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IRS 90-day pre-examination compliance pilot for retirement plans

IRS 90-day pre-examination compliance pilot for retirement plans

The IRS is piloting a pre-examination compliance program for retirement plans, which provides plan sponsors with 90-day window to review plan operations and make corrections prior to examination.
Superfund excise tax FAQs and tax rates released by the IRS

Superfund excise tax FAQs and tax rates released by the IRS

The IRS issued FAQs regarding the Superfund chemical excise tax and tax rates today to help those taxpayers who may be impacted.
IRS to process all Forms 1040 originally filed in 2021 by end of week

IRS to process all Forms 1040 originally filed in 2021 by end of week

Despite persistent challenges facing the IRS, the agency is on track to process all Forms 1040 originally filed in 2021 this week, with remaining inventory processed soon after.
IRS increases mileage rates for the remainder of 2022

IRS increases mileage rates for the remainder of 2022

The IRS provides some relief amid rising gas prices with an optional increase to the standard mileage rate for business travel.
Congress open to considering a pause on automated tax notices

Congress open to considering a pause on automated tax notices

National Taxpayer Advocate, Erin Collins, recommends the IRS pause automated collection notices. Congress may consider the recommendation.
IRS releases guidance on Q4 removal of employee retention credit

IRS releases guidance on Q4 removal of employee retention credit

Employers need to react quickly to the new guidance to pay in amounts as if they were incurred on Dec. 31, 2021.
IRS releases 2022 retirement plan limitations

IRS releases 2022 retirement plan limitations

The IRS has released its annual cost-of-living adjustments for retirement plan limits, effective Jan. 1, 2022.
Digital assets targeted for substantial tax hikes

Digital assets targeted for substantial tax hikes

The Ways and Means Committee proposed legislation targeting digital assets to increase tax revenue via wash and constructive sales rules.
Taxpayer Advocate Service struggles with a backlog of cases

Taxpayer Advocate Service struggles with a backlog of cases

Taxpayer Advocate Service is wrestling with a backlog of cases trying to navigate the changing environment of the pandemic.
IRS issues employee retention credit gross receipt exclusion procedure

IRS issues employee retention credit gross receipt exclusion procedure

Rev. Proc. 2021-33 allows exclusion of PPP, restaurant revitalization and shuttered venue operator grants from ERTC gross receipts test.
IRS enhances employee retention credit guidance for open questions

IRS enhances employee retention credit guidance for open questions

Notice 2021-49 provides answers on previously uncertain issues and addresses changes implemented in the American Rescue Plan Act.
Paid leave for employees impacted by COVID-19 in 2021

Paid leave for employees impacted by COVID-19 in 2021

Some employers can give paid leave to employees impacted by COVID in 2021 and claim a payroll tax credit per the American Rescue Plan Act.
IRS updates its Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS)

IRS updates its Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS)

EPCRS is a summary of the rules that the IRS uses to assist employers in correcting retirement plan mistakes without disqualifying the plan.
SBA formally withdraws loan necessity questionnaire

SBA formally withdraws loan necessity questionnaire

Small Business Administration, in light of lawsuit, notifies PPP lenders that loan necessity questionnaire is withdrawn.
IRS extends relief for leave-based donation programs

IRS extends relief for leave-based donation programs

Notice 2021-42 provides guidance for cash payments from foregone vacation, sick or personal leave made by employers to charities.
President Biden unveils his American Families Plan

President Biden unveils his American Families Plan

Biden’s plan to grow the middle class, expand economic growth to all Americans and leave the US more competitive funded with tax changes.