releases 2020 retirement plan limitations

The IRS publishes applicable annual limitations and maximums for retirement plans, resulting in small increases for 2020.

  • Anne Bushman, Joni Andrioff, Nicole Kelley
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  • November 07, 2019
UK Tax Authority releases updated digital asset guidance

UK Tax Authority releases updated digital asset guidance

New guidance from the UK’s Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs provides more clarity for businesses engaged digital asset businesses.

  • Jamison Sites, Wes Jamieson
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  • November 06, 2019
IRS releases distribution guidance to former S corporations

IRS releases distribution guidance to former S corporations

The IRS released long-awaited guidance outlining how former S corporations should source distributions between S corp and C corp earnings.

  • Ed Decker, John Romano
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  • November 06, 2019
New developments in debt equity regulations

New developments in debt equity regulations

IRS to retain regulations treating some related party debt as equity, but will propose rules easing one of the regulations’ harshest rules.

  • Stefan Gottschalk, Tonya Williams
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  • November 05, 2019
Nov. 15th deadline for 2019 QI, WP and WT application looms near

Nov. 15th deadline for 2019 QI, WP and WT application looms near

All companies seeking QI, WP, or WT status for 2019 must apply by Nov. 15, 2019 to have an agreement in effect.

  • Aureon Herron-Hinds
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  • October 31, 2019
IRS practice unit for evaluating electronic W-8s sheds light on exams

IRS practice unit for evaluating electronic W-8s sheds light on exams

The IRS has published a long-awaited practice unit as guidance for examinations of electronic books and records under section 1441.

  • Aureon Herron-Hinds
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  • October 30, 2019
Taxpayer refund saved by informal claim doctrine

Taxpayer refund saved by informal claim doctrine

IRS denied a formal refund claim as untimely, but taxpayer obtained relief through the informal claim doctrine.

  • Evan Stone, John Deininger
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  • October 24, 2019
IRS directive provides relief for delays in WOTC certifications

IRS directive provides relief for delays in WOTC certifications

Joint LB&I and SB/SE directive allows taxpayers to claim work opportunity tax credit in the year delayed state certifications received.

  • Tom Windram, Mark Blawas
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  • October 23, 2019